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height of cut

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jsbmaine, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. jsbmaine

    jsbmaine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    How high are you setting your mowers? Do you use the same height for all your lawns? getting ready for 1st season, and want to know how to set the mower. (48" bunton)
  2. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I cut anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 inches depending on the lawn. Mostly 3.25 though

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Most in my area are 3 inches on some high end turf we cut 4 to 5 inches to give it the stripes.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    5/8" to 3/4" here in PHX, tiffway 419
  5. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    TurfDoctor, Do you have any trouble with the grass staying too flat overtime when you do the 4" - 5" cuts?
  6. hotpan

    hotpan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    i think where you are at is cool season grasses and it's 2-3 inches, from a lawn care guide that i have

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    We stripe in different ways every time we cut we do this in heavy spring growth and on a select few customers
  8. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Used to do all at 3". Last year went to 3.25" and was asked to go back to 3".
  9. CC Lawncare

    CC Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Turf Doc,
    We always alternate our pattern too but I have found most sites restrict me to only being able to run the stripe patterns. That results in the grass sometimes laying down and not ALL of the grass coming up for a clean & even cut. I think we aren't helping thinks out by mowing at about 6 mph also though. What speed are you typically mowing at?
  10. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    2 7/8 to 3 inches tall all the time.

    In the fall I move down to 2 inches.

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