We cut the grass for the first time ever. Most of our grass is still dormant but the Bermuda grass is really shooting up. I cut it for the first time with my new $25 lawnmower. It worked pretty well however because it doesn't have the fan sucking up the grass as it cuts, some of the longer blades that aren't going strait up were missed. As the Bermuda thickens, this won't be as much of a problem.
Hopefully doing this will keep the HOA from whacking the grass on my hill to the dirt. Not even weeds can recover from that leaving erosion at its worst.