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Old 09-21-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I've gone from 3.75" to 3.5" in the front and 3.25" in the back. I have to go over the grass twice at 3.75". The other problem I have is it takes me several days and I never get the entire yard cut at one time. The extra .25" gives me a couple more days.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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Have a Craftsman T-2400 lawn tractor. I mow our pasture lol on a 3. Have 3 acres.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 inches in the summer and 3 inches in the fall here in Northern Indiana
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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I've gone from 3.75" to 3.5" in the front and 3.25" in the back. I have to go over the grass twice at 3.75". The other problem I have is it takes me several days and I never get the entire yard cut at one time. The extra .25" gives me a couple more days.
That's my strategy here as well. I go a tiny bit lower in the fall because I can, and it gives me a buffer incase I can't get to cutting right away. The lower height also allows the seed I overseeded with to get a bit more sunlight and grow. I can see the small sprouts in the thin areas of the lawn so I want to give them as much light to get as big as possible before winter

If it gets too long, then bagging it is a total PITA, and there's too much to mulch up.

This time of year with it being cooler and the sun being lower, I can go down to around 3" and it still grows like crazy without harm. I'm usually up near 4" in the summer heat though.
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Good approach.

It was nearly 90 today here in the middle Atlantic almost record temps so definitely keeping the mower deck set as high as possible until further notice. so definitely keeping the mower deck set as high as possible until further notice.

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That's my strategy here as well. I go a tiny bit lower in the fall because I can, and it gives me a buffer incase I can't get to cutting right away. The lower height also allows the seed I overseeded with to get a bit more sunlight and grow. I can see the small sprouts in the thin areas of the lawn so I want to give them as much light to get as big as possible before winter

If it gets too long, then bagging it is a total PITA, and there's too much to mulch up.

This time of year with it being cooler and the sun being lower, I can go down to around 3" and it still grows like crazy without harm. I'm usually up near 4" in the summer heat though.
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