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St. Augustine, edging and cutting it high

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, May 20, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    William and Jvan - here are a couple of photos from today I took some when I remembered but am having trouble getting some to upload.

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    Density of turf - also note the blades have clean cuts and not rips.

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    The rest simply will not upload ....will get more tomorrow
     
  2. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
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    well down here is how they like it, you know there's more than one type of st Aug and there is a few yards I cut that has the type that I can't cut no lower than 3.5. the bug problem isn't as bad to me, I'm used to it I guess. In my old house I sold it had st Aug that looked better at a cut height of 3 in the spring and the summer 3.5, the neighbor across the street is cut at 3.5 in spring and 4 in summer.
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  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Remember you are in the Florida forum now and down here is really up there! Up there or not that is not a suggested cutting height for most St. Augustine cultivators unless you are mowing a lot of dwarf varieties such as Seville etc.

    Here is something you maybe can share with your customers when you suggest a higher cut? http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh028
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,441

    Saw a neighbor do a first cut on his freshly resodded Floratam. Yep 2.5 inches with a dull blade. Went from vibrant green to varying shades of yellow/green with a few scalps thrown in for good measure. Then he started his irrigation. They never learn.
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  5. I never got that with homeowners that do their own lawns(watering after they cut it).
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  6. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 646

    my bad I didn't know It was a Florida forum can't tell from my phone. to be honest, I tried to explain it once to the few that rather it low but hey its their lawn, and that is a good link, thanks for the info.
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look at the banner at very top of this page. Tells you what forum your in. All are welcome with relevant info to share. You won't find any stripe threads in here.
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    This was at 1pm today too. Full hot sun. I'm sure he will blame the sod guy.
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  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    For sure all are welcome and he will most likely find following our threads more useful in his work than the blue grass monkeys with the stripe threads. Beside we are a small group here and for some strange reason others do not seem to like to play with us here! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I live in Texas and we have STA too so I like to listen for expert advice from FL. Still waiting. :laugh:

    J/K But honestly you guys could grow twiggs into trees.
     

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