length to cut grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bubba, Mar 5, 2000.

  1. bubba

    bubba LawnSite Member
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    what is the proper height too cut st.augestine grass in north centeral florida <br>have ben cutting it at 4&quot;<br>
     
  2. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I CAN'T REMEMBER THEIR WEBSITE,BUT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HAS SOME GREAT DETAILED INFO ON ST.AUGUSTINE MAINT.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    It depends on the variety of St Augustine. If you are talking Floratam, I try to cut it at 3 1/2&quot; in the spring and then move to 4&quot; in late spring and 4 1/2&quot; by early to mid summer. It seems to stress the grass a lot less if it is cut high in the summer. Some lawns that are somewhat shady can be cut at 4&quot; through the summer with no adverse effects. Other varieties can be cut lower.
     
  4. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
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    I was thinking of lowering my height to 3.5to 3.75 this year to see if I could get a denser<br>growth.
     

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