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Old 12-01-2009, 11:57 AM
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Turf type tall fescue winter cut

How tall should I cut ttt fescue for the last cut before winter? It has been cut at 3" all year but, these last 2 times I cut it at 2-1/2". Is 2-1/2" fine for winter or should I go shorter? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:56 PM
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We typically recommend 2" for first and last mowings, and 3' or higher the rest of the season.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:49 PM
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heck here no need to cut short by xmass the deer cut it down
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:08 PM
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Thanks for the answers
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:29 PM
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i dont understand you guys cutting shorter in winter we go 5" with the walkers and let it go 3 weeks between cut all winter
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:13 PM
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i dont understand you guys cutting shorter in winter we go 5" with the walkers and let it go 3 weeks between cut all winter
From what I have read, the last cut of the season should be short to help prevent fungal diseases during the winter. Tall, wet grass is more likely to get diseased.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:24 PM
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we have never seen fungus from high cutting , it is an odd situation i guess
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:22 PM
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we have never seen fungus from high cutting , it is an odd situation i guess
thats becouse you dont have the snow like northen state get tall grass gets wet and beat down and it gets moldy and rotten
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:46 PM
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got ya thanks
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:34 PM
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As suggested, 2 - 2 1/2 inches is great for the first and last cut of the season. It will release auxin and help thicken the grass. For fescue or KY bluegrass summer height can be up to 3 1/2 inches. Tall grass is NOT good, especially over the winter. It can cause disease issues, and starts to grow horizontal instead of vertical. Not good for the lawn or appearance.
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