There are different opinions about the best cutting height for grass. Some landscape experts believe that cutting grass very low to the ground encourages it to develop deep roots. Other experts suggest tall grass, because tall grass can hold more moisture and it is more disease resistant than stunted grass. On top of this, many homeowners have an aesthetic preference for short or tall grass.
Whichever height you like best, there are reel mowers that can achieve it. Some reel mowers have an adjustable mowing height – the blades can be raised or lowered to fit the situation. Different models have different ranges of cutting height, while some models can go as low as half an inch from the ground and some go as high as 3 inches.
Can I get a gnarly scar from a 3 inch cutting height?