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mowing grass height

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mow_man, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. mow_man

    mow_man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    when mowing a lawn is it customary to ask the land owner what height to cut the grass or should it be mowed at the height recommended for that type of grass?
  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    I usually go what is customary for that particular type of grass.....once you start cutting a new yard the homeowner will generally tell you if they prefer it slightly shorter or longer if they have a preference, but most of them don't care one way or another
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Be prepared for the older folks wanting it cut execptionally low.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Really depends on the grass type. I dont ask any of my customers what height I should cut their lawn at as they usually arent going to have a clue. One look at the lawn, and walk through it to see how spongy the turf may be will give me a good guess as to what I should cut it at. Most of my accounts get either 3.5 or 4''
  5. JLL25

    JLL25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Same here.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    What does "spongy"have to do with mowing height?

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