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Old 06-24-2018, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Mowing high does help choke out the weeds, while cutting low encourages weed growth and stunts the grass.

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Used to mow real short when my "lawn" was mostly weeds.
As the lawn has thickened and began to choke out the weeds I've gradually started raising the height.
My lawn is actually almost all grass now. Starting to look good. I just kept seeding and seeding and watering until the grass has over taken the weeds. No fertilizer or anything, just seed and water.
Deck went from lowest setting last season to probably 3" this season.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Neighbor stopped over this evening and asked why I cut my grass so high, I said look at both our lawns and do you notice a difference? Cut high, no summer fertilizer and an inch of rain a week...he said hes going to give it a try.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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High as the mower goes.
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Excellent advice for the summer months and many cut this way year round for optimal lawn care.

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High as the mower goes.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Neighbor was asking why do I cut my grass so high...I explained the benefits far outweigh cutting it so short.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Coming to the end of summer in several weeks, anyone lowering their cutting height?

Been cutting at about 4 for the past 2 months.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Good explanation of why you should cut your lawn at a high level:

https://youtu.be/YqSxl6Ma3lw

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Old 08-03-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Lots of soaking rains, but don’t make the mistake of lowering the mower deck. Keep it set to high.
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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Fall temps often leads people to believing they need to start lowering the mower deck height, dont make this mistake.
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Old Today, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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^ not even from 4 to 3?
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