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Old 03-10-2007, 10:32 PM
Gaturf Gaturf is offline
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cutting bermuda grass.....

Ive been using my walker mower for the past few years on bermuda grass that is dormant. I lower the back to the normal cutting height and raise the front to about an inch higher. I do this because i generally use it to pick up leaves and debris in the winter but by keeping the back of the deck down it will cut the tips off the grass. My question is.......does this hurt the dormant grass later in the season when it comes out of dormancy? Most every business in Ga does this because it keeps the property nice and clean looking. I haven't noticed a problem with there grass.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:14 AM
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so......does anyone know the answer. will cutting bermuda grass in the winter time kill it?
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:40 AM
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I service lawns in west cobb. And I cut all of them once a month during the winter. They all green up nice every spring. I haven't noticed any damage at all to the bermuda or zoysia.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:56 AM
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No. The starches needed to break dormancy are stored in the roots. Nothing is going on topside. We scalp the winer lawns here down to the dirt in the fall. No worries.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:52 PM
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Great! I Didnt Think There Would Be A Problem. I Had A Customer Tell Me She Didnt Want Yearly Service Because She Didnt Think You Could Mow Bermuda In The Winter. She Also Didnt Believe In Scalping In Late March. Needless To Say I Didnt Get The Account But Trying To Talk Some Sence Into Her Was Not Going To Happen. Thanks For The Advise.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:30 PM
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Nope, it wont hurt it at all. I've been doing it for years.
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