2008 mowing heights

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wiseguyslawn, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    What did everyone mow at this yr. I stayed consistent at 3.25" sometimes 3.5". Next year I'm thinking the range will be 3.75"-4". Less watering, Less disease. Overall better appearance. I'd like to hear some thoughts.
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I cut between 2.5" and 3", but mostly 3".
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    WOW werid thread!!!!

    been cutting grass for 30 + years. YOU dont dictate what hight to cut at, the type of turff and over ground type does.
  4. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I have one customer that I cut at least 3 different settings. And still I adjust them to current weather conditions due to dry.wet soil. Back yard Bahia 3.25" Side yard St aug/Bahia mix 3.5" Front yard St. Aug 4"-4.25" Front yard ditch 4.5".
    But I will admit I never go below 3.25" for Bahia and 4" for St. Augustine.
    And yes sometimes I need to blend in the transition areas with the line trimmer.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    do you charge them 4 times the money? :)
  6. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    3.5 bahai, 4.5 - 5 on st augustine , winter i might drop to 3 on the bahai lawns going every other week
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    3 inches here
  8. DFLS

    DFLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Fert + squirt service suggests 3"
  9. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    For what? Moving a pin from one setting to another because they are either different turf types or situations? I could see more charge if they added a bunch of stuff to the landscape but not for just simply changing deck height.

    2.5 to 4.5 for me. And yes one lawn that gets different heights because it has Flortam, Common Bermuda, and Argentine Bahia.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    2-4 inches, depending on turf, and what the customer likes.

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