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Old 06-05-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I finally measured after all these years. (from garage floor to blade)


Front yard 2.5"
Backyard 1.5"


I did 2.0" for the front last 2 times and realized it when it was too light/brown looking. I then realized I didn't go up half notch on the wheels.

It's raining now so the grass is happy again. lol


I think I'll try 3" for front, thing is, grass grows like wild here. I already mow every 4-6 days so mowing at 3" and I might have to mow every other day. lol
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I finally measured after all these years. (from garage floor to blade)


Front yard 2.5"
Backyard 1.5"


I did 2.0" for the front last 2 times and realized it when it was too light/brown looking. I then realized I didn't go up half notch on the wheels.

It's raining now so the grass is happy again. lol


I think I'll try 3" for front, thing is, grass grows like wild here. I already mow every 4-6 days so mowing at 3" and I might have to mow every other day. lol
We up here can grow our grass no higher than 4.5 inches, BUT you should only cut 1/3 of the actual height at a time. So it's just better for the lawn to cut it twice a week till it gets hot. Then knock it down to once a week.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Hot here now. Never cut during the day and cut it high (4").

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We up here can grow our grass no higher than 4.5 inches, BUT you should only cut 1/3 of the actual height at a time. So it's just better for the lawn to cut it twice a week till it gets hot. Then knock it down to once a week.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg & up
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Short as possible. Grows slower that way.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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Jets - you forgot your /sarcasm tag...
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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On the contrary, shorter you cut it, the faster it grows.

http://turf.unl.edu/research/2014res...tFrequency.pdf




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Short as possible. Grows slower that way.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Leaving grass high leads to deeper rat structure - what type of grass? Fescue,Kentucky Blue? I used to maintain greens at Country club and know (as stated) 1/3 at a time. Your fescues do well if you follow this rule, however don't waste water on watering - once every 3-4 days.Only in America do we spent this much time and money on lawns =- every where else people grow FOOD (a word to the wise).
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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I assume you mean roots and not rats.

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Leaving grass high leads to deeper rat structure - what type of grass? Fescue,Kentucky Blue? I used to maintain greens at Country club and know (as stated) 1/3 at a time. Your fescues do well if you follow this rule, however don't waste water on watering - once every 3-4 days.Only in America do we spent this much time and money on lawns =- every where else people grow FOOD (a word to the wise).
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Short as possible. Grows slower that way.
In the Spring, when there is plenty of rainfall, I cut shorter so that I do not have to cut as many times. Then, as the summer gets hotter and the grass grows slower, I cut longer. I just try to make my job easier.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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Short as possible. Grows slower that way.
if you cut 1/3 of the height of the grass you would have to cut more often than if you have longer grass.

1/3 of 1" of grass = .33 inches of growth (probably 2 days)
1/3 of 3.5" of grass = 1.15 inches of growth (probably 1 week)

it seems counter intuitive at first, but it's much better for your grass unless you are cutting every 3 days. I learned this in the master gardener training 2 years ago.
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