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Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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Thickening my Bermuda

I have about a one acre yard that i started from scratch. I used Sahara from Lowes and I hae good coverage but it is not as thick as I would like it. I am thinking of cuuting it to one inch and detaching as I seem to have a half to three quarter layer of thatch from mulching. I am also going to use a slit seeder to overseed Am I on the right track here?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:36 PM
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If using a reel at 1", yes. If not, don't bother. Yes, you need to scalp, verticut, then sand. An acre is going to be a lot of work. You may want to hire a professional.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:03 PM
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Yes I have access to a large reel mower and my yard has no undulations. Is the excess thatch the biggest growth inhibitor? I have been cutting and bagging at two inches this year and have a 30 day fertilization schedule.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:12 PM
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Yes I have access to a large reel mower and my yard has no undulations. Is the excess thatch the biggest growth inhibitor? I have been cutting and bagging at two inches this year and have a 30 day fertilization schedule.
A yard without undulations? That's what you think now and you will soon find out how rough it actually is.

I don't see how you could have a thatch problem on newly seeded lawn. 1/2" thatch is good. And if mulching correctly it will not create thatch.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:36 PM
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Seems like a lot of people are re-embracing Bermuda grasses. This is good. 30 years ago these were the premium southern lawns. They do well with a little attention and are amazing with top notch care.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:40 PM
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Seems like a lot of people are re-embracing Bermuda grasses. This is good. 30 years ago these were the premium southern lawns. They do well with a little attention and are amazing with top notch care.
People are finally understanding they are not fescue or bluegrass and need to be cut shorter!
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