Bermuda Clippings

Q: My husband is fond of allowing bermuda to go to seed, then mowing and introducing the clippings where we want more grass. Does this work?

A: It all depends on whether you have “common” bermudagrass or one of the sodded hybrids (TifGreen, TifWay, TifSport, etc). One way to tell them apart is to tap a seed head onto a piece of black paper. Common bermudagrass will release a tiny yellow cloud of pollen on the paper. Hybrid bermudagrass is sterile: it does not produce pollen or seed.

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