U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-19-2017, 09:16 PM
 
13,395 posts, read 12,279,407 times
Reputation: 35692

Advertisements

I just heard that Bermudagrass should be cut down to about 2" to prevent it from becoming leggy. Bi-weekly mowing. Any opinions?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-20-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
3,163 posts, read 6,319,010 times
Reputation: 3575
Here in Florida, I've always set the cutting height at three inches.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2017, 05:37 PM
 
7,137 posts, read 5,855,541 times
Reputation: 2688
Bermuda: 2-2.5"


Quote:
Originally Posted by charlygal View Post
I just heard that Bermudagrass should be cut down to about 2" to prevent it from becoming leggy. Bi-weekly mowing. Any opinions?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-04-2017, 08:01 PM
 
7,137 posts, read 5,855,541 times
Reputation: 2688
If dethatching or core aerating this fall, I would mow tall fescue beforehand around 2.5".
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
1 posts, read 1,021 times
Reputation: 10
Default grass cutting tips

Definitely 3' inches. Cut it often, it will help keep it healthy besides nice looking.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2017, 02:02 AM
 
1,568 posts, read 1,013,757 times
Reputation: 1676
As low as my mower will cut it, that way I don't have to mow as often, after I cut the grass is level with the curb. it almost looks like green peach fuz on the dirt.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
3,112 posts, read 1,896,097 times
Reputation: 9095
I set my mower at the next to the highest setting. All year long.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:16 PM
 
7,137 posts, read 5,855,541 times
Reputation: 2688
mikelenz - Excellent advice!

Worst thing you can do is let it grow several inches beyond you're cutting height and take off too much at one time. Cutting more often is the best way to go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikelenz View Post
Definitely 3' inches. Cut it often, it will help keep it healthy besides nice looking.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:17 PM
 
7,137 posts, read 5,855,541 times
Reputation: 2688
For those who are wanting to cut it as low as possible keep in mind the lower you cut it the faster it grows.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2017, 06:23 PM
 
7,137 posts, read 5,855,541 times
Reputation: 2688
Already finding several neighbors making a huge mistake of lowering the cutting deck... Keep it high.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top