mow at what height?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pea, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. pea

    pea LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a Exmark Lazer Z . I have been mowing my yard at 2". What do most of you set your mowers at? I know about the don't mow to low or you will kill the grass during the hot time of year but I like it low. Just was wondering what most of you set it at.

  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Depends on the species of grass you are mowing.

    KUBOTADAN LawnSite Member
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  4. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Cool season grasses like here in Wisconsin? We mow most at 3.5 inch. Some at 3.25 this time of year 3 inch in Spring and 2.5 last mow of the season in the Fall. If you are mowing at 2 you must like sharping blades.
  5. pea

    pea LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    the grass is KY #31
  6. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Hey Dan, I did not know they even had grass is Florida. Last time I was there I saw a cow eating an orange!
  7. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    We cut Fescues(Ky31) at 3". The stems are fairly tall so cutting shorter will keep the grass from looking full.....Chuck
  8. TEG

    TEG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm in Rochester NY and I cut around 3.25" - 3.5".
  9. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    cutting at 4" here. we have bermuda, fescue and zoysia.
  10. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    wow, 2"... up here in the soo i am cutting at 3.5"-4".. i cut the the steel mill and tube mill at 2.5... they are commercials that probably don't even realize they have grass..

    on a side note, if i have been cutting at 3.5-4" the past couple months would it damage the grass to drop down an inch?? although it is healthy, i find keeping the grass a bit high does not give it a manicured look.

    would love some feedback...

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