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  • Best Fertilizer Ratio For Bermuda Grass

    Selecting the right fertilizer ratio for Bermudagrass ensures the grass receives the optimal balance of nutrients needed for its growth, health, and resilience. Bermudagrass, known for its dense, green, and durable turf, requires higher nitrogen levels for vigorous leaf growth and color enhancement, but also benefits from phosphorus and potassium for root development and stress…

  • Best Fertilizers for Bermuda Grass

    Bermuda grass, with its fine texture and resistance to trampling, is a favorite for lawns, especially in warmer climates. But to get that lush, green look, you need more than just water and sunshine. You need the right fertilizer. And not just any fertilizer – the perfect match for your Bermuda’s needs. Let’s dive into…

  • Poll Results: Unveiling Readers’ Favorite Fertilizer Brand

    We recently conducted a poll among 218 respondents to uncover preferences and practices regarding granular fertilizer brands, aiming to illuminate trends and opinions within our community. The poll’s success has provided us with valuable insights into the choices our respondents make to maintain their lawns, highlighting their commitment to both quality and affordability. Poll Overview…

  • Optimizing Herbicide Effectiveness: Application Temperature vs Activation Temperature

    In the quest for a pristine lawn or garden, the battle against weeds is ongoing. Herbicides are a powerful tool in this fight, but their effectiveness can hinge on more than just the correct application; environmental factors, particularly temperature, play a pivotal role. While specific products like Certainty herbicide serve as prime examples, the principles…

  • North Texas Bermudagrass Lawn Schedule

    January If you haven’t put down pre emergent yet, late is better than never. Spec Flo is a good option. If you get green-looking “grass” this time of year, it’s probably poa annua, better known as annual bluegrass. You can spray this with Certainty if you don’t want winter weeds. It dies by itself come…

  • This Is When Bermuda Grass Goes Dormant In Each State and USDA Zone

    A common question in the space is “when does bermuda grass go dormant?”. Bermuda grass typically goes dormant when the temperatures drop in the late fall and winter. This transition to dormancy generally occurs when consistent daytime temperatures fall below 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15 degrees Celsius) and when nighttime temperatures are consistently below 50 degrees…

  • Will 2,4-D Kill Bermuda Grass? Understanding the Risks and Safe Usage

    No, 2,4-D will not kill Bermuda grass if used properly. It’s designed to target broadleaf weeds, sparing most grasses, including Bermuda, when applied according to label instructions. Safe Application Practices Right Timing Apply 2,4-D during Bermuda grass’s active growth phase, avoiding dormant periods to prevent damage. Correct Dosage Use the recommended amount of 2,4-D as…

  • How Much Water Does Bermuda Grass Need?

    Bermuda grass (Cynodon spp.), with its C4 photosynthetic pathway, is well-adapted to hot, sunny environments and exhibits a high degree of drought tolerance. However, for maintaining optimal turf vigor and density, precise water management is essential. Optimal Irrigation Requirements Seasonal Adjustments Monitoring and Adjustment Strategies Advanced Irrigation Technology In summary, while Bermuda grass is resilient,…

  • Why Hybrid Bermuda Grass Isn’t Available from Seed

    When it comes to Bermuda grass, one question that often arises is why hybrid varieties are not available from seed. The answer lies in the complex interplay of genetics, propagation methods, and industry terminology. Genetic Sterility One of the primary reasons is genetic sterility. Hybrid Bermuda grass varieties are created through the cross-breeding of two…

  • Fall Weed Control for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Pre-Emergent Herbicides If a pre-emergent herbicide hasn’t been applied yet, do so immediately. Establishing a robust pre-emergent barrier is crucial before winter, as weeds become highly visible against dormant, brown Bermuda grass. Post-Emergent Herbicides For existing weeds, over-the-counter herbicides from Lowe’s or Home Depot are generally safe for fall application, provided temperatures remain below 85°F.…

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