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  • Is MSMA Herbicide Dangerous?

    MSMA (Monosodium methanearsonate) is a herbicide used to control weeds like crabgrass and dallisgrass, mainly in cotton fields, golf courses, and sod farms. It’s an organoarsenic compound, which means it can be harmful to the environment and has health risks if not handled properly. Is there a risk to using MSMA? The risks of using…

  • How to kill St Augustine in Bermuda Grass

    I used to have a lawn that was mixed with St Augustine and Bermuda grass. To kill the St Augustine, there are a few things you can do. Kill St Augustine in Bermuda grass Cut Low The easiest thing you can do is to mow lower. St Augustine hates low HOC (height of cut). Use…

  • How Much and How Often To Water Bermuda Grass

    Bermuda loves water. Water is probably the easiest way to a strong bermuda lawn. It can be do more for your lawn than any product. How much water does bermuda grass need? Bermuda thrives with 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Every sprinkler setup is different because the actual amount can vary based…

  • Zoysia vs Bermuda Identification and Mixing

    Bermuda grass likes the sun. Zoysia also likes the sun, but it thrives over Bermuda in the shade. On my lawn, I have common bermuda, Tahoma 31 bermuda and Zeon Zoysia. The house had bermuda initially mixed with St Augustine, but I killed off the St Augustine, and where that St Aug was thriving in…

  • The Ultimate Guide to New Bermuda Grass Sod

    Creating a lush, green lawn is a dream for many homeowners, and laying new sod is a quick way to achieve it. However, the journey from installation to a fully established lawn involves careful planning, execution, and maintenance. This guide walks you through essential steps to ensure your new bermuda grass sod thrives from day…

  • 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. Bermuda grass loves nitrogen and so we’ll be covering only fertilizers that offer plenty of nitrogen.…

  • 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…

  • Aeration

    Aerating a Bermuda lawn is essential for maintaining its health and vigor, particularly in compacted soil environments. The process involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. Bermuda grass thrives in warm climates and can become dense, regular aeration ensures that the lawn remains lush,…

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