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Old 07-05-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I am 4 weeks new to the area from New England and loving it despite the heat. I've been told I have Bermuda grass on 1/2 acre of full sun. I was advised not to water the lawn because it would cost me a fortune ( I was relieved about that). Now turning brown (and feeling guilty for it), I was told when the rains come, my now brown lawn will revitalize. Is this true or did I just lose my beautiful lawn for the season? Any advice from other Bermuda lawn experts would be greatly, greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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NC State does a fair amount of turf research, here's a link to what they recommend:

TurfFiles:Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar (AG-431)


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Old 07-05-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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While bermuda is drought tolerant, it still needs watering. See the link frankpc posted, NC State Turf Filesis the best resource available.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Bottom line its been nasty hot and now this week just darn stupid dry. Water?? Well you might give it a good drink once a week deep watering if the town allows, or better yet get rid of as much grass plant drought tolerant stuff put down nice mulch and say to heck with a lawn down here.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Can you post a picture of your grass? I'm not so sure it's Bermuda. The Fescue in my front yard is suffering right now but the Bermuda is the back yard is thriving. The Fescue has received some water by me but the Bermuda has been watered by Mother nature only.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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I am 4 weeks new to the area from New England and loving it despite the heat. I've been told I have Bermuda grass on 1/2 acre of full sun. I was advised not to water the lawn because it would cost me a fortune ( I was relieved about that). Now turning brown (and feeling guilty for it), I was told when the rains come, my now brown lawn will revitalize. Is this true or did I just lose my beautiful lawn for the season? Any advice from other Bermuda lawn experts would be greatly, greatly appreciated!
You need to follow the link provided and also try other sites online.
bermuda grass drought - Yahoo! Search Results

I have bermuda and have watered most of it. It is very drought resistant but this stretch of heat and if not watered can challenge even Bermuda. You have to decide what the cost of watering is to you and not what someone else thinks. It is your lawn brown or green. A big question is how established is the lawn and was it seed or sod. Hybrid or not. If it was new sod or see you better water asap. It can take Bermuda 2-3 years to become fully entrenched and then you have other concerns like fungus control etc. If established and healthy the Bermuda should come back with rain.
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