Originally Posted by maynardGkeynes
When you say the original lawn is "common Bermuda," do you mean it was from seed? Or was it sod?
it was here when I moved in, and am pretty sure its just common Bermuda because it doesn't have the finer blades like some of the other hybrids I've seen. Just guessing though.
I agree with the nitrogen and water routine. That's why I picked this month to do the renovation. I have to get it done while the weather is in the 80's and 90's, not 102! Second reason is that may is typically a month where we get a bit more rain. (its actually rained twice this week, and we doubled our rainfall for the year because of it (from 2 inches for Jan-Apr, to maybe 4 inches now).
Lastly, the community will kick in water restrictions as the drought conditions continue, so again, may is a month where I can at least keep the seed bed moist without getting in trouble for watering.
Its been tough here in west texas for the last 2 years, and this year is starting off the same. Severe drought conditions, and the mowing business is suffering. My customers keep calling and delaying the next mowing.
Thanks for the inputs, and Ill try to get some pictures posted with progress as it occurs.