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Old 04-20-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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Hi,

I have attached pictures of certain weeds on my bermuda lawn. Any thoughts on how to get rid of them?
I have tried to remove them by hand and planning on spraying some weed control (Spectracide) and then fertilize the lawn.

Any thoughts / suggestions?
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Weeds Bermuda grass lawn-img-20170417-wa0005.jpg   Weeds Bermuda grass lawn-img-20170417-wa0003.jpg   Weeds Bermuda grass lawn-img-20170417-wa0004.jpg  
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Too late to do it now but in future spring seasons hit it with pre-emergent. At this point spot treating or hand pulling is about your only option. I always water pretty heavily and then get to pulling by hand, make getting the weeds out down through the root much easier. The good news is that even if spot treating kills a bit of the grass along with the weeds Bermuda is very resilient and will fill in the gaps in no time, looks like it's starting to come back to life anyhow.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:21 AM
 
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Is it too late to fertilize the lawn after maybe spraying some post-emergent?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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I would say you should be fine fertilizing at this point. Google "The Bermuda Bible", guy nails everything down very well and makes a maintenance routine easy. I followed it when I was living in West TX and had a beautiful lawn.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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I put Bayer 3n1 granules down last year on part of my lawn, and now that part of my lawn looks like a golf-course this year - every weed gone!
(lawn used to be 3/4 weeds and 1/4 bermuda - every weed imaginable)
It slowly killed of the established weeds last year, but this year NO WEEDS sprang up at all on that section, just bermuda and it filled in like crazy, no bare spots; deep and dark green. Has saved me hours and hours of plucking weed, spraying, etc. I just now put it down on rest of lawn for this year- weeds there are dying . . .
Bayer Advanced 12.5 lb. 3-in-1 Weed and Feed for Southern Lawns-704840S - The Home Depot
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Thank you for the info.

I am in the NC area so I am assuming any fertilizer which says "Southern Lawn" like the one mentioned should work ok:

Bayer Advanced 12.5 lb. 3-in-1 Weed and Feed for Southern Lawns-704840S - The Home Depot


It is not in stock anywhere close to me. Anyway will look for this.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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According to this site for a Bermuda Lawn in NC, I will need nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (N-P-K) turf-grade fertilizer with a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio but I am unable to find this in Lowes, Home Depot. Any thoughts on this?

Bermudagrass Maintainance Guide - TurfFiles (Refer to "Fertilization" under March-May)

I am still going to look for the Bayer product posted here.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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According to this site for a Bermuda Lawn in NC, I will need nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (N-P-K) turf-grade fertilizer with a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio but I am unable to find this in Lowes, Home Depot. Any thoughts on this?

Bermudagrass Maintainance Guide - TurfFiles (Refer to "Fertilization" under March-May)

I am still going to look for the Bayer product posted here.
check walmart too - i've seen it there...
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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may be too early in season for your area for fertilizers ?

in meantime, a 2,4-D based herbicide will quickly zap those weeds without hurting the bermuda (the Bayer has this built-in ...)


MAKE SURE daytime temp will remain OVER 70 degrees for a few hours when you apply herbicide, otherwise it will have almost no effect on weeds. . .
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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I will look for the 2-4-D but is the Bayer then too late to apply?
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