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Mowing heights

Turfgrass

Mowing Height

(inches)

Kentucky bluegrass 1.5 - 2.5
Tall fescue 2.5 - 3.5
Bermudagrass 0.75 - 2.0
Centipedegrass 1.0 - 1.5
St.Augustinegrass 2.5 - 4.0
Zoysiagrass 0.75 - 2.0

Mowing at the proper height is critical to maintaining turf in its healthiest condition!

Under times of stress, make certain the highest height of cut is used based on the turf use.