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Raising mowing heights in summer? Floratam?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A23, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. A23

    A23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    I was just wondering how often and how far that you all raise your mowing heights during the summer vs. the rest of the year, and I'm especially curious about Floratam? I personally like to keep my Floratam yards at 3.75" year round, but I'm considering jumping up to 4" this summer due to the extreme heat/rain we've been getting lately and how fast/thick it's getting between mowings......
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    I'll change my cutting height from 3.25 to 4.5" and in between depending on the rate it grows up here in NC FL. Unlike down in your location, Floratam goes dormant in the Winter up here.
  3. I cut at 4" minimum....
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  4. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,046

    I cut my own st.Aug lawn today @ transport height. Looks so so nice
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,887

    We have been cutting at 5" for last two months. When SA is really healthy and thick it demands to be cut high. Less than 4 and its yellow and scraggly.
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  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    I cut it at 5" all year.
  7. Its funny how all of us Florida guys swarm to a post when the word floratam is in the title lol
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  8. A23

    A23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    :laugh: yeh it's so true

    Thanks for the input so far guys...I'll prob bump it up to at least 4, maybe 4.25
  9. Keep in mind it also depends on mower...if you are on a ztr your adding more weight vs a wb where there is no added weight....
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  10. Im also waiting for a northener to tell us how we are doing it all wrong...
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