What is your Deck Height Preferences

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Droffaws, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Droffaws

    Droffaws LawnSite Member
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    I'm trying to figure out what deck height to use when the customer doesn't care. I think 3" looks kinda short...I'm considering going 3.5"-4".


    Anybody have an opinion?
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    the lowest i go is 3". EVER. not too much more than 3.75" though, otherwise it looks a little ratty on most lawns around here.
     
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Depends on what I am cutting. On the high quality hybrid bermuda turf I never go over 2".
     
  4. Droffaws

    Droffaws LawnSite Member
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    So doing a plain ole residential lawn cutting around 3.5" would be a good look?
     
  5. bunky

    bunky LawnSite Member
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    I cut my lawns at 3 1/2 inches..
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    as avery said, it depends on the lawn.
     
  7. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I cut mostly bluegrass & fescue. On a manicured loan I go 4" and 3 1/2" on most of the weed gardens.

    Charlie
     
  8. C.T. Lawn Care

    C.T. Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    i never go below 3 1/4, most of my lawns are mowed at 3 3/4 and then there are some that are mowed at 3.5, the one that i mow 3.25 on is my back yard because my family likes to hang out back there and play with the dogs. and i figure that i can keep it up because it is my yard lol
     
  9. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    In the spring we cut at 2.5 and in the summer 3.5
     
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    To me I dont like the look when a lawn is cut 3.5' or higher. Just not a clean crisp look. I mow my lawns around 3'-3.5' depending on the lawn.
     

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