Q&A About Bermuda Lawns
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PGF Balanced Fertilizer 10-10-10
PGF Balanced is a professional grade 10-10-10 with micros and iron. Great for fall and spring lawns as well as all gardens and landscapes.
Lawn Pre Emergent granular for lawns.
Sold in 18 lb bags it will STOP WEEDS before they begin. Apply in the fall and very early spring. Apply at the heavy rate and make sure you get TOTAL coverage for best results. Price INCLUDES shipping costs.
HUMICHAR… humic acid and biochar.
A 50/50 mix of humic acid and biochar made specifically for lawn care. CONTAINS NO NUTRIENTS and can be applied at anytime, as often as you want, and with any other product the same day. Price INCLUDES shipping.
PGF Complete lawn fertilizer
Sold in 18 and 40 lb bags. Great for all lawns warm and cool season. PGF will help get that thick green lawn.PGF Complete is the PERFECT fertilizer for spring, summer, and fall lawns. Great on new lawns, and new turf. Can be applied every 3-4 weeks during the growing season. PGF Complete is very mild and needs to be applied more often than other brands.
SUPER JUICE Spray Mix
Super Juice is a spray supplement that can be used on ANY type of lawn. Supplements help with the healthy green lawn all year long.
The Insect DOUBLE KILL Granular
Will kill grubs and army worms in your lawn along with 100s of other invasive bugs and pests. Apply when there is a dew on the lawn and then lightly water in. For GRUBS… water in heavy or allow rains to move it deep where they live.
Free Bermuda Lawn Guide
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Been using your calendar for Zoysia, the before and after is unbelievable! My lawn is the envy of the neighborhood! Is there anything I SHOULDNT be doing in the Bermuda guide that I’m doing with my Zoysia?
Me too. I have two types of zoysia – enerald green and zion. Is the burmuda program OK to follow?
I 2nd John’s question. I also have Zoysia (Zeon) and had Clemson soil test this past fall. I know what my soil needs, but figured I would mostly follow 2021 Bermuda guide.
Emerald here, seems to be fine, grass grows like crazy, no weeds
I also have zoysia…and would like to know the same information John. I’m in central Alabama.
Second this, new zoysia (emerald) installed in August. Okay to follow you guide? Also, since it hasn’t had a growing season how do I manage the widespread weeds I grew over winter?
I have ICON zoysia here. Been following channel for a year now. I had the best lawn in Jax Beach for most of the year. Got caught up with so much emphasis on fertilizing, humichar, etc…..that I lost control over the fungicide and did not know or follow how often to apply this to avoid diseases. Got crushed in the early fall which made it hard through the winter. Was very very cold down here in northeast Florida.
Clemson said I’m low on Phos. Any product recommendations other than PGF Balanced that you recommend to get the Phos numbers up quickly?
Just work in some balance throughout the season. It should correct as phos stays a long time.
Hey Doc! Closing on this house (hopefully) this month. I know you did a video on sod care, however, wanted to ask:
Just be gentle, no hard scalping, no aerating, and no PE until late fall or early winter. Other than that the rest is the same.
Is leveling okay?
Love the videos. But they do not relate to my lawn as much as I would like. I live in north Florida and have centipede and empire zosia. Would love to see a lawn calendar for for other lawn types. Thank you for all you do
What’s the best way to convert a yard from St. Augustine to Bermuda? Our backyard is Bermuda, but front is St. Augustine. Does not do great due to minimal shade coverage and 100+ degree summer temps.
I have a related issue as I have both Bermuda and St. Augustine in my yard due to max sun/minimum sun areas. I enjoy having both types and both thrive well following the Doc’s program. How can I define the two types area better and keep invasion of each type to a minimum?
I am going to use Prodiamine 65 this year. Have you ever used it? Will it be effective on weeds from year 1 of use?
Hey doc I had a question about what kind of straw are you using for your raised garden beds ?
Thank you for the great show and all the great info your very insightful when it come lawn and garden and tools.
Wheat straw from lowes. But we’ll be pulling it and planting a cover crop instead.
Awesome thanks I have not watched the hour video that you were talking about the cover crops planting
Life changer… watch it.
Hey Doc, will you be able to provide your subscribers a discount code so that we can stock up a bit for his upcoming season? I was able to take advantage of your last discount code last year. Thanks in advance. Keep up the great videos! I’m in south Texas (Helotes) outside San Antonio, and we’re having typical Texas weather right now. It was 80° yesterday and we woke up to 40° weather this morning 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️. My lawn is confused but I’m following the lawn guide 2021 as I did towards the end of last year when I found your… Read more »
If I hear of one I will, but they usually only come during the off seasons.
I recently bought a house and installed a new septic system and the crew made a mess with my yard and graded 6-7 inches of dirt over my existing Bermuda 419. I bought a Mclane mower and want to bring the height down to 1 inch. I’m concerned this large amount of red clay will keep the grass from growing.
Move and work the area until is level. don’t worry about the grass focus on the level. Grass should come back….
Do you have a solution for the discoloration of the soil surface on the Bermuda on sides of houses? I’ve tried diseaseX and moss out with no luck.
Try this… https://www.amazon.com/Monterey-Consan-Triple-Action-Concentrate/
Doc, what does your watering look like during the winter months? How much water, if any, does a Bermuda lawn need November through February?
Nothing. I only water during the growing season.
I want to get some super juice. Why does Amazon not ship it to California where I live?
They restrict just about everything.
As Amazon won’t ship PGF complete to California do you have another recommendation for fertilizer?
I live in CA and I have ordered PGF several times from Amazon without any issues.
Me to. I live in SoCal and have ordered all the Anderson’s products with no problem. They lost my HumiChar order but resent it after I notified them.
Maybe a idiot question, one you answered on your site. I have this battle between my centipede and Bermuda. Random patch I only had maybe a couple of sq ft of Bermuda at the beginning of last year. It’s taken off like crazy and I love it! So I’d kill the centipede with roundup and Bermuda would advance. It’s been sorta fun advancing my army of Bermuda. Ok question, what chemical best kills centipede while not harming my bermuda
I have a mess of weeds and different sorts of grasses. I also want to transition to Bermuda. I have purchased Arden 15 as my seed of choice. I now have bought just about everything you’ve recommended from most of your vendors and I feel stuck and nervous about how to proceed. I have 2 acres in south Louisiana to transform and and I want to know what products should I used to kill existing grasses and weeds and when is it safe to put out the new seed afterwards? Or should I till you the ground completely and start fresh? We… Read more »
Hi Doc, What is the tow behind sprayer that you recently acquired? Although you have not used it yet, is it a model/or brand that you feel safe recommending? The 10 10 10 fertilizer which was shown on your recent list arrives today. Is it too soon to put that out? North Carolina zone 7a-7b. Will broadcast HumiChar and pre emergent this weekend. There are already small weeds popping up along the boundaries of warm walls or raised beds which reflect the sunlight and protect from the winds. Awesome video which you pointed to on soil health. and he made… Read more »
Hey Doc, I live in Stone Mountain Ga and I renovated my lawn using Kentucky 31 back in November (seeded the first week). In a previous video you state that “you should wait a year before applying pre-emergent to a newly sodded lawn… does this apply to me as well? I intend to apply it late Feb… should I wait a whole year? FYI my lawn was nothing but crabgrass last year and I’m afraid it will make a triumphant return if I don’t “throw er down” (lawn care nut reference). Either way love the channel and please keep the… Read more »
When you did your grass seed testing, which seed do you think looked the best? I’ll be seeding my lawn with bermuda seed this summer and am trying to decide between black jack, Arden-15, and Laprima. Thank you.
Arden-15 is the best looking of these three choices. You can look up trials on each variety and see which one fits your wants and needs best.
I have a mix of Bermuda and St. Augustine. Lawn is in rough shape. We just moved in a couple of months back but knowing that eventually the St. Augustine will take over, what advice do you have to care for both grass types and help me get the lawn into better shape after years of neglect?
I am getting conflicting info regarding backlapping. Some are saying to only backlap very little and to grind every couple of years. Always adjust reel to bed knife instead of backlapping. Also was told, the more you backlap the reel, the shorter the reel life will be.
Depends on the mower and bedknife. Mclanes we backlap anytime they feel dull. Can be as often as once a month. No issues with reel life.
I have a toro 1000 greensmaster. I backlap twice a season. Also use a file to run across the bar. That really helps with the cut. I mow mostly at one inch.
I had a soil test done on my lawn. I found that I am very low on Nitrogen and somewhat low on Phosphorus. Everything else is at good levels. Is there a product(s) that you would suggest in order to correct the soil appropriately?
Just PGF complete. Every 3-4 weeks at the bag rate light during the spring. Then back off during the summer.
Hey Doc, I have a centipedegrass grass lawn. I live in Bluffton, SC, near your summer home. I want Bermuda grass. I have Georgia pines trees in my yard and lots of dirt spaces from the trees. I have been following the pattern that you use for your Bermuda grass. It does not seem to work I think because it is different grass styles. I would rather have Bermuda grass anyway. I have a sprinkler system in my yard. Could you recommend some Bermuda seed that I could use? I could also send you some pictures of my yard. Thank… Read more »
Hey Doc. Thanks for opening this space for questions. I am in Charlotte, NC if that matters. I actually have a few: Extension office recommended 10-10-10. Is it still ok to use PGF complete or should I follow their recommendation? Is Barricade all I need to keep Dallisgrass from coming back? I fought them with Celsius last year with good success but I am sure I still have a bunch of seeds waiting there. i might need to reseed some large areas where the Dallis died and where I had to install a drain and level. Any better strategy? Thanks… Read more »
Hey doc I’m from Pittsburgh pa and have established zoysia lawn from prior owner..IN THE TRANSITION ZONE could I follow your yearly lawn plan but just adjust the monthly events…
In your video that asked us to come here and ask questions I see a lot of weeds in your lawn that are the exact weeds that I have in mine. What do you use to kill those and not hurt your Bermuda lawn? Also when is the best time to kill those weeds? Thank you for all your videos.
I have the same problem here in NC sandhills. Put fall preemergent down in Dec and plan to repeat late Feb/early March but winter weeds are everywhere. Help please
Can we please meet Barb? I have to put a face to the name after all these years. Love the content Doc!
Doc, you used to say go buy the cheep 10-10-10 to put out early spring. Now you almost exclusively promote the Anderson product. Is it simply because of the PGF granules and quick dispersion? I’m in B’ham Al. We have almost the same weather pattern as you. Love you site!!
Regular 10-10-10 is like putting out ROCKS. So yes, the fine particles and addition iron is why we now use it.
Hey Doc! What were the results from your beach house soil test(s) and how will you modify your lawn program for the coastal soil? Thanks!
High phos and low pot. Very sandy soil. Putting down LOTS of carbon (humichar) and 16-0-8 fert.
Will your products be available in Canada or only in USA?
There is an approval and registration process for every product in the US which gets expensive. I’m assuming the cost to double register in Canada limits their distribution there. I will check on a couple and see what they say.
I have a St Augustine lawn due to heavy shade. Any chance you will us St Augustine at the beach house so we could get tips on that type of grass. Thanks for all the info.
Hey Doc, I move into a new house that I noticed has a two different types of bermuda grasses and one is considerably darker but this one never spreads it just remain in the same path it was laid or grown. Whats the best way to fix this? Thank you
Hey doc the only problem I have with my Bermuda lawn is white clover. Any recommendations how to get rid of it?
thanks D. Cash
Hey Doc, I live in western Kansas. My Question is I have a Bermuda and Bluegrass lawn. I am trying to let the Bermuda take over the lawn. Should I keep doing the the bermuda calendar so that it will be my main lawn? I enjoy your videos. Thanks
What happened to the give away that you start last year.
I haven’t seen you mention them in your videos in a while and they are not on your page under Giveaway Winners.
Have you decided not to do them anymore?
We did all but two and the last two will be done this week.
Hi Doc. Is there a place in the Atlanta area to buy Andersons products vs buying online?
Hi Doc, what’s an effective way of fixing area in lawn with standing water when it rains without breaking the bank? Thanks
Adjustments for your calendar for Centipede sod for southeast (8b-9a on USDA climate chart)
Was wondering if your tips on Bermuda are pretty much the same for zoysia but see that has been asked so would really like to know about zoysia sod laying while dormant or waiting until late April early May in Tennessee before sodding.
Doc- Your channel and site are fantastic! I’ve learned so much and it has really helped my bermuda (Tif 419 yard). I bought a 20″ McLane GR Series and it does a great job. However the cutting height is about 1/2″ higher than the standard model. The lowest my GR Series will go is 7/8″ and not 1/4″ as the standard goes. I am working on a green like you have and believe 7/8″ is not low enough. I located an after market product at Reel Rollers and it advertises that it will cut at down to 1/4″ and match… Read more »
Please help. Poa annua is getting out of control this winter.
I do love all your PGF and DG supplements. Eight months of using your videos. Was finally getting a great yard by last fall. Northeast Alabama.
I live in Pittsburgh PA My question is when the temp hits 45 and I throw down my first granular pre emergent can I come back one month later and use Prodiamine spray pre emergent?
What’s the best way to kill other lawn grass infiltrators into your lawn? I’ve got a few areas of St. Augustine from who knows where growing in my Bermuda and have resorted to just using straight roundup and living with dead spots until the Bermuda hopefully grows back in.
I’m in Ohio. How many weeks apart should I spread out my PGF fertilizer applications?
Hey Doc, just installed sprinkler system and wondering how to care for areas on my Bermuda lawn where trenches were dug to lay the pipe?
Doc: I live in Leesburg, Alabama and weather is same as in Ga. Will a mixture of 24D and Atra zine kill poa Anna this time of year (Feb) also how about Image mixed correctly kill same this time of year. Thanks love your knowledge and videos sharing your info on turf grass as well as vegetable garden.
Addendum to previous note. I have put out pre-emergent 3 times since last August.
Will you be transitioning out the cold weather grass in your fairway with warm weather grass or will you be maintaining both this year?
What does doc do for a living besides YouTube?
I think he is retired, but used with work at a golf course or something like that. Best move I ever made was firing a national brand and doing it myself. My yard looks fantastic. It is so think and nice – almost like carpet.
Main question is just proper care for new sod laid last October. I know the lawn guide says just pgf complete and super juice but what about humichar and weed killer? I have a lot of POA Annua that I’m worried will be too competitive but at the same time don’t want to harm the new sod. Also, is 12 months of new sod long enough to over seed with rye next winter? Thanks!!!
Best way to get rid of weeds and how to make Bermuda grass greener and thick. Thanks.
does the Anderson fertilizer that has iron or metals content stain your pool apron or pool bottom from an occasional particle?