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does this sound right or is someone up to no good?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnwizards, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    i have a lawn customer who has a separate fert company. they left her a note yesterday saying that the first cut should be at 1 1/2 inches. the company is chemlawn and i've been reading on here that they also cut lawns.. the grass is fescue and we always keep it cut at 3 1/2 inches... is this accurate of them by saying it needs to be cut at 1 1/2 inches or are they trying to steal my account??? :nono: opinions please... thanks..

  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    please delete this thread (if possible). i started it in the wrong forum... thanks.
  3. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    I've read that the first cut should be very short and bagged, like a clean up of sorts.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    I have cut grass in ky all my life and i have never heard or been ask to do 1 and a 1/2 inch cut, sounds like a homeowner telling you what to do everbody thinks they know it all in lawncare,hell if she wants it cut, cut it and charge.
  5. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,603

    Fescue species normally don't tolerate close mowing. It should be cut at least 2 and preferable more inches.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    They state "first cut" are they referring to verticutting?
  7. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    chemlawn assumes we all cut out lawns at a reccomended height like blue grass 2-2 1/2 inches . we cut at 4" in summer 3 1/4 maye fopr 1st cut on blues, maybe 2 3/4 on rye or fescue but those also we maintain at 3 3/4 to 4 in summer. It is possible to cut very short but you neeed to cut 3 times per week to do it properly. you should only cut 33% of the grass at a time so if yo uso the math it is basically impossible to cut at even 2- 2 1/2 " on a 7 day mowing cycle
  8. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    I would say 3 1/2 inches sounds right. Thats what we do!!!!:)

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