What Is The Best Height To Mow Centipede And Bermuda Grass?

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Q: What is the best height to mow centipede and bermuda? I generally mow them at 3 1/2″.

A: Both centipedegrass and bermudagrass do best when mowed around 1 1/2″ – 2″ high. When you mow higher, the grass won’t grow as a densely as it should and you may have a thatch problem. The recommended height may necessitate you mowing the bermuda more than once per week. A five day schedule is usually adequate.

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