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Is this common place?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jeff@SGLC.ca, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    Ok guys, just sitting here at work today (Laudromat) and kinda bored. In my travels and looking at a lot of other jobs out there.....With larger commercial properties, plaza's, big box stores....do you guys all cut the hell out of the grass till you're pretty much walking on dirt? I can't seem to figure out why the big guys up here handling these places seem to cut the grass down to a 1/2" even though they cut it every week.
  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    We cut at 3 1/2" in spring and 4" in summer on cool season. Dont think I have a commercial mower that will cut at 1/2"
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Pretty much the same here for us.
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    pretty much the same here, too. The lowest my mower goes down to is 1 inch, but i can't see who would use that.
  5. old dog

    old dog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    Same here for us-with competition like that you can take over quickly!
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Cut down to 1/2 inch? Keep doing that and there won't be any grass left to cut.
  7. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    The 1/2" was an exageration (spelt wrong?) but a few of them seem to butcher the grass into nothingness. August rolls around and they are out there mowing pretty much nothing...just going through the paces. Maybe come supper I'll go take my measuring tape and see if I'm way off or not.
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    Actually we spray the entire lawn with vinegar every month that way we don't have to use any equipment...and yes we still charge for 5 visits a month... payup
  9. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576


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