Originally Posted by OakNut
Man, if I could find a lawn as flat as that photo, I'd pay THEM to mow it.
Not everyone deals with the same types of lawns. Around here even a push mower would scalp the high spots when cut that low. A walk behind, or ZTR wouldn't just scalp - it would EXCAVATE. LOL
I gut most at 3". A few I drop lower. Depends on the lawn, terrain, grass, etc.
"Cut it shorter next time" generally equates to a cheap customer who thinks it will "last longer" between cuts. There's a 99.9% chance that this is the reason they want it cut that short.
Yup. I have to agree this is the most likeliest scenario.