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Bermuda Cutting Height

Posted by dwrecktor DFW (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 12 at 19:15

I recall reading a few threads where it was mentioned that cutting Bermuda very low encouraged hybrid & seeded hybrid (eg. Princess 77) to grow more over common Bermuda. Can someone confirm if there's any truth to this?

I have a lawn that's a mix of 419, P77, and common & would love to get as much of the common out as possible. Thanks.


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RE: Bermuda Cutting Height

Then mow it as short as possible. Don't be fooled into thinking that cutting low will eliminate the lower grade common because it will not, but it will keep it at minimum. Once a Bermuda grass purity is violated, it is forever soiled until replaced. Proper maintenance will slow the process down. Unless you use a greens reel mower cutting down to 1/4 inch making a putting green, you will never be able to tell which is which. At typical homeowner heights of 1.5 inches with a rotary mower you will never be able to spot much difference.


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