Question about cutting height in KB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dwost, May 24, 2005.

  1. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, I cut my kentucky blue at 3.5-4". Over the last few seasons i've I noticed that this time of year when the seed heads (flower) begin to show that I'm unable to cut them off. They remain and give my nice deep green grass a white tint. Should I cut it shorter this time of year or not worry and let it go until the end of it's flowering cycle? TIA
     
  2. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone have input on this??
     
  3. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's the recommended cutting height for blue? I don't know anything about it because there's very little around here, but if you're getting seed heads, 3.5" to 4" is probably too long.
     
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    I cut mine @ 3" now and the blue will adapt to a point and start producing lower seed heads. I would lower to 3" over the next week or so (I cut my lawn 2 times a week now), until it quits producing the seed heads, then raise it back up to 3.5" - 4" for the summer.
     
  5. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    for our area, mixed blue and fescue is usually cut at 3. It is good to cut in March or whenever that first cutting is at 2 and a half to get "even sun" to all the grass and get it to equally "flush" (of course we are beyond that now)
     
  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks gang, I'll drop it down to 3" tonight when I cut and leave it for a few weeks.
     

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