Aerating Bermuda grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hartlawnmain, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. hartlawnmain

    hartlawnmain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Hey guys...what's the best way to aerate Bermuda grass? Spike or core? I've done lotsa' fescue but never Bermuda and I have a customer who wants it done along with pre-em, lime, etc...How long after aerating should I wait to apply pre-e, lime and fert? Thanks in advance for the help. This is a great site, glad I stumbled on it!!!
  2. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Posts: 108

    I always think core is best regardless of the grass type. Pre-emergent needs to be applied now.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    If it's common bermuda grass, I wouldn't bother. It thrives on neglect. Some of the hybrids may need a little more nursing. Most bermuda grasses crowd out weed growth unless the bermuda is in a lightly shaded area, in which case, it has more competition from crabgrass and other weeds. I treat bermuda grass as a weed just slightly north of your location.

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