Height of cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Huften Lawn Care, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Huften Lawn Care

    Huften Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 38

    Just wondering:rolleyes:

    What is the average height of cut for you guys cutting cool season grasses? I am aware of the 1/3 rule, just curious.
  2. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    this time of year we cut 3.5 to 4.0 inches (fescue)
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I cut the turf at 3.5 now and will move up a little when it starts to get hotter and dryer during the summer.

  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    3" now, will move upto 3.5 during summer and some lawns will get to 4" during summer drought :)
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I'm cutting at 3 inches now, will be cutting 3.5 inches when it starts getting dry this summer in fescue.
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Bluegrass and some fescue here.

    I cut at 2.5" the first couple and last couple cuts of the season the rest of the time is 3" maybe 3.5 in the hot hot of the summer or if it gets too tall from rain delays.

    still have customers asking me to cut shorter. I never go below 2.5"
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    3 - 4 inches depending on the time of year and moisture conditions.
  8. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I cut my yard at about 3.75 to 4.0. Most yards I cut want theirs cut at 2.5 to 2.75.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    this is dependent on your location ,and what u are cutting.
    also the weather conditions.
    i cut mostly fescue ,so except for the prep cut, at 21/2 inches,
    it varies between 3 and 4 inches.im in stanly county N.C.
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    2.5 for the first couple of cuts the 2.5 for the last couple of cuts. As high as I can get away with every other cut.

    Fescue looks better and is healthier IMHO cut really high. Never below 3.5 unless the customer demands it and then I'll not go lower than 3". I try to cut all summer at 4"-5".

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