What height should I mow my North Florida lawn at?

Mower heights are adjustable for good reason. Depending upon your type of turf, you should be mowing anywhere from 1-1/2" to 4-1/2".

  • St. Augustine Grass - The most common Gainesville and Ponte Vedra turf grass does best when mowed as high as possible, from 3-1/2 to 5".
  • Zoysia grass - The second-most common turf in North Florida yards, does best mowed at 2-1/2 to 3-1/2". which keeps the turf from building too much thatch.
  • Centipede or Bermuda grass- The least common grass for our area, should be mowed the lowest - which is about 1-1/2 to 2-1/2".