Hybrid Bermuda in TX

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gundy1024, May 12, 2010.

  1. Gundy1024

    Gundy1024 LawnSite Member
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    Hello all,

    I have some questions about my lawn and was told to post a thread here to see if you all could help.

    My lawn is a hybrid Bermuda that I laid from sod about 4 years ago and although it does not look all that bad I am not as happy with it as I think I could be. It never seems to fully green up during the spring and I have lots of dead growth from the prior year showing .

    Question is how should I be treating it? (mowing, fert, etc.)

    I will post some pics as soon as I get home and take some. Like I said before though, it is not a bad looking ard, just looking to make it better.

    Thanks,

    Gundy
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  2. Gundy1024

    Gundy1024 LawnSite Member
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    Here is a basic picture of the lawn.

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  3. TCU

    TCU LawnSite Member
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    Go to Home Depot and buy the cheapest 15-5-10 fertilizer. Fertilize every 6 weeks of the growing season. To make your lawn greener buy some 1-0-1 ironite and apply that as needed.
     
  4. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is good advice. Also as your lawn comes out of dormancy it's a good time to scalp it down, aerate and then fertlize, water to get it going. I would go and get some lesco fert though. Cheap vigaro at home cheapo has a lot of crappy filler in it.
     
  5. Gundy1024

    Gundy1024 LawnSite Member
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    OK, thanks for the advise. Weather here is going to be rainy here for the next week, in the mid 80's. So, should I go ahead and scalp the lawn now or is it too late?

    Also, Lesco is not an option here, we have a few non chain stores that I can look into for the fert. Will look for the numbers you all have suggested.

    Also, I have added some pics that I took this afternoon. In them you will see some areas that are not growing the same as the rest. Is this because of the fact that the yard was not leveled properly prior to the sod going down or do I need to treat these areas different? There are parts of the lawn that do not grow in as thick as other parts, what can I do about that?
    Thanks for the help!

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  6. Gundy1024

    Gundy1024 LawnSite Member
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    More Pictures

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  7. Gundy1024

    Gundy1024 LawnSite Member
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    Just a few more

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  8. TCU

    TCU LawnSite Member
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    At the McKinney Home Depot they have Lesco, but they mark it up a ton...
    All 15-5-10 fertilizers are pretty much the same.
    I would just buy the cheapest
     
  9. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can you apply the Fertilizer and the Ironite at the same time? I ask becasue I live down the street from him and I will be helping with this little project.

    Thanks GulfJoe
     
  10. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    yes

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