mowing bermuda low

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, May 21, 2008.

  1. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 860

    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)?
     
  2. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  3. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 860

    (N) will not make more of the blade green?
     
  4. SmittyCity

    SmittyCity LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    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.
     
  5. XterraJohn

    XterraJohn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    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.
     
  6. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

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

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