How Short is your Last Cut?

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How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by mvftw » November 21st, 2020, 2:14 pm

Thanks,

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by MorpheusPA » November 21st, 2020, 2:49 pm

I don't change from my normal--3.5".

However, snow mold generally isn't a risk here as we don't usually get long-term snow cover, snow...I mean, so no worries there. I'll actually mow down to 3" or 3.25" in March to knock off the blasted tips that will freeze in February's coldest weather and reveal the deep green grass underneath that never stopped growing.

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by mvftw » November 21st, 2020, 5:58 pm

Good, that's where I'm now...

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by andy10917 » November 22nd, 2020, 9:44 am

I do my last cut at 2.5" - I'm in an area that hits the 55-day tipping point for prolonged snow cover about 50% of the years. Also, the lower height keeps leaves from snagging in the lawn grass better - they blow right through the yard on windy days.

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by pristinegreen75 » November 22nd, 2020, 11:56 am

I'm down to 2.5". Like Morph said I really don't have to go that low here in Central Jersey but i have a Honda HRR216 that mulches its best at that height. It pulverizes everything! Thinkin anywhere between 2-3.5 is your choice depending on your particular weather climate.


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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by Jackson » November 24th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Last year I went around an inch. It looked fine but it seemed to take longer than usual in the spring to fill in. This year I’m right around 3.75”

Plan is to ‘rake’ with a dethatcher in the spring and mow down to whatever height is even.

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by Aether » November 24th, 2020, 9:24 pm

Same as most of the year 3.50"

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by edslawn » November 24th, 2020, 11:17 pm

My tractor is set to 4, but that is more like 3.5" in real terms.

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by deboy922 » November 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm

In the fall I gradually work down from 4" to 2.5". My yard at 2.5" won't mat down under snow and the leaves blow off it.

Got down to 2.5" on 11/20. Grass is not growing much, so I think there may be 1 more mow/leaf-chop for the year.

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Re: How Short is your Last Cut?

Post by Smolenski7 » November 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm

During the summer I was about as high as my Broadmoor will go, about 3.75". Once mid-September rolled around I lowered that to 3.5" and from there it was down to about 2.75" around Halloween. My last cut was just the other day, 11/21, and that was my winter height at 2.5".

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