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Mowing Height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dta61999, May 31, 2005.

  1. dta61999

    dta61999 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Can anybody tell me what is a good mowing height for fescue, bluegrass type grasses in the southern states?? :dizzy:
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    3" to start, 3.5" if you can get away with it. The longer the blade is the better natural weed control you will have, the longer the roots are (deeper), the better it will survive through a hot summer. As long as you water properly (.5 - 1" a week, water deeply and infrequently, avoid watering during the heat of the day and the evenings if possible) everything will be good.
  3. ITRY

    ITRY LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 42

    3" on my commercial lawns, and 4" on my own.
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    We mow everything at 3 1/4".
  5. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    All my yards are fescue and I go 3 inches through the spring and summer and when fall hits and its gets cooler and Im doing cleanups I set it to 2 inches.
  6. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    No lower than 3 inches ever..........
    Already at 4 inches on most accounts.
  7. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    I mow all of my accounts at 3 1/2 to 4inches
  8. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    4 inches standard on St. Augustine.
  9. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    I mow at 3'' or better.Now that it is getting hot I'll go up another inch.I mow my own at 5" and it stripes great.

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    [​IMG] Mow tall fescue at 2 inches during the fall and spring, raise to 3 inches in heavy shade and during the heat of the summer months. The improved turf-type varieties of tall fescue can be mowed at a height of 1.5 inches during spring and fall and 2 inches during summer months.

    Joe... :blob3:

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