What is “scalping” and when should it be done?

Scalping is a mowing procedure that should only be done to Bermuda grass right before “green up”. It is the removal of dead grass once the Bermuda has started its growing season. King GREEN recommends taking your grass down to 1/2 inch in height to remove last year’s dead grass from the top. It is very important to wait until we have had the last frost of the season to do this. This often occurs at the end of March. Scalping too soon could result in winter damage to the turf. Please call or contact a King GREEN professional if you have any questions about scalping.