Spring Lawn Maintenance – Scalping your warm season lawn (Bermuda / Zoysia Lawn)

Having a quality lawn involves promoting healthy soil, adding plenty of the right nutrients, and using proper lawn maintenance techniques. Proper lawn maintenance is an integral part of having a beautiful, healthy lawn. Start the year off right by scalping your warm season lawn.

Scalping your lawn means to mow your lawn down to 1″ and remove the dormant layer. Warm season lawns should be scalped once a year in the spring (March / April). This will help to decrease thatch, improve spring green-up, help control spring weeds, and improve the appearance of your lawn all season. Make sure to bag your clipping when scalping and use a sharp mower blade!