Cutting heights

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nousborne, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. nousborne

    nousborne LawnSite Member
    from 21029
    Posts: 13

    What cutting height should I be cutting lawns at with my 60" lazer z mower? I cut at 3.5 inches currently. Is that good?
  2. h400exinfl

    h400exinfl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 106

    What kind of grass?
  3. nousborne

    nousborne LawnSite Member
    from 21029
    Posts: 13

    How would I be able to know?
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,919

    Are you a southern or northern guy?

    If southern, I am not qualified to give you answer.

    If northern (grass is fescues, KBG, ryegrass), your cut at 3.5 inches now is just about right. Do you mow for biz, or is this just your own lawn? I cut at 3" with my walk behind, just so it is a bit more manicured for my customers, but surely nothing wrong with 3.5 inches.
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,449

    St. Augustine should be cut at 3.5 at the shortest, optimal height is at about 3 and 7/8 to 4 inches.
  6. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
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