how high

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    Can someone tell me a magic hight to stripe at. Higher, or lower?

    since i dont have a kit on my Z. Thanks. and have a happy 4th
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Higher. Set front of deck .25/inch ( quarter of an inch) lower than the back.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    higher grass always gets a better stripe with us
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    My best stripes are done at 3.5"
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445


    Go as high as you can for the best stripes and the greenest lawn. I mow 50% of my lawns this year at 4-4.5 inches and the results so far are great.
  6. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    it all depends on the grass type and thickness. The patch in the foreground is non irrigated and we are ussully cutting at 3.0" to get the best stripe, its very thin and park like grass, you can barely tell though.

    The lawn in the backround is very well irrigated and is lush as a puppy and gets cut bettween 4.5 and 5.0" anything else and it will burn. we Subcontract Tru-Green to do the fertilization here B/c the whole property has about 7 acres of turf, and boy do they do a nice job.


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