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Old 05-22-2012, 06:38 PM
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William and Jvan - here are a couple of photos from today I took some when I remembered but am having trouble getting some to upload.

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After



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In Progress


Before ( one swipe done)



Density of turf - also note the blades have clean cuts and not rips.




The rest simply will not upload ....will get more tomorrow
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:08 PM
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For St. Augustine? That sounds way low even for the dwarf cultivars.

How's your cinch bug problem out there?
well down here is how they like it, you know there's more than one type of st Aug and there is a few yards I cut that has the type that I can't cut no lower than 3.5. the bug problem isn't as bad to me, I'm used to it I guess. In my old house I sold it had st Aug that looked better at a cut height of 3 in the spring and the summer 3.5, the neighbor across the street is cut at 3.5 in spring and 4 in summer.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:15 PM
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well down here is how they like it,
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Remember you are in the Florida forum now and down here is really up there! Up there or not that is not a suggested cutting height for most St. Augustine cultivators unless you are mowing a lot of dwarf varieties such as Seville etc.

Here is something you maybe can share with your customers when you suggest a higher cut? http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh028
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:25 PM
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Saw a neighbor do a first cut on his freshly resodded Floratam. Yep 2.5 inches with a dull blade. Went from vibrant green to varying shades of yellow/green with a few scalps thrown in for good measure. Then he started his irrigation. They never learn.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:36 PM
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Saw a neighbor do a first cut on his freshly resodded Floratam. Yep 2.5 inches with a dull blade. Went from vibrant green to varying shades of yellow/green with a few scalps thrown in for good measure. Then he started his irrigation. They never learn.
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I never got that with homeowners that do their own lawns(watering after they cut it).
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Remember you are in the Florida forum now and down here is really up there! Up there or not that is not a suggested cutting height for most St. Augustine cultivators unless you are mowing a lot of dwarf varieties such as Seville etc.

Here is something you maybe can share with your customers when you suggest a higher cut? http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh028
my bad I didn't know It was a Florida forum can't tell from my phone. to be honest, I tried to explain it once to the few that rather it low but hey its their lawn, and that is a good link, thanks for the info.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:45 PM
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my bad I didn't know It was a Florida forum can't tell from my phone. to be honest, I tried to explain it once to the few that rather it low but hey its their lawn, and that is a good link, thanks for the info.
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Look at the banner at very top of this page. Tells you what forum your in. All are welcome with relevant info to share. You won't find any stripe threads in here.
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I never got that with homeowners that do their own lawns(watering after they cut it).
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This was at 1pm today too. Full hot sun. I'm sure he will blame the sod guy.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:49 PM
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. All are welcome with relevant info to share. You won't find any stripe threads in here.
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For sure all are welcome and he will most likely find following our threads more useful in his work than the blue grass monkeys with the stripe threads. Beside we are a small group here and for some strange reason others do not seem to like to play with us here!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:51 PM
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I live in Texas and we have STA too so I like to listen for expert advice from FL. Still waiting.

J/K But honestly you guys could grow twiggs into trees.
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