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mowing heights - whats yours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by treesnsnow, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. treesnsnow

    treesnsnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    hey guys i am trying to see what the average height you set your decks to on your mowers, i am running a hustler 60" and a 48" and figured i would throw this question out there and see the responses.
  2. EcoGreen Services

    EcoGreen Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 205

    Except where contracts call for 2 1/2"
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    This is something you learn before you start cutting.

    3in is the average height on northern grasses.
  4. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Average Res. 3"
    Commercial. 2.75"
    My yard and a few others that want it to stat green longer. 3.5"
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Three Inches.
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    3.5 for St. Augustine & Floritam... sometimes 3.75 when it's hot AND dry. 2.5 - 2.25 for Bahia. I'll cut the St. Augustine & Floritam to 3 or 3.25 before pesticide applications (bugs weeds pre-emergent, etc.).
  7. theheisk

    theheisk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    3.25 - 3.5 in the south.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'm at about 2.5 to 3 depending on the grass. I cut Bahia as low as it will go but as the season wears on I move the height up to get rid of the clippings.
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    3.75 for all my fescue and bluegrass yards

    2.75 for my zoysia
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    higher than all of you, but not for the whole season, we start at 3-3.5in depending on the lawn. we move to 4-4.25 depending on the lawn

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