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Bermuda lawn

Posted by Penguins South Carolina (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 11:42

I have a Bermuda lawn that is worn bare in large areas mostly due to kids playing football, & rain runoff.
A few years ago I had a landscape company put down sand to encourage the Bermuda to spread and cover the bare spots. It worked a bit, but for the most part I still have large bare/thin spots, now just more sand than dirt. I've tried new seed but that hasn't made a big difference as the seed has never really germinated or filled in fully.
1) Any tips on seeding? Lay down a layer of topsoil first?
2) Can I lay new Bermuda sod over the current? Do I need to top-dress the lawn with sand or dirt before laying the sod.
We've had this lawn for about 13 years and its always been very thin and not a lush as others in the neighborhood, despite plenty of watering & fertilizing

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RE: Bermuda lawn

Penguin a couple of pictures would help if that's possible. How much sun is your lawn getting at least 8 hours full sun? Does the area stay wet for long periods of time? What time of year does the yard get the most traffic? Why seeded bermuda?

RE: Bermuda lawn

Yes! All those same questions and observations. You can seed into a shady lawn from now on and never be satisfied. You might need something else.

Also, where do you live in South Carolina?

And since you have bermuda, you can begin this journey by searching for the Bermuda Bible online. Memorize it.

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