Yet another 1/3rd rule bermuda question
A few weeks ago I posted about the cutting height of my newly sodded celebration bermuda, and the responses (esp. txweed, as usual) were very helpful. I remain confused about one thing, however. One of the problems with the height was not just blade height, but stem height. I seem to have about a quarter inch of dead thatch and about a 1-1.5" stem with the blades (or vast majority of them) on top of that. So, I understand the 1/3 rule with respect to the blade, but once you work your blades down low (which I did), is there a way to safely shorten the stem? It would seem that if you start cutting stem you will have no blades at all. Is spring/emergence out of dormancy the only time to do this?
Thanks again for helping this rookie out,