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    Mow height

    How high do you set your mower? Mine is at 2 inches.....




    no that's not what she said.



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    Re: Mow height

    I've been told never go lower than three and no more than 1/3 the height of the grass.


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    Re: Mow height

    Mow money, mow problems.



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    Re: Mow height

    Now that I look it's a 2 3/8. I guess that is still pretty low



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    Re: Mow height

    Why didnt she say that?....Haha


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    Re: Mow height

    I always cut mine about as high as the mower will go. I think it looks better that way.



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    Re: Mow height

    Damnit, preempted. Usually 2 1/2 to 3 inches or so I think.


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    Re: Mow height

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    How high do you set your mower? Mine is at 2 inches.....




    no that's not what she said
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    You ruined it for me!



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    Re: Mow height

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Mow money, mow problems.
    Or....




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    Re: Mow height

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I always cut mine about as high as the mower will go. I think it looks better that way.
    Ditto. I have to mow it twice a week if it rains much, but I have a really uneven lawn surface so I end up chewing into the dirt in some places if I don't set it high.




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    Re: Mow height

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I always cut mine about as high as the mower will go. I think it looks better that way.
    Mine goes to about 4 1/2 which means the grass is probably 5 1/2. That's pretty tall.



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    Re: Mow height

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Mine goes to about 4 1/2 which means the grass is probably 5 1/2. That's pretty tall.
    That's pretty tall. My mower doesn't go that high. I'd guess about three inches is what I cut it at, and it always looks longer than anybody around me. Maybe that's because most of my neighbors use mowing services, and they have to cut it short so they can keep coming back to chop it back down.



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    Re: Mow height

    I go as high as the mower will let me...that's generally about 3.5 inches.


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    Re: Mow height

    its a good idea to mow your grass higher at the beginning of the year to let the root system re-establish itself. Generally the root system will grow as deep as the grass is tall. So leaving it a little longer in the Spring will help your lawn for the rest of the season. I'd say no less than 3 inches for the time being.



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    Re: Mow height

    3.5 inches here.



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