Bermuda Lawn – Mow in December?

Q: I have a question about mowing in the dormant season. My bermuda lawn is more than three inches high. Is it okay to cut it now or should I wait until spring?

A: Much depends on how much grass will be left after you mow. The dormant foliage protects the crown of the bermuda plants from cold damage. If only grass stems would be left after mowing, I’d leave it alone and wait until early April to remove the brown leaves.

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