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  • 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.…

  • Fall Watering Strategies for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Reduced Watering Needs With cooler temperatures in the fall, Bermuda grass retains moisture for longer periods, reducing the need for frequent watering. As top growth slows down later in the season, you may be able to eliminate regular watering altogether. Heat Wave Considerations Despite the general trend of reduced watering, be prepared to adjust if…

  • Fall Mowing Strategies for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Adjusting Mowing Frequency As daylight diminishes and temperatures decline, Bermuda grass growth rate slows. Consequently, mowing frequency can be reduced. While you may have been mowing twice a week or more during the summer, once a week may suffice in the fall. Height of Cut (HOC) Considerations Maintaining a low HOC is advisable during this…

  • Summer Weed Control for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Pre-Emergent Herbicides If you haven’t applied a pre-emergent herbicide, now is the time. If you have, your weed issues should be minimal unless you’re dealing with an existing problem. Post-Emergent Herbicides By summer, temperatures may be too high for over-the-counter herbicides from Lowe’s or Home Depot without risking Bermuda damage. Consider using specialized herbicides like…

  • Summer Watering Strategies for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Monitoring for Drought Stress Summer is a critical period for Bermuda grass irrigation. Monitor your lawn for signs of drought stress and aim for closer to 1″ of water per week. During heat waves of 95°F or higher, this amount may need to be increased to maintain turf health. Soil Type Considerations Understanding your soil…

  • Summer Fertilization for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Nitrogen Application Rates During summer, Bermuda grass is in its prime growing season. Continue applying 0.5-1.0 lbs of Nitrogen (N) per thousand square feet monthly, as established in previous growing seasons. Targeted Fertilization For areas that are thin or bare, consider increasing the Nitrogen application rate to up to 1.5 lbs per thousand square feet…

  • Summer Mowing Strategies for Bermuda Grass: A Technical Guide

    Frequency and Height By summer, Bermuda grass should be fully green, requiring frequent mowing for optimal appearance. Mowing at least twice a week is advised. If you’re mowing above 3″, you could mow once a week, but this is discouraged as it leads to thin, leggy Bermuda grass, causing issues as the season progresses. Precision…

  • Weed Control for Bermuda Grass in Spring

    Spring is a crucial season for weed control in Bermuda grass lawns. As the lawn starts to green up, weeds also begin their growth cycle, making it imperative to act promptly. This article aims to provide lawn care professionals with an in-depth understanding of effective weed control strategies for Bermuda grass during the spring season.…

  • The Science of Spring Watering for Bermuda Grass

    Watering may seem like a straightforward task, but when it comes to Bermuda grass, the devil is in the details. As a lawn care professional, understanding the nuances of watering can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of the lawns you manage. This article aims to provide an in-depth guide to mastering…

  • Mastering Spring Fertilization for Bermuda Grass: A Pro’s Guide

    Spring is a pivotal time for lawn care professionals, especially when it comes to Bermuda grass. As the lawn starts to green up, the question of when and how to fertilize becomes critical. This article is tailored for professionals who are looking to optimize their spring fertilization strategy for Bermuda grass. Timing is Everything The…