Bermudagrass

Bermuda Grass – How Short To Cut It Before It Greens?

Q: How short should I cut my bermuda sod before it starts to green?  A: Set your mower height one notch lower than you typically use. Mowing will remove the brown turf leaves and expose the crown of the grass...

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Strange Dark Green Slime On Bermuda Lawn

Q: We have a strange dark green slime growing in my bermuda lawn. It grows “puffy” when wet and is very slick to walk on. When it dries it is almost flakey. It seems to be spreading slowly in my...

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Bermuda Grass – How To Fix Deep Gashes From Falling Limbs

Q: I recently had two trees cut down. Falling limbs damaged my bermuda grass by leaving a couple of deep gashes four inches deep and eighteen inches long. How do I repair this?  A: Try the lift and fill method....

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Can I Get Away With Not Scalping My Bermuda Lawn?

Q: I have a large and beautiful bermuda lawn. I typically scalp it in spring. Can I get away with not scalping? It’s a pretty daunting job at my age. A: Plenty of bermudagrass lawns go without scalping in spring...

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What Is The Best Height To Mow Centipede And Bermuda Grass?

Q: What is the best height to mow centipede and bermuda? I generally mow them at 3 1/2″. A: Both centipedegrass and bermudagrass do best when mowed around 1 1/2″ – 2″ high. When you mow higher, the grass won’t...

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Bermuda Lawn – I Put A Double Dose Of Pre-Emergent In September

Q: I have a bermuda lawn. I did not put out a pre-emergent in spring, hence I’ve got lots of weeds. I’ve put out a double dose of pre-emergent in September.  A: This is a situation where reading the label...

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Bermuda Grass – Should I Leave It Higher Than In The Summer?

Q: As fall begins, do you recommend leaving the height of my bermuda grass a little higher than how I have cut it all summer? A: Your instincts are good. Giving the grass increased height now will help protect it...

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Bermuda Lawn – How Often To Use Milorganite

Q: I heard you talking on your radio show about a colleague who uses Milorganite twice a year on his lawn. I’d like to give that a try on my bermuda. A: My friend Tim Bowyer, turfgrass expert with the...

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How Much Wheat Straw Is Too Much (For A Bermuda Lawn)?

Q: I planted my lawn with bermuda seed and covered it with about 1/4″ of wheat straw. Was this too much? A: As long as the wheat straw doesn’t completely cover the soil and prevent sunlight from getting to the...

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Bermuda Lawn – Controlling Weeds

A: I’ve had a hard time controlling weeds in my bermuda lawn this year. Is it possible the above-normal rain has had an effect? Q: It’s very possible that the extra rain has benefitted weeds. The definition of a weed...

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Bermuda Lawn – Fertilizing Interval

Q: Do you think a six week fertilizing interval is good for my bermuda lawn? A: It all depends on how much you like to mow your grass. Fertilizing at a six week intervals from mid-April until early September will...

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Bermuda Lawn In Warm Weather – When To Apply Milorganite

Q: I have a bermuda lawn. Considering how warm it has been this year can I apply Milorganite to my lawn now? A: Bermuda grass might possibly be coming out of dormancy now but it really can’t absorb nutrients until...

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Bermuda Sod – Grass Disappearing

Q: I planted bermuda sod at the end of May. When I started mowing it low and ever since, the green part of the grass disappears. A: You haven’t been mowing often enough. Lower your mowing height by one notch...

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Bermuda Grass-How to Plant

Q: I planted bermuda seed ten days ago. It is coming up nicely but I did not roll the freshly tilled dirt before seeding. Walking behind the seed spreader and walking to move the sprinkler around everyday has left many...

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Bermuda Grass-When to Cut

Q: Our bermuda grass was planted last October. How tall should we let it grow before we cut it? How do you determine height when adjusting the mower? A: You can cut it two inches high when it reaches three...

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Bermuda Lawn Rescue

Q: Please help me rescue my bermuda lawn. The past couple years of raising young kids has left it in a state of neglect, full of weeds. It has not been fertilized. I’m confused about what to put down, and...

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Bermuda Grass Herbicide – Organic

Q: I only use 30% industrial strength, 300 grain white vinegar to kill weeds in our yard, since this is natural and contains no chemicals. Our yard has been toxic chemical free for eight years. Is it is safe to...

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TifTuf Bermudagrass

The newest University of Georgia turfgrass release, TifTuf™ bermudagrass, is available to homeowners in 2016. Lawn owners can thank the late Dr. Glenn Burton at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station, who, starting in the 1940s, spent decades...

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