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Optimum Cut (Mulch) Height in Summer for Fescue

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jmarkwood, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. jmarkwood

    jmarkwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    What height are Mid- Atlantic (VA) members normally cutting fescue at for summer?

    I currently have my Metro 36 with mulch baffle/blades height set:
    Axle E
    Spindle 3 below/1 above
    Caster 4 1/2 below/ 1 3/16 above
    This supposedly equals 3 3/8 cut height.

    Blades Exmark mulching blades - newly sharpened

    The Notched foils on side discharge cutting at 2 7/8 (1/2 inch lower) for spring was awesome, but raising the height and adding the mulch kit is making the Fescue look unmanicured.

    It is recommeded to cut fescue at 3 to 3 1/2 by all the Turf University sites.

    Thanks, Jay
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    u might take the mulch kit off an use doubles. w side discharge .
    needs to be at least 3 in any case.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I'm cutting 3.5" - 3.75".

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