Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-2014, 05:56 PM
williams lcm williams lcm is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orlando fl
Posts: 718
st.augustine

There is not one lco in my area that is cutting St.Augustine at 4 inches in the winter . I cut it at 4inches in the winter while others are probably at 3.5 inches. You lco's drop the height this time of year? I know many mowers cut height does not actually measure up to what they are cutting. Maybe that is why. Usually my mowers that I have throughout the years are cutting at the proper height when new but as they get older cut height changes. I have a new customer that told me that I better not lower deck height in the winter like outher lawn guys do. I said nope it won't happen with me
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 4,869
I go to 3.75" if its a cold winter with little growth. its not that big of a deal.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:11 PM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 6,873
Why would someone cut it shorter when it is not growing as fast? I deal with grasses cut between 1/2-1". When they are not growing because of the time of year, mower is raised to an inch, if not more.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 4,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by greendoctor View Post
Why would someone cut it shorter when it is not growing as fast? I deal with grasses cut between 1/2-1". When they are not growing because of the time of year, mower is raised to an inch, if not more.
bc during a cold winter(not freezing weather just avg temps around 65 and lows in 40/50, you get very little growth and after two weeks cutting at 4" will look like nothing was cut. there's no harm to the st Aug so therefore no problem.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:19 PM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 6,873
As long as everyone does not keep going progressively lower. I mention it because I have seen it happen.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
CNYScapes's Avatar
CNYScapes CNYScapes is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: very cold place
Posts: 717
Quote:
Originally Posted by williams lcm View Post
There is not one lco in my area that is cutting St.Augustine at 4 inches in the winter . I cut it at 4inches in the winter while others are probably at 3.5 inches. You lco's drop the height this time of year? I know many mowers cut height does not actually measure up to what they are cutting. Maybe that is why. Usually my mowers that I have throughout the years are cutting at the proper height when new but as they get older cut height changes. I have a new customer that told me that I better not lower deck height in the winter like outher lawn guys do. I said nope it won't happen with me
Posted via Mobile Device
That customer sounds like he has been through several lawn operators. Wonder if hes the problem?

Any new customer that says "you better not ......" sounds high maintenance already!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 4,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by greendoctor View Post
As long as everyone does not keep going progressively lower. I mention it because I have seen it happen.
yea this is only with those circumstances. we have had a warm winter here and I've been cutting at 4" still.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:30 PM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 6,873
Sadly, I have yet to find many lawn people who understand St Augustine. Most of them cut it at 11/2-2 and wonder why the grass is so hard to keep. Then St Augustine becomes known as the ugly grass that dies easily. I then have a hard time getting people to use it when it is the best thing for their circumstance.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:34 PM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 6,873
Quote:
Originally Posted by CNYScapes View Post
That customer sounds like he has been through several lawn operators. Wonder if hes the problem?

Any new customer that says "you better not ......" sounds high maintenance already!
Or he has had to many people come around and butcher the lawn. Mine get reassured that lawns will be mowed with good equipment at the right height of cut. No scalping, no dull machines.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 4,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by greendoctor View Post
Sadly, I have yet to find many lawn people who understand St Augustine. Most of them cut it at 11/2-2 and wonder why the grass is so hard to keep. Then St Augustine becomes known as the ugly grass that dies easily. I then have a hard time getting people to use it when it is the best thing for their circumstance.
Yup ignoramuses. They want St. Aug to be zoysia but wot pay for zoysia. the snowbirds that come here call it crabgrass...probably due to the fact it becomes that after scalping over and over
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 AM.

Page generated in 0.07361 seconds with 7 queries