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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HLM86, Jul 24, 2005.
Centipede is 1.5"-2" and St. Augustine is 2.5"-3" is this right?
That sounds right but they're many variables that I use to determine the height of cut not just what the textbook says.
-type of grass
-is it wet? i'll cut it a little taller
-is it really tall? try to take off only a third if it's good turf
-am I in a hurry? take off just enough to look like it's been mowed (this isn't
-does the customer have a preference to the height of cut?
-will I be applying broadleaf herbicide after I mow? i'll cut it taller so there
are more leaves to absorb the herbicide
-is it a two week yard and I want it to last longer? i'll cut it shorter (only
Minimum recommended height for St. Augustine is 3" for it to remain a healthy, thriving lawn. I wouldn't cut St. Augustine any lower, at least in my climate where it stresses out too easy.
Oh no. That is even too low for perfect conditions. I this Heat 3.25 for centipede and 4 plus for St Augustine