Bermuda Lawns – Scalping

Q: I know you don’t recommend burning bermuda lawns but what do you think about scalping? I’ve already seen neighbors cutting theirs very short.

A: Scalping is far safer than burning. I recommend doing it when you see the barest hint of green in the lawn, typically in mid-March. Lower the mowing height to approximately one inch. Make sure not to go so low as to let the mower blade hit the ground.

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