Bermudagrass – Care and Maintenance

Q: I have bermuda grass in my front yard. Last year I allowed it to get a little too tall between mowings. Now that the grass is dormant, how do I get shorter, thicker grass in the spring?

A: The best time to get started at a new mowing height is when the bermudagrass is just beginning to show green, usually sometime in March. Cut off the brown foliage with a mowing height of one inch. Mow again when the grass is two inches tall, maintaining a height of one and one-half inches throughout the summer. Grass thickness also depends on fertilization. Use any product labeled for lawns, usually every six weeks.