i wouldn't cut more than 25% of the height off. then in a few days recut, again at 25% of the current height. that way it will take you a week or 2 to return it to the original height, and shouldnt leave your lawn looking brown.
That's in regard to your frequency of mowings... not your one time cut to get it back where it should be.... Remember, you can't really kill the stuff long term...Originally posted by JJLizard
RE: "You take off too much at once and it will be brown underneath and never get that thick, full, carpet look you will surely enjoy..."
This suggests that cutting it real low right now will permanently damage the grass. Is that what you are suggesting? Sorry, I just want to clear the confusion.