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length of cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevij, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. stevij

    stevij LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    hi guys, this may seem like a stupid question, but just out of curiosity what is the average length of cut on your grass in the U.S.? the pictures on lawnsite show some really good work but it seems that you mow longer than we do over here, most of our amenity areas being cut at 25mm(1 inch).
  2. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Posts: 1,123

    I haven't cut under 3" this year.
  3. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

  4. stevij

    stevij LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    thanks for that link grubrunner, interesting reading. our customers would be screaming for a cut with the grass at 3 inches. many factors involved tho, esp our wet weather!
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    3 and 3/4 to 4" during summer and when real wet sometimes gotta cut with deck all the way up 4 1/2"
  6. LuvdaPack36

    LuvdaPack36 LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 49

    3.75 - 4.25 all year round.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    2.5 to 3.0. All year.
  8. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    About 3 inches for me. Some customers may be 2.5 inches and some may be 3.5, or anywhere in between.
  9. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    3.5 unless it's very wet -- then 4
  10. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,757

    Usually start at 3.5 inches, with 3.25 being the absolute minimum, and usually only for the months of April, and, possibly, May, then ease the cut up to 3.75 or even 4.0 on most properties, as the weather gets hotter and drier. Lawns in this area are predominantly fescue.

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