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  • Insecticides

    Bermudagrass lawns can host a variety of insects and pests that can be detrimental to the health of the grass. Some common insects found in bermudagrass include: Armyworms: These caterpillars feed on the leaves and can quickly strip a lawn of its foliage. Bermudagrass Mites: Tiny mites that cause the grass to become stunted and…

  • Bare Spot Causes

    Too often it’s asked what caused a certain bare spot in a lawn. The possibilities are endless so let this serve as a checklist for you. Only you know the recent history of your lawn best.

  • Fungicide

    Bermudagrass, a popular choice for lawns, sports fields, and golf courses due to its durability and resilience, is not immune to the threat of fungal diseases. Understanding what causes fungus in Bermudagrass, identifying the most prevalent types, and knowing the best treatment options are essential for maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn. Causes of Fungus…

  • Yellow Bermuda Grass

    If your Bermuda grass is turning yellow, there are a few likely culprits. Some of these can be quickly diagnosed with a soil test. Nutrient Issue Symptoms Common Conditions Lack of Nitrogen Causes pale green to yellow coloring due to insufficient chlorophyll. General nutrient deficiency. Excess Phosphorus Inhibits the uptake of micronutrients like iron and…

  • Mites

    Bermuda grass mites, also known as false spider mites (scientific name: Eriophyid mites), are tiny pests that can infest Bermuda grass and other turfgrasses. These mites are microscopic and difficult to detect without magnification. Their damage is obvious however. Pull a stallon and you’ll be able to tell based on how close the leaves are…

  • Common vs Hybrid Bermuda Grass

    Common Bermuda grass, Cynodon dactylon, is a naturally occurring species characterized by its robustness and adaptability to various climates and soil types. Its genetic diversity allows for a wide range of tolerance to environmental stresses, such as drought and salinity. This species reproduces through a combination of sexual (seeds) and asexual (stolons and rhizomes) means,…

  • Grubs

    Grubs, the larval stage of beetles like the Japanese beetle and the European chafer, have a lifecycle that begins with eggs laid in the soil during the summer. These eggs hatch into grubs that feed on grass roots, causing significant lawn damage in late summer to fall. As winter approaches, grubs burrow deeper into the…

  • How To Seed Bermuda Grass

    Although seeding is often inferior to sodding since F1 hybrids are only available vegetatively, let’s talk about how to do it for those who have weighed the options and decided on seeding. The reason you shouldn’t seed it is because most varieties available by seed are common Bermuda grass which (for the most part) are…

  • How to Level a Bermuda Grass Lawn

    A well-leveled Bermuda grass lawn not only enhances curb appeal but also promotes healthier growth. Achieving this requires an understanding of the best timing, materials, and preparation methods. When to Level Your Lawn The timing of your leveling project is crucial for the health and recovery of your Bermuda grass lawn. The ideal period for…

  • Best Sprinkler Controller

    For professionals aiming to optimize their irrigation systems, the Rachio 3 and Orbit 57985 B-hyve XR represent the pinnacle of smart sprinkler control, each offering unique features tailored to enhance efficiency and precision in landscape management. Here’s why they are the two best sprinkler controllers on the market. Rachio 3 The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler…

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