Mowing Length for Michigan, Mid-West Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pjslawncare, May 26, 2008.

  1. Pjslawncare

    Pjslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I'm just wondering what everyone cuts at. Right now i'm cutting at 3 in. because it's spring but usually i move up to 3.5 once summer hits...what about you?
     
  2. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 119

    I am mowing at 3.0 and willprobably continue to do so.
     
  3. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    3.0-3.25 here in wisconsin.
     
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,861

    We were at 3.0", but moved to 3 1/4" recently. We had no rain for almost a month, and we saw many clay soil lawns under drought stress with brown tracks from mower tires. :cry:

    But this past week when we received about 3 inches total rain. All bluegrass lawns are going to seed here, so we can't always mow as fast due to the thick seed stalks. Trying to keep our blades extra sharp. Plus the ground is now saturated (got rained out today), so we have to turn slow & carefully with the zero-turn riders (Exmark).

    We'll start mowing at 3 1/2" by late June. Central Iowa.
     
  5. tifway419

    tifway419 LawnSite Member
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    .75" all year. bermudagrass baby
     
  6. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,445

    i cut at 3-3.5
     
  7. Pjslawncare

    Pjslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,916

    3" here, fescue and KBG in MN.
    Will hold at this height thru the summer and drop down a 1/4 or 1/2 inch end of Oct to end of season.
    I have tried to cut my lawns higher than 3", which is ideal, but have gotten comments that it is too unkept so 3" is a good go-between for me and my customers.
     

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