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Florida mowing question


LawnSite Member
Zephyrhills, Fl.

I was wondering how many cuts a year you do on bahai in cenral Florida (Pasco County). I do 42 on St. Augustine (weekly April - Nov. & twice monthly Nov. - April) but, I am bidding some sub-divisions that only have bahai and I need to figure the monthly cost based on the number of cuts. Thanks in advance for your help.


lawnboy dan

LawnSite Platinum Member
north florida
if you have never cut bahia -you might want to find out what you are in for before you commit to a contract. it grows faster than st aug and is much harder to cut. hard to much nearly impossiable to bag . the only effective way to deal with bahia is to side discharge it . it also goes dormit in cold-cool weather and dosnt need cutting then at all.


LawnSite Member
Ocala, FL
I do 40 TO 42 cuts a year depending on how long winter last. In the summer it grows an inch a day. On some properties it requires double cutting. I just bought a scag with the velocity deck, it throws the grass out better so I'm hoping for no double cuting.

rob b.

LawnSite Member
plant city fl
38 Cuts A Year Is What I Base My Price On.customers Seem To Be Less Picky With These Types Of Yards For Some Reason.side Discharge With Some Sharp Blades-easy Money


LawnSite Bronze Member
Spring Hill, FL
I myself don't do Bahia. Of course I've been mowing here for almost 20 years so I can be a little picky. The best way to mow Bahia is to mow weekly Apr through Oct and then around Thanksgiving overseed with winter Rye. The lawn, if properly watered, will look better in Feb than it does in summer and the customer will love it. Plus, you can do bi-weekly mowing through the winter to keep the wolves away from your door.

David C.

LawnSite Member

Land's Sake!!! You're talkin' baleing Hay, Son!!!!!!!

Cows will knock each other out of the way to get at that roll of Bahia hay----but it makes for sloppy lawn cover!!!