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Help with lawn (pics)

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cochranjd, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. cochranjd

    cochranjd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    We live next to some empty fields and our yard has been out of control for a while. I keep it mowed, but the weeds seem to have taken over (like this since we moved in).

    Is there anything I can put on Bermuda that won't kill it, but will do a good job on some of the weeks?

    At this point, I am honestly okay with the Bermuda not really showing up well this year, just don't want any brown spots or anything (I've heard roundup can do this, I may have heard wrong).

    I put down some winterizer a few times this past winter but it did nothing. Over the last few weeks, with the warmer weather, this stuff has just shot up like crazy (I'm in Dallas).

    Is there anything I can do at this point in the year? Here are some pictures of what I'm talking about...





  2. TBB

    TBB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Roundup will work, but probably not at this point. Roundup must be sprayed when the Bermuda is still dormant. Typically our yards will not green up as soon as everything else will after they are sprayed, but all the winter weeds will be dead, and the yard will then look great. As far as what to apply after the Bermuda starts growing, I'm not help.
  3. medtec113

    medtec113 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Too late for round up. but you can use trimec for post emergent weed control. fertilize accordingly and mow close. this will promote the bermuda and discourage the weeds. You may also have some work with a pre emergent like pendelum to control any weeds not yet germinated.
  4. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    That area needs to scalped with a reel mower; that looks typical
    of Bermuda that has been neglected for long periods of time.
  5. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,733

    Your not a dot head are you? You can always tell where the dot heads live around here because their lawn looks like that or worse.

    Can you come and mow once a month? I pay you $20. No $35 per week. No $25 per month, and on and on and on. Fertilizer and weed control? What is that. Meanwhile they drive off in the Benz.

    North Ga. = The new land of the Dot heads. Dot heads here, there and everywhere.

    I love dot heads.

  6. Jesusdied4U

    Jesusdied4U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Funny because there are several people like that... most are asian or indian decent

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