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Old 04-27-2004, 06:17 PM
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Doesn't it depend on such factors as time of year, temperature, regional location, type of grass, homeowner preference, etc.?

To ask a general question like this seems ridiculous, IMO.
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:26 PM
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I mow at 3" trying to get it up to 3.5"
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:43 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DJL
[B]Doesn't it depend on such factors as time of year, temperature, regional location, type of grass, homeowner preference, etc.?

You would be correct in your characterization IMO.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:49 AM
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It really depends on the type of grass I'm mowing..... If it is good and thick, and very little weeds I'll run aorung 4" it makes a wondeful stripe.. if the yard is spotty, has mutiple weeds, and several types of grass, I'll drop down to 3".... I actually have a couple of open fields that I mow on as high as my Toro will go.. I think it is around 6"... it make the grass look good and green, and stripes wonderful...... I never go below 3 though..
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:45 PM
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We mow at 3" with double blades
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by wrestlingcoach
WE HAVE OUR "WHITE TRASH" HEIGHT ABOUT 2 INCHES - every 2 week lawns ( mow and blow )

OUR NICE LAWNS 3-4 INCHES DEPENDS ON FESCUE OR BERMUDA

Please tell me you are not mowing Bermuda at 3" or higher. At the highest, hybrids should be mowed at 1.5" and common at 2". Bermuda will be more dense and less prone to thatch at the recommended heights.
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:08 PM
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root depth is proportional to grass height the longer the grass the deeper the roots will go

Turf density is proportional to cutting height. The shorter you mow the denser the turf, more shoots per foot.
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:24 PM
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i didn't know Bayer did Lawn products. thought they just did aspirin.

here is what i found from
http://www.bayeradvanced.com/lawn/care/mowing-tips.cfm

Mow high. Mowing at the upper end of the recommended mowing height for your grass type encourages deeper roots and better heat and drought tolerance since the grass helps shade the soil to reduce evaporation and maximize soil moisture content. This is a critical area which can help reduce the need for more frequent watering. Set your mower at 1-1/2 inches high for common Bermuda; 1-inch high for hybrid Bermuda; 3 inches high for tall fescue; 2-1/2 inches for Kentucky bluegrass; and 2-1/2 to 3 inches for St. Augustine.

Mow often. Mow when the lawn reaches about 1/3 higher than the recommended mowing height. For example, mow tall fescue when it reaches about 4 inches high.
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:02 PM
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DJL-

Agreed the question is rediculous.
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:40 AM
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I'm a little confused at the lack of knowledge and just plain out WRONG methods here . I realize this is the "just starting in business section" but some of the replies are just BAD BAD BAD. This is why I get so frustrated with this site. I find you need to have a good sifter to sift out all of the BS that people give you. But, if you are just starting out (like myself...second year) how do you know who to believe, if its the correct method, etc.?

I would find for these types of questions you need to refer to books. Otherwise, you would be doing yourself a dis-service by listening to some "professionals" on this site.
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