What you are seeing in the picture above is three blades of St. Augustine grass which I plucked from a yard I mowed today. I retrieved it for proof. Proof that the grass I mowed was, in fact, 18 inches long! A foot and a half! This was probably not the most enjoyable yard to mow. Probably goes without saying, but I said it anyway.
One little note…accolades for my precious wife – when I brought the blade home and asked my family to guess how long it was, my bride said, “Probably about a foot and a half”. She’s a great estimator!
Another little note…one should charge a little bit extra when mowing a yard like the one I mowed today.