Bermuda – Scalping

Q: When should I mow my dormant bermudagrass?

A: Removing the brown winter foliage and stubble from a bermudagrass lawn (known as “scalping”) will cause it to green-up faster this spring. Since green-up is dependent on soil temperature and soil moisture, keep an eye on the weather. Plan to mow when the forecast is for sunny days ahead with night temperatures in the 50’s.

Scalping should be done before much green growth is showing. Mowing height depends on the smoothness of your lawn.

Plan to mow low enough to remove brown stems without chewing up the dirt. Start at 1″ and raise or lower the height as needed.

bermuda in winter

bermuda in winter

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