what height do you

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dr9, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. dr9

    dr9 LawnSite Member
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    typically cut grass this time of year? I generally leave it about 3 1/2" but was wondering what others do.
  2. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    I mow at 3" the whole year.
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    depends on the turf. centipede (90% of my lawns) i am cutting at 2 1/4 - 2 1/2", bahia (the other 10%) i am cutting at 2 1/2 - 3".
  4. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 115

    I cut all year at 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 depending on the yard.
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    why so low for the northeast? do you find that your lawns are getting burnt faster than other lawns in the neighborhood once the hot weather hits?
    we cut nothing lower than 3, most at 3 1/2, and a few at 4.
  6. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 115

    Have not had a burn issue up here this year. It has rained every time it gets close to drying up. I think striping looks better when you leave the grass longer but in all the years I have cut it has been 2 1/2 to 2 3/4. Most of the LCO's up here seem to cut between 2 1/2 and 3 inches. Kind of gives it that golf course look in a weird way. The way it is growing here now I could cut at that height twice a week and still get a good amount of clippings!
  7. Damian

    Damian LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    My lawns are all St. Augustine and I've been cutting at 4" during the month of August. If we hadn't gotten a cold front and some rain through here yesterday, I was going to start cutting at 4.25"
  8. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    3-3.5 90% Of Time. 2.5 Before Fall Last Cut Or If Watered And I Mow Twice A Week!
  9. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    3 1/2 inches here, all season long except in the fall vacuuming leaves and final cut. Then I cut at 3 inches.
  10. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    most of mine are St.Augestein so I cut @ 5" other grass 3.5-4"

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