Well, the 'bummy' time of year has began for me here in the transition zone. Lots of lawn here are a mix of warm season (common bermuda) and cool season grasses.... and it's not technically warm enough here for most warm season stuff to stay prime during the whole season. It's already starting to receed into dormancy (really slowing down) and it's now to the point that I personally think the lawns look better when I show up to cut them than they do when I finish. What I mean is the cool season stuff is far outgrowing the other stuff, and is standing above it nicely prime and green. But when I cut that off, you can see the dulling warm season stuff and it's browning base stems. This bums me out. Does anyone else here service "mixed" lawns? If so, let me run this thought of mine by you guys.... I'm seriously thinking about trying/starting a FALL semi-scalping program similar to what I do on warm season lawns in the spring. What I'm thinking of is really starting to work the cutting heights on these mixed lawns down as soon as cooling off is forecast... and then really cutting them back good the first time they look shabby. The idea being to cut the slowing bermuda way back, then letting the fescues and stuff grow well above that level... like skipping one week after the cut-back and then resuming normal cutting heights. I'm thinking then the lawns would look better and the stuff entering dormancy wouldn't show as much after a fresh cut. Make sense?... and with the skipped cut, I could maybe implement this without increasing the maintenace costs to the customer. Any thoughts?