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How short should that last cut of the season be?
less than 2 inches 0% [ 0 ]
2 - 2.5 inches 100% [ 1 ]
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What does that final cut of the season look like? How short should it be and
why?

What's the final cut look like in your neck of the woods? 2 inches? More?



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North East Florida, so may be different than others. I keep it the same as normal cut height. Saint Augustine is the primary grass in neighborhoods down here and that should be cut around 3.5"-4". I would be afraid of setting up some serious stress during the winter if I cut shorter than that.

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Here in Colorado we deal with blue grass. Each yard is different. I don't cut the yards terribly short just like to cut them to where they cut nice and have a nice stand on them do not want them laying over either. Do not want to be cutting them to where you are tearing the grass or going to put it under a strain in the winter months. So I am constantly adjusting my height on a lot of my lawns. So it just varies from lawn to lawn.
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we cut it the same as all season
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We cut at the same height throughout the year.

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We cut the same height for most of our grasses all season except Bermuda we scalp down just as growing season begins to stimulate growth.

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There are many answers to this question coming from Central NC, because we cut every type of grass there is almost warm and cool season.

So Cool Season Grass normally 3 to 3.5
Warm Season Grasses normally 1.5 to 3

Our cool season also growes through the winter normally here so we are cutting that every 2-3 weeks through the winter time.

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Last year was my first season and I just kept the height the same for the winter months. I may even do the same this season.

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We cut most properties at 2 - 2.5". In Michigan we have snow mold to worry about. Don't want the grass long enough to fold over and retain that heavy moisture.

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We leave the ending height at the same height that we do the lawn.
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We drop a 1/4 in each week starting last week of September, last cut is the week of October 31st we're at 2 inches. Helps prevent snow mold and looks kept over the winter.

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when all done for the year, I cut all our lawns to 2 inchs that way in the spring there is no snow mold on the lawns.

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In general cool season grasses are better served by cutting it no less than three inches. Higher than three inches could be problematic in getting, what they call snow mold from the grass laying over as the snow keeps it covered.
Granted places that do not get extreme winters the height rule would differ as BradLloyd already stated.
I cut my lawns short starting mid spring up to late summer, then raise the blade to mid height for the winter when all I want is to keep the grass height even. A longer grass length means less fertilize and less stress on the plant itself.
 
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