Bermuda care in Lubbock
Hello all you Bermuda experts! First time poster here...
As you can see in my photo I need some assistance with my front yard (first photo). The yard was established common Bermuda when I moved in 3 years ago. I think I've determined that the root of my problem was mowing too low. The neighbor's lawn (top left) is mowed with a reel mower, where I use a rotary mower.
I water 3 x week (Tue,Thur,Sun) for 6 minutes at each station, but have just switched to 2 x week (Wed, Sat) for 10 minutes at each station. The original 6 minute time was set because anymore resulted in run-off, but I'm hoping that by only watering 2 days a week that the soil will be more thirsty?
After research, it appears I have some Dallisgrass and clover weeds, as a result of
1. No premergent application this year
2. Moving too low
As far as fertilization goes, I use Milogranite 2-3 times a year and that seems to have really made my backyard look amazing (2nd photo). A few days ago I mowed the backyard to it's 2 inch height and bagged the clippings and sprinkled them across the front yard. So should I just wait it out and let the front yard grow to maybe 2.25 inches before mowing again?
Thanks for listening!