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Scalping for Spring

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ONEBLADE, Mar 2, 2011.


    ONEBLADE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Has anyone started their scalping of bermuda grass yet?
  2. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Finished. We don't do one big scalp though. Rather,starting in j
    december we lower our mower height with our leaf cleanups each trip (usually 3-4.) so by february our grass is ready for pre-emergent. I've found this much easier on us and the grass. Looks better as well. Better get to scalping, saw some active Bermuda on a south facing lawn TODAY!
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  3. tlc1994

    tlc1994 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    How low do you go for Bermuda?
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    ONEBLADE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I usually set the deck at 1.5
  5. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 517

    We plan to scalp our first bermuda yard this Friday. I normally don't start until mid March but the client wants it done this week. We just set our mowers at the lowest cutting height and go from there. Used to go to dirt but not any more.
  6. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    i get mine to 1.5-2". Doing it a little at a time makes the grass stand perfectly straight. Help us get great penitration of Pre to the soil.
  7. D&K Lawns

    D&K Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    We are scalping like crazy here already. Our banks bermuda is going crazy!
  8. Maco Services

    Maco Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    My lawn is greening up quite nicely now. We've got weeds growing on most of our properties, and a few in open sun are greening, but we mow those high.

    It crazy how early everything is coming out of dormancy. There are going to be a lot of blooms knocked out when we likely have our last cold spell.

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