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Old 06-19-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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Definitely cut it high for the summer time...your lawn will thank you.

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I pretty much leave my mower on the middle setting, most of my neighbors cut their lawns one lower I'd say. My dad harped about cutting lawns too short all the time. I mowed for the 1st time yesterday, am thinking I might do it again, one lower. We're getting 2 days of rain, haven't checked how wet it is and if I can get it done before the rain.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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Change the height each week depending on the heat, rainfall and forecast.
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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Wow, I find it hard enough to keep it adjusted per season.

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Change the height each week depending on the heat, rainfall and forecast.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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Forecast this week is in the 90s nearly everyday, be sure not to cut during peak heat of the day.

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Old 06-30-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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I am in Houston and have St. Augustine. I mow mine at 4" in the summer.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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Going to be in the 90s all weekend so I am sure my grad is appreciating the 4” cutting height.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Going to be in the 90s all weekend so I am sure my grad is appreciating the 4” cutting height.

My mower has a highest cutting height of 3.75". At that height, I feel like I have to go over it again because there are blades of grass sticking up. I have my blade sharpened a couple times a year so that isn't the problem. Does your mower give you a clean cut at 4"?
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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Yes, cuts clean at 4”. This will vary from one maker to another.

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My mower has a highest cutting height of 3.75". At that height, I feel like I have to go over it again because there are blades of grass sticking up. I have my blade sharpened a couple times a year so that isn't the problem. Does your mower give you a clean cut at 4"?
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:03 AM
 
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I just dropped the deck down 1 notch.
The ticks are really bad this year due to the mild winter we had. I've found that mowing it lower keeps the tick problem a little more manageable.
I wont use pesticides, or fertilizers either.
I keep my property all natural. Tons of wildlife and we have well water so no chemicals at my place. Lawn looks great with nothing but watering.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:13 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Change the height each week depending on the heat, rainfall and forecast.
How bout keeping the blade high and then adjusting how frequently it gets mowed based on growth etc?

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Does your mower give you a clean cut at 4"?
Yes. Clipping the latest growth at the top and mulching all year long.

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At that height, I feel like I have to go over it again because there are blades of grass sticking up.
Sounds like you have low/high spots, and/or weeds and likely different types of grass.
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