GA Bermuda first mow?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gulfjoe, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am going to try an hold off one more week.i may get bored this weekend though and go ahead and take care of it.
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  2. ricsin1

    ricsin1 LawnSite Member
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    gulfjoe - did you start your bermuda from seed or sod ?

    question to everyone else: i have a spot that Im thinking about sodding or seeding - not sure just yet which method ... but have any of you used bermuda SEED before? if so I hear conflicting info on whether or not to use wheat straw or not when seeding... any thoughts?
     
  3. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sod. Tifton that the builder put down when my home was built.
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  4. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
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    419 is so cheap it's hard to justify using seed, especially the expensive improved varieties like Yukon or Princess. I had about 10k sq ft to do so I did spread Triangle seed (mixed with cracked corn). I used a tractor and box blade to prep the seed bed. NO STRAW! You have to keep it moist for about 3 weeks and do it when it's hot. This is the third year and it looks pretty good.
     
  5. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I noticed my backyard is starting to green up a little bit. It's south facing and in full sun all day. Not really much sign of greenup in the front yard though. Looks like we're going to have some winter-like temps this weekend and a little into next week. We'll see how that affects the greenup.

    I'll probably pull the mowers and trailer out of the garage and "de-winterize" them next week, then start scalping everything the first week of April.
     
  6. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have noticed a lot of green where my turf is not very thick. I am hoping after aeration and a good fert program it might thicken up in some areas. My plan of attack as of right is to mow next weekend then aerate mid April with my first fert app. What are your plans of attack?
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  7. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been mowing all week
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  8. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you mowed your own yard yet?
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  9. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes
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  10. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where are you located? Iphone
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