cutting bermuda grass.....

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gaturf, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
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    so......does anyone know the answer. will cutting bermuda grass in the winter time kill it?
     
  3. jdramr4

    jdramr4 LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  5. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  6. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nope, it wont hurt it at all. I've been doing it for years.
     

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