Hi, I may not even be welcome here, as I am not a professional landscaper. I just moved into my first house, and am very concerned about my lawn. I live in North East Arkansas, and have a sodded Bermuda lawn. Average temps in summer time are around 95 degrees, with a peak temperature of about 105 degrees. I understand some of the pure basics of lawn care, mowing height, watering frequency and volume, etc... What I have questions about are herbicides and fertilizers and in general, what else should I be doing to my lawn other than proper mowing and watering. I did hire a lawn service, but after this season, will not be able to continue their service. This is the second summer for the lawn, so I assume it is well established. It actually looks pretty good with the exception of a few weeds. I am having problems with some nutsedge, which I am treating with sedgehammer... but also a few other sporadic weed issues like dandelions and some clover. My question is what and when should I be applying to my lawn. The guys I have spraying it now do 3 rounds of weed control and 3 rounds of fertilizer but seemed to kind of avoid the question when I asked what they were using. I have a family friend that can get me whatever herbicides I need. I understand that it may not be polite to come in here asking you how to do what many of you do for a living, but I can assure you that if it were not financially necessary I would keep a lawn service and not try to do it myself... please help. P.S. I know nothing about spraying so, I would be very appreciative if you could try to "dumb" down your answers when regarding how much to spray per square foot and so on.