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Seeded Bermuda Lawn One Year Later

Posted by prodirtraker West Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 20:41

Looking for some advice on year two of my Pennington Bermuda Triangle seeded lawn. First year was great, lawn performed well. This spring all the thatch was raked out and watering every two days. The Small portion of the lawn that was sodded is doing great. The seeded portion is coming back real slow, feeling like it is going to have to reestablish from the 10% of plants that are actively growing.

What do you all suggest? Overseeding with more Bermuda? Let it ride out? I am resisting stripping it down and sodding, I feel like there is hope. All advice is welcome, thanks in advance.

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RE: Seeded Bermuda Lawn One Year Later

Definitely ride it out.

Where are you in West, TX?

Stop watering every 2 days. You should be watering only every week to two weeks depending on where you live in the West.

Raking out the thatch was unnecessary but not harmful.

Here are the basics of bermuda care as explained in much more detail in the Bermuda Bible (Google it).

Mulch mow two times at about 1.5 inches high
Water once a full inch (measure with cat food or tuna cans)

Fertilize with a high N fertilizer

If you do this, and you are in full sun, you should never have weeds or other issues with the grass.

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