Warm Season Lawn Care Schedule for July and August
Doc explains critical dates about warm season grasses and why must do certain things within a time range. Warm season grasses like Bermuda start to “shut down” as cooler weather approaches. We don’t want to aggressive treatments when this time gets close. It’s time to PLAN any mjor changes to your lawn now.
Important Warm Season Lawn Care
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The Bermuda Lawn Guide
Critical Warm Season Care for July and August
Keep lightly fertilizing with either PGF COMPLETE 16-4-8 (for most lawns) PGF COMPLETE 16-0-8 (lawns with high phosphorus) or PGF BALANCE 10-10-10 (lawns with low phos). As long as you are not in DROUGHT the warm season grass likes the food and it’s best to do light coats, just below the bag rate, every 3-4 weeks. Get a soil test if you have not one yet.
Build Your Soil
Your soil is the most important part of good plant growth. If you don’t have a soil test… do one. Next keep POUNDING down HUMICHAR and building up the good carbon. It has NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and you can’t put down too much. Consider DirtBooster and the good fungus spray. Adding the organic matter and good fungus has greatly helped our lawns.
One of the best things you can do for your lawn right now. Cut it short, do a core aeration. Pick up the plugs if you can. (Prevent the mess and dulling of blades) Water, air and nutrients now have a way to go deep.
Watch for Armyworm Moths and Test for Army Worms
I can report that in GA as of July 17th we have not seen much activity. However they migrate and people further south and in TX are seeing them now. Test areas to check for them and if found treat with my double approach, granular DOUBLE KILL and a BUG LAWN spray.
Prevent Grubs or Kill Existing Ones
You can put down a grub preventer but it only works on the “BABY grubs”. Adult grubs need to be killed. If you’re seeing lots of beetles try the organic preventer, but again… my suggestion is to focus on the adult grubs.
Supplement with Super Juice and added Good Fungus
This year we have been adding the GOOD FUNGUS booster packs to our Super Juice. Apply early evening and water in. GOOD fungus benefits roots, increase nutrition uptake, and protects against bad fungus. Note, the new Super Juice has 4% iron.
Watch for Fungus and Dollar Spot
These warm temps bring fungus and a lot of dollar spot. I prefer the granular treatment as it goes into the ground and roots rather than coating the plant. Just be cautious as most say you can hurt your turf a bit in the heat.
Last Chance for Seeding
Warm season grasses need 60 days of temps in the high 80s after germination to establish prior to the cold moving in. So… think 2 months ahead and get seed down now if needed.
Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster
DirtBooster helps you make super compost in only a few days.
Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like. It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid.
PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer
This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season. Warm season and cool season lawns.
PGF Balance 10-10-10
A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron.
Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles
Spring Lawn Fertilizers
PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer.
Killing Grubs in the Spring
Preventative products should be used in the late summer. Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs.
Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant
Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles
WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles. When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons.
Microbe and Good Fungus Booster
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