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New2TheGreenIndustry
05-21-2008, 06:24 PM
I want to mow certain bermuda yards a bit lower, but when mowed the green area of the turf is cut off. How do I keep it green without raising the height? More (N)?

dave k
05-21-2008, 07:40 PM
You have to cut lower than the height you want to cut it at, bermuda blades are green only on the growth part, you keep cutting the green blade and just show the brown stem, so cut it lower lets say at 1 inch and than raise it to 1.5 inches to keep it green and than keep it at that height.
Hope you understand what I'm trying to say.

New2TheGreenIndustry
05-21-2008, 10:35 PM
(N) will not make more of the blade green?

SmittyCity
05-22-2008, 12:55 AM
(N) will not make more of the blade green?

No not more of it, just makes it greener. but it wouldn't matter if you dont have a blade to turn green. That is why you ave to make an initial cut shorter than what you are trying to achieve and then on the next visit raise it up to your desired height then keep it there.

XterraJohn
05-22-2008, 03:11 AM
IMO, this is the type of thing that makes LawnSite so great to read. I simply had no idea about this, but I've noticed the same thing in at least 1 customer's yard. Thanks for the education.

dave k
05-22-2008, 08:12 PM
(N) will not make more of the blade green?

N will make green and grow faster, Iron makes it green.