What is Scalping anyway??

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Scalping is not beneficial for all grass types. It is mainly intended for Bermuda and St. Augustine grass here in the south. The term, “scalping”, simply means mowing your grass on the lowest setting on your lawn mower. Cutting the lawn down low allows the warmth of the sun to raise the soil temp and encourage new growth. Scalping also helps remove any thatch, or dry dormant grass, that could be holding too much moisture which may eventually lead to various lawn diseases later on in the spring. Just be careful when planning to scalp that there are no more cold fronts or freezes headed your way, as scalping too soon may have adverse effects on your lawn.

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