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Old 08-02-2000, 10:23 PM
cutntrim cutntrim is offline
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What height are you Northern guys cutting at? We've been at 3 1/8&quot; but the grass is &quot;lying down&quot; with all the damn rain so we've lowered our decks like all the professional scalpers around here. Actually we're going to cut at 2 1/2&quot; now, not 2&quot; or less, like most other companies.<p>Besides most of our customers are always asking for it to be cut shorter anyhow, and they're the ones paying me so...<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com
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Old 08-02-2000, 10:37 PM
Jim White Jim White is offline
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With the way the weather been around here in western Mass everything is still growing. I'm still cutting at springtime settings of 2 to 2 3/4&quot;. I usally decide on the actual cut height for that week when I see how much growth we had. It also depends on the lay of the land, to avoid scalping at all cost.
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Old 08-02-2000, 10:39 PM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
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Depending on the lawn (thanx to exmark's floating adjustable deck!) I cut either 2 1/2 or 3 inches. If it were a hot dry summer they would all be at 3 or 3 1/2 by now. Its like May 2 all over again!!!<p>Bill
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Old 08-02-2000, 10:41 PM
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3&quot;-no exceptions.
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Old 08-02-2000, 10:51 PM
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In the Spring at 2 1/2&quot;.<br>In the Summer at 3&quot;<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance
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Old 08-02-2000, 11:43 PM
CandJ CandJ is offline
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Typically a 3&quot; cut, with a couple customers that request 2.5&quot;. Never less than 2.5&quot; Tho.
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Old 08-02-2000, 11:45 PM
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We've been cutting at 3.25 and 3.5 on our non irrigated sites because it was really getting dry here in central Michigan. Some even went to 3.75. Now that we've got all this rain, I'm still staying at 3.5 for a while just to be safe.
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Old 08-02-2000, 11:51 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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2.5&quot; is the lowest we ever cut. Now that it's hot, we cut at 3.5 to 4&quot; on a lot of lawns. 3&quot; is the lowest when it's hot.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
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Old 08-03-2000, 12:41 AM
TGCummings TGCummings is offline
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Since putting my Exmark in the field, I cut most lawns at 2.5&quot;. I used to butcher lawns, by request, with my 21&quot; push mower but I'm changing the rules this year. I've had some feedback, customers asking to have the lawn cut lower than that, but I've explained to them that cutting higher is best for the lawn, and most are respecting my wisdom at this point. <p>Another one I owe to Lawnsite... <p>-TGC
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Old 08-03-2000, 07:45 AM
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the low is 3&quot; with most at 3.5 to 4&quot; have a lot of fescue
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