Grass Height Going Into Winter

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buckhtr77, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. buckhtr77

    buckhtr77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Curious what folks have to say about the grass height going into the winter. How short/tall would you like to have it going into the cold season? I'm in IL about 30 minutes from St. Louis. Thanks for the inputs.
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    2.5" for customers. Im gonna try 2" on mine and see what happens.
  3. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    I just brought everyone down to 2.5
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I lower down to 5" at Thanksgiving. Gotta ward off the snow mold.
  5. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Mowing most of mine this week at 4.75
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  6. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    got most down to 2.75inches this week gonna work w/ the weather and prolong this hopefully till thanksgiving going to try and get them down to 2.5 or 2.25in. by then. my personal prop. cut today at 2.25
  7. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    3 inches year round for fescue. Not the setting on the mower, I actually measure blade tip to ground.

    If I do a cleanup I'll cut about half inch lower to help pick debris up.
  8. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    7 pin hole on Walker in septemebr, 6 pin hole October-Janurary, 5 pin hole in Feburary just before pre-emergent. Y'all do the figuring in inches, My diagram wore off long ago, haah. We let it go into winter long and take off a little each month till pre-emergent time. Basically several tiny scalps as we are getting leaves anyway, to prevent one large scalp.
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  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,201

    I am surprised no one caught this......jockularity ha:)

    5"? Up here in the polar north, a 5" height after snow out equals a matted, molded mess.

    I personally do 2.25-2.5 inches for my own lawn and my customers.
  10. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    2 3/4" spring, 4" heat of the summer, back down to last cut 2.5"

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