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Best fall cutting height?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nbizati, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. nbizati

    nbizati LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Whats the general rule of thumb here for nothern lawns cut height? I have been cutting at 3 1/2 all year round and was thinking of cutting at 2 1/2 right before the turf goes dormant. What does every one else do?:usflag:
     
  2. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Goes Dormant. What Kind Of Grass Do You Have? I Would Think You Would Have Fescue Or Some Other Cool Season Grass In Which You Would Never Cut Lower Than 3.5" Unless Overseeding. But I Don't Know That Much About Your Area.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,279

    we normally just cut a 1/4 inch lower than normal, there is really no need to cut extra close. We cut most lawns a 4 inches all summer, leading up to the last cut I may drop the deck to 33/4 and everntually to 3.5.
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    For the last cut, we lower most lawns down to 2 3/4 inches, a few lawns the last cut we keep 'em at 3 inches, nothing higher than that though.
     
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522

    About the same for me here in NC. If we do get snow or ice, it helps them to bounce back if not at 3.5"-4" like in summer.
     
  6. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i lowered all lawns except my own(as it has a special type of grass seed) to 2.75 inches this week. i think it would help when it comes time to using the leaf blowers.
     
  7. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    3" is working well right now.
     
  8. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    yep, I lower mine down to 2.75 for leaf season.
     
  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    2.5 to 3" ....get those leaves to blow across the lawn!
     

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