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Post Pics of Bermuda Lawns

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by 1999frontier, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Lawn looks good, mine kinda favors yours...should we cut it shorter? I am not using a reel mower (I supposed you are not either) yet but would it look like others if I used a reel?

    Thanks
     
  2. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    I'm needing to topdress my lawn as well. Especially now, since the city dug up a portion of it yesterday to fix a water leak.

    So you're saying wait till June, and then scalp it, then topdress? We usually only scalp in Feb/March, then increase height from there. Wouldn't a June scalp knock it back too much, and invite weeds?
     
  3. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    Yes! I topdressed my bermuda lawn this past June and was very pleased with the results. Trust me you will definitely want to scalp before putting the sand down. The longer the grass the harder the sand is to spread. You will scalp in feb/march like normal and then again in june right before topdressing. The sand will cover up the majority of grass and become the new ground for the lawn. Once it starts growing back through it will be like getting a new lawn.
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Scalping bermuda does not set it back...it invigorates it. June is the best time because its growing rapidly, we are getting rain and the temps are cooler...but warm enough for growth.
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  5. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    Too late to scalp in many of your guy's climates. Best time is late May-June, like CGA said. Before topdressing, I always scalp.
     
  6. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    I knew to scalp it first, I just figured I could do it in the early spring when we do our normal scalping. I guess it makes sense to do it during peak growth, however. Only bad thing is that it'll look bad for a while until it recovers.
     
  7. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Thanks. That estate is a little different to other areas around it. It is a very expensive estate for its location. The house in the background is for sale for just under 3 Million.

    Thank you!

    Its a 20" Scott Bonner reel mower. I posted a pic of it in this thread a few months back.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3637557&postcount=313
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  8. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    It won't look bad long... mine was filled back in within 2 weeks.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    The point of scalping in June is so it doesn't look bad for long.
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  10. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    Many of the "educated" naysayers will tell you not to scalp your Bermuda or zoysia in June. But guess what, people have been doing it for centuries with great success. The nicest Bermuda lawns in my area are all scalped once per year. Don't forget what a difference aeration can make too. Same goes for topdressing, many say it is a crazy idea, but guess what, the nicest lawns that I have ever seen are all top dressed. I think we all need to remember to stick to basics and time proven techniques.
     

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