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Old 07-07-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Yes, cuts clean at 4”. This will vary from one maker to another.
Do you guys get the height by actually measuring it after cutting or does your mower label the notches? Mine doesn't label so I know I go pretty high but no specifics.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Do you guys get the height by actually measuring it ...
by measuring the machine (blade height over an even surface).
The knotches can be measured similarly.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:20 PM
 
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Whatever works best, just cut it high. I actually never measure just go by the look of the height. Summer, set the height the highest it will go.

Been raining a lot here lately, but keeping it set high until September.


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Do you guys get the height by actually measuring it after cutting or does your mower label the notches? Mine doesn't label so I know I go pretty high but no specifics.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Do you guys get the height by actually measuring it after cutting or does your mower label the notches? Mine doesn't label so I know I go pretty high but no specifics.
Good question, Renee. Our tractor has labeled notches for the belly mower. The Kubota diesel “says” I’m cutting at just 2 1/2 inches, at the setting knob, but the three point rear lift hydraulics (which are tied in and lift the mid mount mower as well) plus crappy calibration I have going at the mid mount equals probably more like 3 inches. I should measure the grass after a pass and see. Close to 3. Grass here in rural NC is very happy at “2 1/2” right now tho— but we’ve had some good gully washers recently. All this to say, my neighbor and I cut at the same height :0).

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Old 07-11-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Do you guys get the height by actually measuring it after cutting or does your mower label the notches? Mine doesn't label so I know I go pretty high but no specifics.

I got my heights from the owner's manual. I have a Honda push mower and the highest setting is 3.75". The height is not labelled on the mower.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Right on villageidiot1.

For those with the owners manual, that would be your best best or again just start with the highest notch and measure the height of the grass.


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I got my heights from the owner's manual. I have a Honda push mower and the highest setting is 3.75". The height is not labelled on the mower.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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In the Twin Cities, we hit 4" lawn height weather a few weeks ago (we have northern grasses ... bluegrasses, some fescue, etc.). In the 90s this week and we will be mostly in the 80s in July and August, with some 90s during that time.

Summertime routine here:

- Get an inch of water weekly (either rain or irrigation or a combo),
- Water infrequently
- Water early in the morning if irrigating,
- Mow high: to prevent scalping, force the grass to establish longer/wide root system, shade the root, hold more moisture in the plant (in the blade) and generally promote healthy grass to outcompete the weeds

I typically do not use milorganite in these months, unless we experience and early cool-down. Then begins the fall routine.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Lucky you....95’ here today and feels like 103’.

Be sure not to cut the grass at peak temps of the day and u less your irrigating, maybe go loner between cutting cycles.

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In the Twin Cities, we hit 4" lawn height weather a few weeks ago (we have northern grasses ... bluegrasses, some fescue, etc.). In the 90s this week and we will be mostly in the 80s in July and August, with some 90s during that time.

Summertime routine here:

- Get an inch of water weekly (either rain or irrigation or a combo),
- Water infrequently
- Water early in the morning if irrigating,
- Mow high: to prevent scalping, force the grass to establish longer/wide root system, shade the root, hold more moisture in the plant (in the blade) and generally promote healthy grass to outcompete the weeds

I typically do not use milorganite in these months, unless we experience and early cool-down. Then begins the fall routine.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Lucky you....95’ here today and feels like 103’.

Be sure not to cut the grass at peak temps of the day and u less your irrigating, maybe go loner between cutting cycles.
Yeah, heat indexes in the triple digits here as well this week. Humidity has been in the 70-80% mark all week. It is July in the Twin Cities.
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Summer time....gotta love it.

A little cooler here the next couple of days being in the upper 80s, but with the lawn already under stress, definitely not the time to lower the cutting height.


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Yeah, heat indexes in the triple digits here as well this week. Humidity has been in the 70-80% mark all week. It is July in the Twin Cities.
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