What is the recommended cutting height for a general purpose lawn?

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  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    It is getting to the time now when the lawns will need to be cut and since I am now looking at trying to do this myself could someone please tell me what the recommended cutting height is for a general purpose lawn?

    The lawn will not be walked on much as I now have a path leading to the Patio and I live alone so no pets etc. will be using it.

    I am not sure on the types of grass but I believe it is a mixture of Fescue and Rye, I think :)

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
  2. Liz the pot

    Liz the pot Super Gardener

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    Hi Kevin

    all depends on what you want but a nice 1.5 inches to 2 inches is fine. The longer the grass is the better the root growth. You can alter this to suit your conditions.
     
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    Hello @Liz the pot

    Thanks for the reply and the information.

    I will start at 2" and hopefully that will work for my conditions.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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