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Bermuda Grass Mowing Tips

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

Mowing Bermuda grass requires proper timing and technique to keep it healthy and attractive. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Timing: Mow your Bermuda grass when it reaches a height of about 1 to 2 inches. It is important not to let it grow too tall as this can cause stress to the plant and make it more susceptible to disease and pests.

  2. Mower height: Set your lawn mower blade to a height of 1 to 2 inches. Mowing your grass too short can damage the root system and cause it to turn brown.

  3. Mowing technique: Make sure the blades on your mower are sharp to prevent tearing the grass blades. Mow in a different direction each time you mow to prevent compacting the soil and encourage upright growth. Also, it's essential to avoid cutting off more than one-third of the blade length at once.

  4. Clippings: Leave the clippings on the lawn as they act as a natural fertilizer for the Bermuda grass.

  5. Frequency: Mow your Bermuda grass every 7 to 10 days during the growing season, and reduce the frequency during winter dormancy.

By following these steps, you will maintain a healthy and attractive Bermuda grass lawn.

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