Help with Bermuda Grass in Texas
Hello, I purchased my first home here in Central Texas in November. When I bought it, the lawn was in sorry shape. The area went through a very bad drought last summer and most of the grass (St. Austine) was dead. When I first moved in, I aerated the ground and planted Bermuda seed. I also applied starter fertilizer, watered and watched my lawn grow! We had a very mild winter so the grass continued to grow all throughout winter. I was the only person in the neighborhood to have grass! My grass grew so fast that I had to cut it every 5 days or else the grass would be too long that it clogged my mower.
However, about a few weeks ago, I noticed that my lawn started to turn brown. I thought maybe because it was warmer now that i needed to water more. I increased my watering but that didn't seem to help. My grass looks like straw in some areas and is getting real thin looking.
Everybody else in my neighborhood has St. Austine grass and its green. I dont know if mine is dying because i planted grass at an odd time or if my Bermuda just can take this heat....it been in the 90's the past week or two. I also read that Bermuda grass can turn brown because of fungus. Is there a way I can test for this? I would appreciate any help. Thanks!