What Fertilizer Schedule for 191K of Bermuda?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by mx315, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is what I got from a local chemical company for a new apartment complex we are taking over in January. Looks like overkill to me... what would be a good schedule for 191,000 s/f of Bermuda? Some of the other properties we have are done quarterly but they are St. Augustine.

    Chemical Applications
    $1,050.50 per month
    Scope of work to include:

    January – Pre-Emergent Weed Control
    February – Post Emergent Weed Control
    March – Spring Fertilizer
    April – Pre-Emergent Weed Control / Insect Control
    May – Liquid Fertilizers
    June – Summer Fertilizers
    July – Pre-Emergent Weed Control / Insect Control
    August – Liquid Fertilizer / Insect Control
    September – Fall Fertilizer
    October – Pre-Emergent Weed Control / Insect Control
    November – Post-Emergent Weed Control
    December – Post Emergent Weed Control / Soil Test
     
  2. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
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    total overkill, they must be complete idiots
     
  3. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's what I thought too... any suggestions for a good program on Bermuda?
     
  4. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i don't have enough experience with bermuda to offer advice, others should chime in with a basic plan:)
     
  5. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I was mainly looking for someone to give an example of a schedule from a pest control/fertilizer company. I've never dealth with one and the quote I got looks like it's overkill for maintenance. Most of the LCO's that I have talked to say they do quarterly but that's mostly for St. Augustine and Centipede.
     
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well feel free to look at the program on my website.

    It should give you a good idea, however I might suggest 8 treatments per year in your area due to the longer growing season. Bermuda consumes high amounts of N, which is why quarterly treatments are really not enough. Your preemergent windows will also be earlier in the year than what I have.
     
  8. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Will do... thanks
     

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