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Old 05-10-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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My wife and I are new to Texas and we are not used to Bermuda grass.
I was wondering if anyone can give us some tips/secrets to having a REALLY GREEN lawn. For those of you that have a very dark green lawn...can you tell us your secrets?

So far all I have used is Ironite.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I think they spray paint it...
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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I think they spray paint it...
I will wait until its time to sell it to spray paint it...
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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call Tru-Green Chem-Lawn its only $30-60 buck a month and its guarantee it.

I worked there for a year ....lol don't buy all 8 apps. just do 4 and then your considered a full costumer and can receive free apps. in between your 4 you buy. don't tell them I told you that.....lol stick it to them!
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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I have a bermuda yard. I fertilize twice a year and it looks pretty good. Just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and tell them you need fertilizer for bermuda grass. I use Scott's weed & feed with a drop spreader. Make sure you keep the weed and feed out of your flower beds. I water twice a week during the hottest part of the summer. A good deep watering is much better than several shallow waterings. Good luck with your grass.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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I have a bermuda yard. I fertilize twice a year and it looks pretty good. Just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and tell them you need fertilizer for bermuda grass. I use Scott's weed & feed with a drop spreader. Make sure you keep the weed and feed out of your flower beds. I water twice a week during the hottest part of the summer. A good deep watering is much better than several shallow waterings. Good luck with your grass.
Ok, thanks! What time of the year do you fertilize it? I think I have heard the fall and then early spring? Would it be ok for me to fertilize it now?
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Yes, you can still fertilize now using a weed & feed. In the Fall you put down a good pre-emergence to keep weeds from coming up in the Spring.

If you have a lot of shade Bermuda will not do good. It needs a LOT of sun. You can thin your trees out to help but if it is just too shady it won't work and you will have a bare yard or weeds. Then it is time to just go w/ another grass.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Ok, thanks! What time of the year do you fertilize it? I think I have heard the fall and then early spring? Would it be ok for me to fertilize it now?
This is a great time to fertilize. Unless you have a widespread weed problem, you should go with a straight fertilizer since you will get much more nitrogen into the soil that way - then just use a weed killer spray to treat the occasional dandelion (or just dig them up).

Also, for bermuda, you should keep it cut fairly short this time of year to encourage it to grow thicker.

If you start seeing any crab grass pop up now, be sure and dig it out (standard weed killer won't hurt it). If you wait until it starts to spread, it's game over for you (this is the voice of hard experience speaking ).
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I just got done mowing my bermuda jungle in the back yard. I let it go 3 weeks and with all the rain we've gotten, the grass was over 6 inches tall.

I'm trying to get my lawn on a regimen this year so I can wipe out the last nemesis, crab grass, by next spring. Here's what I'm doing, and minus the occasional clump of crabgrass, the lawn is extraordinarily green:

Early Feb: Pre-emergent & Scotts Weed-N-Feed
Next weekend: Pre-emergent
Late July/Early August: Turf Builder & perhaps some MSMA
Mid-late November: Winterizer and pre-emergent
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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This is a great time to fertilize. Unless you have a widespread weed problem, you should go with a straight fertilizer since you will get much more nitrogen into the soil that way - then just use a weed killer spray to treat the occasional dandelion (or just dig them up).

Also, for bermuda, you should keep it cut fairly short this time of year to encourage it to grow thicker.

If you start seeing any crab grass pop up now, be sure and dig it out (standard weed killer won't hurt it). If you wait until it starts to spread, it's game over for you (this is the voice of hard experience speaking ).
Haha... thanks for the information/advice! We don't have any weed problems, I've killed all of them and they are staying away now. So I will go straight with the fertilizer. I just put down some ironite this weekend. That won't mess anything up will it? I'm going to put the fertilizer down this coming weekend.
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