Cutting Height???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by glenjr10, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. glenjr10

    glenjr10 LawnSite Member
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    I am just starting my lawn service, and was wondering what the standard height for mowing a yard was in Louisiana.

    Thanks
    Glen
     
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    What kind of grass down there?
     
  3. glenjr10

    glenjr10 LawnSite Member
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    grass types in louisiana would be: St. Augustine, Bermuda, Centipede, and a few others.
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bermuda: 1/2 t0 2 inches
    St. Aug: 1.5 to 3 inches
    Centipede: 1 to 2 inches
     
  5. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
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    We also have St. Augustine here in the Houston area. I usually cut it at 3" at the start and end of the season, but in the middle of summer I usually raise it closer to 4".
     
  6. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
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    I wouldn't go lower than 2" on St. Augustine, and even that is too low on some lawns.
     
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Glenjr10 welcome to the site. There are a few other companies from your area and you might be able to contact them for some additional info. Best of luck to you.


    Gravely_Man
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know what you mean it does seem too low, but I am just quoted what the scientific height recommendations are.
     
  9. BB36

    BB36 LawnSite Member
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    St. Aug 3"
    Bermuda 2"
    Centipede 2"
     
  10. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most of mine are cut at 2.25" . Had one really nice St. Aug lawn that was cut at 3.75". 2.25 is the average but I go as low as 2"on some props.
     

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