LawnSite Bronze Member
northeast ohio
fesques can be maintained at 2'' at the lowest, but most people are cutting right now at either 2.5-3'' thats on all cool season grasses.


LawnSite Platinum Member
Atlanta, GA
there are different cultivars of Tall Fescue. Some have a more dwarf growth habit and can be mowed lower. K-31 is not the same as Rebel. The finer stuff I would mow at the low end of the range, the coarser at the high end, for the particular time of year. Maybe 2.5" to 3.5" this time of year. Lower than 2.5" and I think you may be doing more harm than good long term.


LawnSite Silver Member
With spring growth, you can mow it lower to keep up. However, with the summer heat you need to protect the crown with a taller cut. The bottom line is whatever the customer wants no matter what. We all know better and people will talk about their reputations but, it all boils down to who pays you.

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