What is Pre-season Scalping?
Scalping, is simply setting your mower on the lowest setting, mowing your lawn, and bagging the clippings. This will remove all your dead grass that has kept your roots insulated all winter and enable the sun to warm the ground more quickly giving your Bermuda a jump start on green up.
The ideal time to scalp is between April 1st-April 15th after the last chance of frost has past. Don’t scalp your Bermuda grass unless you’re getting ready to overseed with rye (in the fall) or when it is just starting to green up in the spring time. Do NOT scalp your fescue. If you are getting ready to overseed your lawn in the fall then it is okay to cut your lawn short other then that fescue should never be cut short.
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