1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

P77 Bermuda help

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by LawnObsession, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. LawnObsession

    LawnObsession LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello all -

    First, I am in Austin, TX, so that gets the location information out of the way. Second, I have a small business, but it's not in this industry, but I wanted to hear from the experts.

    A while back, I poisoned the old yard -- waited and then removed a few inches of dirt. I replaced the old dirt with manure, enriched topsoil and 18-18-18 starter fertilizer. I ended up seeding (March 24th) my princess 77 Bermuda, and I've been watering around 4-5 times a day, to keep the soil bed moist.

    However, I believe germination is now complete. It looks like grass is coming out at just about every spot. I am guessing the spots that are thin, are due to a heavier topsoil content -- since I didn't do a great job rolling the yard.

    Here are the pics from a few days ago:

    Anyway, in the last few days, I've seen some brown/black blades coming up. I don't know if I've over-watered of put out too much fertilizer. The last time the grass was watered -- was last night. I am thinking of cutting back to every other day.

    Here are the pics from today:

    What is wrong with my grass and what should I do to fix it? How much should I water and when? Any other help? Thanks so much for your time.
  2. richardcog

    richardcog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Yes stop watering so much once a day about 15 to 20 min

Share This Page