Can I Mow My Bermuda While It’s Dormant?

how and when to aerate bermudagrass

Q: Can I mow my Bermuda lawn now while it is dormant? I would like to
clean it up after I have raked all the leaves. 

A: It is OK to run the mower over the lawn as long as you minimize the
number of trips. Brown bermuda foliage is brittle but necessary as it protects
the plants underneath from cold damage. Your mower wheels crush the dead
turf as they roll. Particularly avoid mowing when the lawn is covered with

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