is it finally here?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm guessing these are the "per cut" guys and are trying to keep the income coming in. We cut all Floratam lawns at 5" all year long and most Bahia at 4" or higher all year as well.
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe you are right but if I was a per cut guy I would cut high so I remove just a little, enough that it will need it sooner than later. :)

    We cut 5 inch plus all year too. I do cut the few Bahia I have shorter, especially during the summer, I will nail it down to 3.5 to 3 1/4 because of the rapid growth rate.
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think some cut shorter because they feel they can get to EOW quicker :). And the by-the-cut guys do it because the homeowner tells them to, in an effort to save a buck. I'm sure some have other reasons. Maybe they think it looks a little "tighter" cut an inch shorter.
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  4. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In my area very few guys cut over 4 inches. I cut them high like you guys do. But I know a lot of mowers say 4 inches but actually cut much shorter. I cut my beautiful st. Aug lawn at 5 inches and my neighbors think I am crazy. As they are cutting at 3 inches. I like to keep the green on while my neighbors take it off.
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  5. i personally drop my mowers 1 notch in the winter on Floratam. Bahia when i used to do it would get cut at 2.5-2.75 inches in winter....
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  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I take my St Augustine down gradually to the height I like it, which is usually 4". Some maybe 3.75". I only cut at 5" because that's about all you do in late summer. Or in the case of this year...I was maxed out by the first week in July. I've started taking the height out of the couple bahia lawns I mow.

    Back on topic. We didn't quite break a heat index of 100 today. It bounced between 98 and 99 all afternoon. So close!
  7. BCL Services

    BCL Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Damn it man it is still HOT out there. :cry:
  8. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Finished a small landscape/mulch job after the route today. I was totally drenched in sweat by the time I was finished, finally tomorrow we should see the beginning of some cooler weather.
  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    They keep talking like cooler weather is on its way after tomorrow here! ( well below the mid 80's) ...I do not care as long as the humidity goes God it was humid should not be that humid this late in the year.
  10. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Most humid year I can remember. And I can remember a lot of years.

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