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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM
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Cool weather and slow green up

Here in North Carolina we've had a pretty cool and wet spring. It's may and I'm still in pants. Bermuda is pretty slow to green up and even some lawns I fertilized a week-10 days ago are showing little sign of perking up.

I went with a 1 lb N of 50% xrt this year in hopes of getting a longer release. We will do a second app of the same in 8 weeks or so.

I'm curious if some of you others are seeing a slow green up and what if anything you plan to do different next year?

I was considering an early app of a quicker release N in hopes if would green up faster(and get me mowing guys going!). Ammonium sulfate? I could then follow it up with a slower release xrt.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:05 PM
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Yes, cooler than normal & rainfall maybe a little above normal. Slow coming out of dormancy, more weed pressure & brown patch. I'm not really big on greening up with fert as it worries me about diseases when temps are not right for grass to use the N.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:45 AM
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Yeah art this weather has messed us up. You'd think with "global warming" that temps would have gone the other way. Hoping its just a fluke.

I found it odd that I put 25% sr n on my celebration Bermuda weeks ago and it is fully green. It needs cutting on a regular basis. All the other ones go the xrt 12-13 days ago and they are still showing a lot of brown.

The weather did cool off some and I may have hit my lawn at the perfect time. 80's are in the forecast so hopefully the fertilizer is just waiting for the turf to decide it wants some!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:37 PM
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The weather will be what it will be. Adjust every year accordingly, don't fight nature.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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Don't worry, I just looked at our local forecast and it's supposed to be 90 next week, Thursday and Friday. The Bermuda will certainly take off then
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