Grass Length

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mtdman, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Just a quick informal poll. What height is everyone cutting at right now?

    I'm cutting at 3 inches, and that seems to be a bit long compared to other LCOs in town. The recycling people in town like to put a huge ad in the newspaper all throughout the summer about cutting at 3 inches, so the majority of my customers ask for 3 inches. Some of the other local LCOs have been cutting much lower than that and their lawns look like junk.

  2. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 398

    Just Raised my hieght to 4". Was cutting at 3 1/4". Looks much better.
  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    3.5 or 3.75 They all look great. no one asks for it any shorter.
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647


    With all the wetness, need them to dry out.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    All at 3.5", two or three are at 4" but if they've got alot of weeds in them then they don't look good at 4" but do fine at 3.5" and that keeps them nice and green often. Many LCO's here mow at 3" and it shows...
  6. Turf Pro Lawn Care

    Turf Pro Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    3 1/2" on the Bahia
    4"-4 1/2" on Floratam
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I've been at 3.25, rather consistently. Now that we've got some rain, and things are greening back up some, I'll keep it at that.
  8. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    4" on all my fescue lawns
  9. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    3.5 on most....nearly all are mostly fescue with a little blue..a couple at 3.25. Any shorter and its more of a mess than it already is.
  10. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    3.25 and they all look great.

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