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cutntrim

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
southern ontario
What height are you Northern guys cutting at? We've been at 3 1/8&quot; but the grass is &quot;lying down&quot; with all the damn rain so we've lowered our decks like all the professional scalpers around here. Actually we're going to cut at 2 1/2&quot; now, not 2&quot; or less, like most other companies.<p>Besides most of our customers are always asking for it to be cut shorter anyhow, and they're the ones paying me so...<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com
 

Jim White

LawnSite Member
Location
Western, MA
With the way the weather been around here in western Mass everything is still growing. I'm still cutting at springtime settings of 2 to 2 3/4&quot;. I usally decide on the actual cut height for that week when I see how much growth we had. It also depends on the lay of the land, to avoid scalping at all cost.
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
Depending on the lawn (thanx to exmark's floating adjustable deck!) I cut either 2 1/2 or 3 inches. If it were a hot dry summer they would all be at 3 or 3 1/2 by now. Its like May 2 all over again!!!<p>Bill
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
We've been cutting at 3.25 and 3.5 on our non irrigated sites because it was really getting dry here in central Michigan. Some even went to 3.75. Now that we've got all this rain, I'm still staying at 3.5 for a while just to be safe.
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
2.5&quot; is the lowest we ever cut. Now that it's hot, we cut at 3.5 to 4&quot; on a lot of lawns. 3&quot; is the lowest when it's hot.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

TGCummings

LawnSite Senior Member
Since putting my Exmark in the field, I cut most lawns at 2.5&quot;. I used to butcher lawns, by request, with my 21&quot; push mower but I'm changing the rules this year. I've had some feedback, customers asking to have the lawn cut lower than that, but I've explained to them that cutting higher is best for the lawn, and most are respecting my wisdom at this point. <p>Another one I owe to Lawnsite... :)<p>-TGC
 
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