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Old 10-21-2013, 06:22 PM
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Why is it that lco's cut grass shorter this time of year.I still cut 4 inch or above on st.Aug. I think they do it so it is not as long when they cut on bi-weekly schedule. I see a ton of guys cutting it so short.
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I'm guessing these are the "per cut" guys and are trying to keep the income coming in. We cut all Floratam lawns at 5" all year long and most Bahia at 4" or higher all year as well.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:31 PM
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I'm guessing these are the "per cut" guys and are trying to keep the income coming in. We cut all Floratam lawns at 5" all year long and most Bahia at 4" or higher all year as well.
Maybe you are right but if I was a per cut guy I would cut high so I remove just a little, enough that it will need it sooner than later.

We cut 5 inch plus all year too. I do cut the few Bahia I have shorter, especially during the summer, I will nail it down to 3.5 to 3 1/4 because of the rapid growth rate.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:34 PM
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I think some cut shorter because they feel they can get to EOW quicker . And the by-the-cut guys do it because the homeowner tells them to, in an effort to save a buck. I'm sure some have other reasons. Maybe they think it looks a little "tighter" cut an inch shorter.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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In my area very few guys cut over 4 inches. I cut them high like you guys do. But I know a lot of mowers say 4 inches but actually cut much shorter. I cut my beautiful st. Aug lawn at 5 inches and my neighbors think I am crazy. As they are cutting at 3 inches. I like to keep the green on while my neighbors take it off.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:18 PM
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i personally drop my mowers 1 notch in the winter on Floratam. Bahia when i used to do it would get cut at 2.5-2.75 inches in winter....
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:54 PM
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I take my St Augustine down gradually to the height I like it, which is usually 4". Some maybe 3.75". I only cut at 5" because that's about all you do in late summer. Or in the case of this year...I was maxed out by the first week in July. I've started taking the height out of the couple bahia lawns I mow.

Back on topic. We didn't quite break a heat index of 100 today. It bounced between 98 and 99 all afternoon. So close!
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:03 PM
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Damn it man it is still HOT out there.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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Damn it man it is still HOT out there.
Finished a small landscape/mulch job after the route today. I was totally drenched in sweat by the time I was finished, finally tomorrow we should see the beginning of some cooler weather.
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They keep talking like cooler weather is on its way after tomorrow here! ( well below the mid 80's) ...I do not care as long as the humidity goes away...my God it was humid today....it should not be that humid this late in the year.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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Most humid year I can remember. And I can remember a lot of years.
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