My bermuda is declining. Need advice. I have had this yard for 5 seasons. When I got this yard it was in good shape, the previous owner was using 5 step Scotts and mowing about 3.5 inches. I know it shouldn't look good but it did. In fact in this town there are many folks whom mow their bermuda at 3inches or better. I even mow for a guy who has bermuda and I mow with my Walker 48" GHS deck and the highest setting on my Walker is 4" and he complains I mowing too low??? Anyways I take over and start mowing at 2" and I switch to organic (Bradfield) alfalfa pellets. I put on approx. 2lbs per K twice a season, usually coincided with aeration. I am also mulching, truly mulching. This yard had never been aerated and the first summer it never looked better. It truly looked like a fine manicured fairway. The second season was even better. The third season, I cut back the H2O, purposely to stress it a little. My thinking was after reading many articles was I was over watering. So I thought I would give it a try. Also this third season I quit mulching and bag with my Walker for time reasons. The 3rd season I didn't think it looked as good. The 4th last year really took a downturn. I know one thing I did was I scalped my yard in Feb. which was way too early and we got a bunch of cold weather and even a 7" inch snow. I felt last spring it was really slow coming out of dormancy and frankly never recovered. This year is better, just not fast enough for me. We have had alot of Spring dead spot around here. Yes I said that , directly from K-State Extension office. I talked with a golf super 2yrs ago, he told me bermuda is nitrogen hungry, and I could hardly give it enough. He said on his golf course, about the middle of spring they would give it a big dose of slow release nitrogen and that would last most of the summer. This grass seems to like 80 to 90 degree weather, anything else and it doesn't want to grow. Well guys any advice would really appreciate. Thanks bluemoon. P. s. I live in south central Kansas as far as Zones come into play.