Best cutting hieght?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by new2thebiz, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. new2thebiz

    new2thebiz LawnSite Member
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    Just curious what cutting height will look the best on the average lawn in Michigan?
     
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    I mow at 3".........................
     
  3. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 32

    We have our mowers set at 3 inches
     
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I used to always set mine at 3", now after some discussion, I have raised my mowers to 3 1/2" all year. The grass don't burn out as quick in the hot summer months, the higher height shades the roots better, and the customers like how their lawns are still green and others around them are brown.... In the fall, I will lower the mowers down for the last few cuts, so it looks good over the winter.... On a couple lawns I am trying it at 4 inches this season, will see what happens.
     
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    i also mow at 3-3.5 inches. Seems to work well.


    Trevor
     
  6. Rocko24

    Rocko24 LawnSite Member
    from ks
    Posts: 6

    I also go at 3-3.5"
     
  7. new2thebiz

    new2thebiz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Thanks alot guys.
     
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,308

    I mow cool season grass, 99% residentials and am at 2.25 for my shade and bentgrass lawns and 2.5 for Bluegrass sun lawns. I raise height with the heat and lower again as it cools. Everything is irrigated[sprinklers] here.
     
  9. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    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
     
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    root depth is proportional to grass height the longer the grass the deeper the roots will go
     

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