Bermudagrass – Mowing

Q: I see where your lawn care calendar recommends a last cutting of bermudagrass in late October. But lots of leaves blow onto my lawn in November and I usually mulch them away with my mower. Will that activity be harmful to my dormant lawn?

A: You can mulch, but use foresight. Because dormant bermudagrass stems and leaves are readily broken, you’ll make easy-to-see paths in the lawn if you use the same pattern each time you shred your leaves. Vary your mowing pattern between “straight ahead”, “perpendicular” and “diagonally” and you can mow the leaves without problems

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