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Centipede hieght?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, May 25, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    I've read in a a bunch of books and other placesthat centipede grass should be cut at 1.5"-2" inches, but I find it looks best at 3"-3.5" inhes....I haven't ever tried any lower than 2.5" beacause it looks it would really scalp it if I did. F.Y.I.: I use a Lazer Z HP w/o doubles.....yet. So what's up with this? Show me the light!!!
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    2.5 to 3 if it will grow that tall. You willl scalp it and it doesn't revover that well.

    Always follow the 1/3 rule anyway. Some centipede won't get that tall, if it was sodded it will real easy, seed: you'll be lucky to get it to 2".
     
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Well, I've noticed my poorer quality lawns look best around 3" an my higher quality lawns look best around 3.5".
     

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