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by Bermuda_Rooster
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 4209

Re: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal

Just wanted to post some "final" pics for the season to remember how much progress was made this year, and where things will be starting from next year. First three pics are the front, which came along nicely but needs considerable leveling and got out of control with growth on me. I also had some s...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: My Bermuda WILL NOT DIE!!
Replies: 15
Views: 760

Re: My Bermuda WILL NOT DIE!!

Cdub5_ : Boiling water, fire, replacing the top 6 feet of soil . . . I would say try it all, except I know you'd still somehow have green shoots of bermuda next Summer. Bermuda is the Rasputin of grasses. You're just going to have to be vigilant with suppression measures once your KBG is in. Read u...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: My Bermuda WILL NOT DIE!!
Replies: 15
Views: 760

Re: My Bermuda WILL NOT DIE!!

If you want a 100% kill on bermuda, your best option is to lower your expectations. It's not possible.

I'm not kidding. Save some money for bermuda suppression for at least the next several years.

I wouldn't wait too much longer to seed the kbg. Maybe one more app and then go with what you've got.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 4209

Re: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal

Here's a quick update on the back. I've had to up the HOC again due to scalping, and I'm not prepared to do a late season HOC reset on grass in its first growing season. It's set at 1.75" which I figure is about 2" counting the floating. Growth has finally slowed, as it's been almost 3 weeks since I...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Southern AG Chelated Iron App
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Southern AG Chelated Iron App

ionicatoms wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:56 pm
It could be that I'm fighting the genetics of Palmetto.
Yep, maybe you've already hit the genetic ceiling. I hope that's it . . . OP is asking about the same exact product I intend to use next year.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Organic Lawn Care
Topic: Anyone growing Bermuda organically?
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: Anyone growing Bermuda organically?

I got my yard going this year with some synthetics, but after I use up the two bags I have I'm going to transition fully to organics + urea. Bermuda needs too much nitrogen to go entirely with sub-10% N products of any kind, I feel. So for me I'll get most of my nitrogen from the urea and everything...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New Tahoma 31
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: New Tahoma 31

MeanDean wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:54 am
Good talk
LOL. I would think the mower does matter, as the greatest risk is probably from the suction of a rotary mower.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Tcorbitt20 new home lawn journal
Replies: 268
Views: 15932

Re: Tcorbitt20 new home lawn journal

Thank you! Just glad I didn’t have to seed anything like you did. That’s too much work! :lol: Honestly I've loved every minute of it, though it's been a lot of sweat and frustration. I work at a computer all day so getting out there in the dirt feels like a break. I can't tell you how much I envy t...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 4209

Re: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal

Outstanding job! I’ve heard a lot of Bermuda seeding horror stories, but you’ve got it looking good! Thanks! I've decided the key is patience. Given enough time, Bermuda will win the day. It's just a tough time of year to start a seeding project, so you really have to give it time to get there. Nex...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Tcorbitt20 new home lawn journal
Replies: 268
Views: 15932

Re: Tcorbitt20 new home lawn journal

This is one of my absolute favorite journals to follow. Great stuff, @tcorbitt20.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 4209

Re: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal

Just some more update pics . . . I've started backing off on the nitrogen, but it's still growing at light speed. Every-other-day mowing is starting to result in scalping. Hopefully backing off now will calm the vertical growth down a bit, even though I hope it continues to thicken up a little befor...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: New bermuda sod on clay soil - my plan
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: New bermuda sod on clay soil - my plan

I'm just not ready to spend money on another product. It sounds like humic would be helpful, but feeding the microherd and growing healthy plants are the best things (IMO) you can do for soil in the long term. I'm growing my yard on clay subsoil that the builder left, and I'm not doing anything fanc...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Rock Hard Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Rock Hard Soil

@gonefishn2010, mine is compacted clay so we are dealing with 100% different animals I bet. My approach probably doesn't have any applicability! Just FYI.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Rock Hard Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Rock Hard Soil

I just use a little ALS in the form of a cheap non-antibacterial hand soap every time I spoon feed urea with my hose-end sprayer. That's most every week. Has it cured my rock-hard, cracking soil? No, but it helps for a short period and in theory should help the roots of my new grass penetrate ever s...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 4209

Re: Bermuda_Rooster's New Lawn, 2020 Journal

I'm starting to back off on the nitrogen since it's getting late in the season. Today I apply 0.25 lb N per k in the front and back, with some of that being in the form of 13-13-13. Here's the back after a cut and watering in the morning spoonfeed. There are still plenty of bare and thin spots you c...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning

On the lateral spread side of this, just an anecdote . . . I seeded this summer in two rounds. The back washed out the first time and got the second round of seed in early July. I have been pulling runners ranging from 12" to 36" long from these plants trying to grow into my back flowerbed. At the v...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning

DLav8r wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:28 pm
Thanks. Still learning here..is it better to dissolve Nitrogen vs just spreading it in the granular form?
I'd say that's mostly personal preference. I have a small yard and feel like I can distribute it more evenly by spraying it instead of spreading granules.
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning

Looks great what fert are you using for your N spoon feedings? Most weeks it's urea, 46-0-0, dissolved and sprayed with a hose-end sprayer. I also have some 13-13-13 and 29-0-4 that I used back when I was seeding so I mix those in once in a while, mainly to get rid of them. I also supplement with o...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning

Even 1/2 lb of N per months is heavy if you are trying to keep a reel low lawn I may not ever be "reel low" . . . it remains to be seen whether I have it in me. My budget for the lawn is too small to do many of the things that others do to get there. My goal for this year was just to get grass ever...
by Bermuda_Rooster
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Bermuda newbies: a word of warning

Kamauxx wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:53 pm
His bare areas are 99% covered. Check out his journal.
I'd say 90%, and only because I've pushed the N so hard. I'm just warning people that this doesn't come without side effects that are hard to really understand until they hit you.