KBG Cutting height?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by NJgunner, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. NJgunner

    NJgunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I have KBG sodded lawn that is about 4 years old. I live in NJ, weather can be crazy...I was measure from ground to blade and leaving that at 3", I think my grass doesnt like this and it stresses it...looks much better when I leave it a little longer...what do others cut theirs to or suggest for mine?

    One other question, I have some compacted/sandy spots that dry out before the rest of the sprinkler zone does and I have to water it by hand as not to overwater the other spots...besides aerating in the fall is there anything that I can do such as use a spreader and put down some topsoil as a top dress on it now?
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    I mow at 3.5".
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    3 1/4 is my minimum for KBG up to 3 3/4 on some properties.
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  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Topdressing with a good dose of compost on those sandy areas will help a lot... It doesn't happen overnite so you'll be building a soil that holds moisture over time... Here is another area in which soil structure should be observed... :)

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