Height for spring

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CP Estates, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. CP Estates

    CP Estates LawnSite Member
    from North
    Posts: 45

    What heights is everyone starting at for spring?:confused:
     
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    First cut today...2-1/2"...
     
  3. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    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.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    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.
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    In our grasses never below 3 inches.
     
  6. Insometry

    Insometry LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 43

    Im with the turf doctor.
     
  7. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I mowed mine last week at 3.5". All turf type fescue. Didn't want to scalp and then freeze.
     
  8. skagman2006

    skagman2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    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!
     
  9. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    2 " to get the early green up
     
  10. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    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.:usflag:

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