Proper bluegrass height

habiem(5)May 22, 2007

After reading this forum, I raised my mower all the way up, which is 4 inches. I have KBG. Currently, when I mow, a lot of grass tends to fold over and not get cut, requiring me to make 2 or 3 passes in order to get it actually cut. Is 4 inches an alright length for bluegrass?

Is it likely that it's not thick enough yet, which is causing it just fold over like that? The blade on the mower is new and sharp. It was heavy thatch that brought me to this forum to begin with.

That being said, overall the lawn does look gorgeous. I'll post some pics very soon. It's currently a few shades darker than any of the neighboors :)

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Start at 2.5 or 3 and gradually work up. By (mulch) mowing high you are encouraging root growth and density. It may take a couple of months to get there. I started at 3 and am now at 3.5, I'll be at 4 inch on the next mowing.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 12:51AM
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4 inches is on the high side, but I think it's acceptable. I think my mower cuts at about 3.5 inches.

The grass should start to stand up better as it gets better established.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 12:58AM
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jeffcarr3(z7 Central VA)

I used to have that problem with my TTTF until I purchased a new mower. I don't mean the $149 brand name from your local hardware store, I am speaking of a nice lawn mower.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 7:59AM
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