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Old 04-23-2013, 08:33 PM
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yea. but its small. wont take me long assuming i can get my 48 back there. is a bit of trimming. and no travel. could walk my mower there if i really wanted to.
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wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:41 PM
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I cut at 3", a few request lower and I comply as they are good people. However if you sense cut it low/every other week is just to save a buck, then OP you were right to let this dog go.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
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he says thats how everyone in cali does it. honeslty i dont know how anything in cali grows. their is no rain.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:16 PM
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i cut all lawns at 2" here on southern grasses. there are a few people that mow at 2.5" or 3" and their yards turn brown at the same time the yards i mow do. when it's hot and dry here everything turns brown no matter what you do. you are supposed to cut warm season grasses short anyways. i often find it humorous that some guys here follow rules for northern cool season grasses on southern warm season grasses. i think they are just misinformed. their yards always look shaggy and ugly too.

i actually picked up a customer last year because the previous LCO would cut it at 3" and not go shorter even though the owner asked him too. the owner is thrilled with having me as her LCO now since i mow it at 2".

it can work both ways.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
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yea. seems how that is. i'm worried tho. this guy is going to give lots of water.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:23 PM
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You can't play croquet in long grass... I'll cut as low as they want as long as it doesn't gouge and affect the blades... when it turns brown I stop OR mow so high it doesn't do anything anyway...

When I was in Cali. I didn't see any grass... maybe it was Bermuda or something... All I remember is being envious of the perpetual flowers they could produce with just a little effort...
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:24 PM
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shrugs. ill get a month of work from it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
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I mow at 3" or 3 1/2". I had a customer who was a very slow payer by the way, tell me to mow closer cause he wanted the weeds cut. Lol. Anyway I told him I lowered to his request which actually I didnt even touch the height. Him and his wife talked about how much better it looked. lol I still cut it the same height I had been cutting. Sometimes they just want to be boss.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
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Damn 2.5 is pretty short for our turf in Michigan. I'm at 3.5''+ and then last cut of season I'm at 3".
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:31 PM
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Is his money not green? Last time i checked you we're crying the poorhouse blues
1. Mow grass
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Then you can be picky
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