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Old 06-24-2015, 10:12 PM
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What height are you guys cutting your Bermuda yards?

For you guys using a ZTR what height do you find best to cut Bermuda? Just curious.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:21 PM
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Cut most of them 3" some 2.5"
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:45 PM
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yepp 2.5" tall
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Old 06-25-2015, 04:04 PM
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Remove 1/3 of the blade.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:27 PM
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Remove 1/3 of the blade.
Yeah but I was wondering at what height everybody mows consistently once it is at the height the customer wants. I usually mow most of my customers at 3" but I had a customer yesterday that wanted it cut at around 1.5" and I told her that my decks were scalping uneven grounds(a lot of this ladies yard was uneven) at 2.5" so I wasn't going to cut it any lower. She didn't want to pay to have it push mowed and her brother, who was push mowing it every 5 days, lawn mower broke or so he said. She was very unhappy but I made her pay me regardless.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:31 PM
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I have a couple Bermuda grass lawns. Normally this time of year I cut at 2". One I use a 48" turf tracer and the other I use a 52" lazer. I really don't have any issues with scalping. The lawn I use the 52" on even has a small hill in the lawn. I have been cutting these lawns for a few years now so they are used to it.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:30 PM
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM
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If the Bermuda is brown after you mowing you took too much.

Text books and turf professionals will say common Bermuda likes to be cut short at 1.5 to 2".

This might be where the client got this information.

This means you have to cut it every 3 days.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:26 PM
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What strain of Bermuda? Common? Hybrid? Irrigated? Fert program? Any major changes have to be made half inch at a time. I mow common at 2.5 and spoon feed it Milorganite. Stays green late into the season and has a great shade of green. I've sold a few Bermuda lawns to folks that didn't want to spend big money on SA sod. Fresh blades are a must to cut down on browning and disease.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:42 PM
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What strain of Bermuda? Common? Hybrid? Irrigated? Fert program? Any major changes have to be made half inch at a time. I mow common at 2.5 and spoon feed it Milorganite. Stays green late into the season and has a great shade of green. I've sold a few Bermuda lawns to folks that didn't want to spend big money on SA sod. Fresh blades are a must to cut down on browning and disease.
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Most improved Turf hybrids would like to be mowed even lower. However the 1/3 rule always applied.

Even with moderate fertilization and irrigation Bermuda and grow 1/4" per day when temps are up.

FWIW, most people with improved hybrids are going to want a reel mower.
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