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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CP Estates, Mar 23, 2006.
What heights is everyone starting at for spring?
First cut today...2-1/2"...
I can't resist this one, sorry.
I'm starting at 5'9", like to grow to 5'10" so I can look the wife in the eye!
As far as the grass, we'll start at 2 1/2". Hoping we get some rain. Now we're melting 23" of snow we got Saturday - Monday.
LOL! Now THJERE'S the right answer! Actually, some people start real low - actually about scalping the lawn (if it was prepped right in the fall, it is ok. Later in the spring though, you want to go as high as you can and still handle the growth. Spring is a crucial time for root growth. It is a simple rule of thumb...the longer the leaf, the deeper the root is able to grow.
In our grasses never below 3 inches.
Im with the turf doctor.
I mowed mine last week at 3.5". All turf type fescue. Didn't want to scalp and then freeze.
Spicer, I cant believe you cut yesterday.I'm in West Chester area and it's way too soft here from the couple inches of snow from monday.Good Luck/be safe!
2 " to get the early green up
This is the earliest I have ever mowed in my life but with the warm winter the yard actually needed it. After I cut I core aerated also.