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Old 04-09-2011, 07:19 PM
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Just a little clarification.

I'm located in eastern NC and a large majority of my clients have centipedegrass. I'm having some conflicting information for the optimal mowing height.

A lot of the people on lawnsite are saying anywhere between 2.5"-4" for centipedegrass.

The TurfFiles from NCSU are recommending 1"-1.5" mowing height for centipede grass.

I know the LCOs on here have some real world experience, but I also know that NCSU is known for their agriculture and turf degrees, so they must have some merit to their claims?
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:33 PM
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Since I can't find the edit button on my posts, I'll post the link to the TurfFiles.

http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Turfgr....aspx#MC000019
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:36 PM
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That is who I refer two and many time refer my clients to. If NCSU post it there, it is scientifically proven and tested.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:48 PM
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you can cut centipede really short and it will be fine. alot of yards here have centipede in them. i generally cut all yards at 2" in the spring and then 2.5-3" in july and august when it gets really hot
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:52 PM
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I'm in Greenville, NC with a lot of Centipede. I'm cutting all of mine at 2.5 to 2-3/4".
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:07 PM
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you can cut centipede at 1" but it is hard to cut at that height unless the yard is absolutely perfect with no roots, rocks, dips, or anything in them. a safer height is 1.5" - 2" just to protect your mower blades.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:12 PM
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I think I may try a 1.5" on my personal lawn for a test run. Anyone else cut at 1.5 or 1 on a regular basis?
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:01 PM
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Nobody cuts that low? I would think there would be at least one of you guys out there that has done it, lol.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 PM
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The only reason I cut warm season turf that low is to scalp before reseeding with rye.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:36 PM
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what is it you are wanting to know? you can cut it that low if that's what you are asking. my dad cuts his at 1 1/2" all season long but it does turn brown in july/august when he does that lol
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