For Bermuda, In What Order Would You Do These Things?

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For Bermuda, In What Order Would You Do These Things?

Post by andymac7 »

Hi everyone,

So first of all I'm pumped that I'm going to pick up my Jacobsen Triking in the morning! :D

Second, I wanted to get you all's opinion on the following things, as to what order you might do them, for bermuda.

My lawn was hit pretty hard by a couple of late freezes this year and is looking kind of sad in some areas. So for maximum repair and grow-in what about the following:

- Aerate
- Put Down "Jump Start" fertilizer. I think it's a mostly Urea 30-0-6
- Dethatch (and this is to also break up my clay a little)
- Put Down Humic
- PGR (first time using it. Lawn is mostly Yukon)

So again, would you do all 4 of these at once? In a certain order? At different times completely?

Here's what I'm thinking:

1, Aerate, 2, Dethatch, 3, Humic, 4, Fertilize, 5, PGR ?
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I would think detatch first to clear-up the thatch, then aerate, humic & fert together, then start PGR when your lawn & mowing frequency requires that.
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Post by Pamboys09 »

Dethatch first.

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Ok kool, thanks for the suggestions!
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Post by CarolinaCuttin »

1. Dethatch
2. Aerify
3. Humic
3. Fertilizer
4. PGR once recovered from dethatching (depends on how hard you want to be on the turf)

Humic and fertilizer can go together at the same time.

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It seems like there is a nice consensus, so thanks for the replies. Gonna get to work!
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Post by Tellycoleman »

I didnt get much benefit from Humic with my Yukon Bermuda. Let me know How it turns out.. I did get tremendous growth response with 20-20-20 fert and Depth 10 Root peptides from just 1 week on hard clay soil
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Post by cbagz »

Are you going to spike or core aerate?

If core how are you going to handle the plugs especially so they dont mess up the new Jacobsen

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Re: For Bermuda, In What Order Would You Do These Things?

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cbagz wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:14 am
Are you going to spike or core aerate?

If core how are you going to handle the plugs especially so they dont mess up the new Jacobsen
An excellent point. I'm going to let the yard recover a bit before breaking out the TriKing, so I watch closely and let the cores disperse naturally before using the new mower. If I still see bits, I'll have to just hand rake I suppose.
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