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What height do you mow at?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Nov 23, 2003.


What height do you mow at?

  1. 2-2.25 in.

    4 vote(s)
  2. 2.5 in.

    10 vote(s)
  3. 2.75 in.

    9 vote(s)
  4. 3 in.

    36 vote(s)
  5. 3.25+ in.

    30 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    What height do you mow at?
  2. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    I mow most of my lawns at 2 3/4" but there are two I cut at 3 1/4" and in the summer I raise the deck to 3 1/4" and 3 3/4 for the other two. I mow mostly Kentucky Blue and Rye.
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I have my crews set the mowers at 2.5 - 3". I mow my own lawn at about 1", the fringe at 1/2" and the green at 3/16th. We are located in NH so the grasses would be mostly K blue and perrenial rye, the green is Penn G2
  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I start a little low. (spring ) Raise to maintain at 2.5
    Finish at 3-3.5 (fall)

    Alot of my stuff is weed infested lawns and the owner won't pay to have maintained correctly. I can do amazing stuff with crabgrass.
  5. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    hey sodking where are you located in NH?
  6. greensideup

    greensideup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    It really depends on the type of grass. The lowest we cut 2.5, but mostly 2.75 or 3. The highest is 3.5 to 4.25 on thick St. Aug lawns. In this heat, the higher the better. SCOTT
  7. t j lawn care

    t j lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I mow at 3 inches
  8. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Mowing season 3" , start and end of season 2 3/4"
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    DEpends on time of season, and type of grass. Anywhere from 2-4". :cool:
  10. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    5' 9 " in my tennis shoes......5' 9 1/2" in my boots :D

    Bermuda 1.5" in spring.....2" by late summer.

    Fescue 3" at all times :)

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