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Proper bluegrass height

Posted by habiem 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 07 at 22:20

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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RE: Proper bluegrass height

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.


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RE: Proper bluegrass height

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.


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RE: Proper bluegrass height

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.


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