1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Georgia Bermuda

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by outsideimage1, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. outsideimage1

    outsideimage1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I am looking for a Fertilizing schedule for my Bermuda here in GA. I am specifically looking for Dates, Numbers (19-3-5, etc.), and brands. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Its going to be hard to find dates as things like green-up occur at different times and we maybe suffering from a drought so it would be really hard to post dates. Walter Reeves has some good calendars for Southern turf on his website and these can be used as a guide for your fertilization schedule (These calendars come from UGA). You really have to learn to read the turf (I struggle with this too).
  3. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    You may wanna check your county extension service's info also. They should give you guidelines for timing and typical fert requirements for your area.
  4. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    Feb. R1 with 0-0-8
    March R2 with 3 way mix and Fert
    April R3 with 36-3-10
    May-June with 36-3-10 or 46-0-0 Depending on Drought conditions and watering restrictions
    July-Aug with 24-2-11
    Sept with 24-2-11
    Oct with 0-0-7
    Nov-Dec with 3 way mix

    Good luck, our program is a little extensive, but it works and I believe that it takes more then 7 treatments to keep bermuda weed free and green....just my opinion
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Thats a good info TJ, thank you!
  6. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    How are things going with you this season CGA????? Yeah, I think it might be a little bit of over kill, but most people want to see results and thats really all that matters. But like I mention on another thread, timing of apps are important. No need for pre-emergent when weeds have already emerged.....
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Things are actually going very well for me! How about you?

    I am currently studying for the pesticide exam and will hopefully be ready to take test in a few weeks.

Share This Page