1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

MO, KS, IA, NE - what are you cutting at?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dashunde, May 11, 2006.

  1. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I've been thinking about this for a week or so now, and the Ohio thread made me post this.

    I'm cutting at 3" right now, thinking about going to 2.5, things are kinda "juicy" now.
    Your thoughts?
  2. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    I cut all mine at 3 1/2 inches by the deck indicator. I've never measured the actual height, but assume it is close. The only time I go shorter than this is if I get off schedule, and know it is going to be over 7 days before I return, and them I will go a quarter inch lower.
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    3" 2.5" is too low IMO. I use to do it but its not fun, maybe in fall but probbly not this year.
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    3 1/2 for me, and when it gets hot and dry, I might raise it to 4 inches to help shade the roots and stay green a little longer.
  5. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    3 1/2 inches now...up to 4 during the summer depending on conditions.
  6. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    2.5 to 5 depends on client, time of year and the big one lately. HOW FAR BEHIND I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    3.5 to 4.25. Varies on wetness and quaility of lawns. It has been very wet here, so we have cut as high as possible.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    3.25 inches here not too low not too high

Share This Page