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Old 08-22-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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bermuda got LONG - am I in trouble?

We were alway for a month so had a crew mow our lawn. I've always heard bermuda grass should be kept 1-2 inches. When we got back, it looked very nice - but was long.

When I look at each blade of grass, they are about 4 inches long. The top 1/2 is green - and the lower 1/2 is tan.

You would lose golf balls in this stuff.

It does still look nice. But now, if I lower my mower blade at all, I'm going to chop off the green down to the tan. I fear the whole lawn will look tan and not come back to green this season.

Also - while it looks nice, it's starting to fall over, get flattened by rain, etc.

Anything I can do here? Will perhaps a hefty cut down to 2 inches make it look tan - but it would come back in a week?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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I would take it down over multiple cuts, lower your blade no more than 1/2" each cut until you get down to 2" height. Hope you mower has the gumption to cut it.

When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
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