Bermuda – Proper Mowing Height

Q: Last April I had TifGrand bermuda installed. According to the turf company, I should mow it no less than 2.5 inches for the first year. According to your recent Q&A you recommend cutting bermuda grass at 1.5 to 2.0 inches. Could you please explain the different recommendations?

A: If you have a lightly shaded site, which is typical for a TifGrand bermuda installation, I think a higher mowing height is best: 2.5 inches to 3.0 inches is fine. This gives the sod more grass blade surface to absorb sunshine and fight weeds.

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