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How to Mow Hybrid Bermuda

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How to Mow Hybrid Bermuda

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Overview

Hybrid bermuda is a warm season grass that is grown predominantly in the southern United States. Bermuda grass prefers to be mowed short--it is common to see it mowed as short as 1/4 inch on golf courses. Typical homes have Bermuda grass mowed between 1/2 inch and 2 inches. As for mowing equipment, most people use standard rotary lawn mowers to mow Bermuda grass, however, if you have access to a reel mower, you will receive a nicer cut.

Step 1

Set the cutting height of the lawn mower between 1/2-inch and 2 inches. The cutting height depends on your preference.

Step 2

Mow your grass by pushing the lawn mower over your grass. Walk back and forth in parallel paths to get the best cut.

Step 3

Mow your Bermuda grass every 5 to 7 days so that you aren't removing more than one-third of the grass blade in any given mowing.

Step 4

Alternate your cutting direction each mowing to prevent your grass from laying down in one direction.

Step 5

Leave the clippings on the lawn. They decompose and add valuable nitrogen to the lawn.

Things You'll Need

  • Lawn mower

References

  • Texas Cooperative Extension: Bermuda Grass
  • American-lawns.com: Bermuda Grass
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Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.