Bermuda Grass Problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ken50, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 142

    I have a brother that lives in San Antonio, and has bought a home with bermuda grass in the yard. He says he has a problem with the grass always appearing brown, and that the majority of the houses in the area having the same type grass, and the same problem. I know this isn't much to go on, but does anyone have an idea as to what may be causing this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. hartlawnmain

    hartlawnmain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Bermuca's a warm season grass and probably won't green up for another couple of weeks.
  3. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 142

    He has had this problem though even last year during the entire year, right on through the summer....any ideas?
  4. bill--bls

    bill--bls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    We use hybred Bermuda lawn out here and you have to fertilize it with a high nitrogen fertilizer--20-5-10-- is what we use. Hope this helps
  5. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 458

    He is mowing too high and not often enough
  6. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    it could be mole crickets????
  7. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    He's probably just not mowing often enough. Bermuda has a tendancy to look brown if to much is cut off at one time.
  8. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    Being somewhat familiar with soil structure in Texas, and being even more familiar with the poor construction techinques-
    I'd say your problem is associated with a decent turf attempting to be grown on insufficient soil.
    I'll bet you your brother lives in a tract home subdivision?
    Telll your brother to aerate his lawn in three directions following a good soaking rain (or soak the yard with the irrigation system), then topdress with dillo dirt or similar material.
  9. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    It just might be a new variety...
  10. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    this is a joke question, right?

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