Spring Bermuda Lawn Care
Understanding the Bermuda lawn transition from winter to spring is critical. Doc explains this transition and some guidelines to have dark green healthy lawn in the spring. The products are listed below.
Spring Bermuda Lawn Video
Spring Lawn Care Notes
1- NEGATIVES should be applied BEFORE the lawn’s transition and wake up period. (You don’t play loud rock music at 6am)
2- Feed the SOIL and give the lawn a healthy environment to wake up. (Getting out of bed and the temp is 50 degrees vs. 75)
3- Don’t apply ORGANIC based products that require microbes to work. (Dropping off your package during a postal strike)
4- Don’t apply high nitrogen fertilizers (like 30-0-10) until later. (Marathons are never run at 6am)
5- Don’t scalp until you see LOTS of green shooting up. (Be patient)
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The Bermuda Lawn Guide
Large Spreader Used – Top Pick for 2021
Probably one of the best VALUES for a large spreader with huge 13 inch wheels.
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 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.
Gabe’s Video – Watch it
Put down my 10-10-10 last week. I’m in South Alabama. Since then, I’ve had rain every other day. Sure hope it didn’t wash
I’m impressed with prill size. I agree that the distribution rate is fantastic. Humichar comes in today. Thank you.
You should be fine. It dissolves slowly.
I enjoy your videos and I learn a great deal from them. I have a yard that has been neglected for years. It is full of grass burrs. I have started fertilizing last summer but it seems to help the grass burrs more. Would you recommend burning the yard to get those laying on the ground? I do have a weed burner. Maybe I need to be patient and let your program work. I am stocking up on your products for the coming year.
It’s Saturday, Feb 13th and 13°f in West Texas.
Call the DIY guys at that link and see what chemical to use. Best to be exact on that.
This year I am going to drop some Blackjack seed in the back yard. I currently have a little common bermuda and tons of weeds. Should I use a negative now to kill off the weeds before I plant or leave it alone and wait till next year. I will be using an over seeder to plant the seed. The back yard use to be a hay field before the subdivision came in. I do have one large spot, I call it the fairway, that my leach field to my septic is. Nothing but red clay. I have been laying… Read more »
If you’re going to seed, then just use KILLER and not PE. It’s a good 3-4 month wait if you do.
Is that just weed killer or total herbicide?
Hey Doc, New to the site and lawn care. My lawn looks to be a mix of different grasses including some Bermuda. I would like the Bermuda to take over. I also have almost 40 to 50% weeds and dirt. I saw the Fix Ugly lawn video. My issue is that I did lay down some cheap seed 3 weeks ago. Should I just push forward with ugly lawn care video steps or should I skip weed killing step until next fall/winter? I also need to do some seeding (and leveling) this grow season because the patch seed I laid… Read more »
Where are you located? It’s a bit early for seed.
San Diego, Ca
I realized it was a poor time to put down seed after watching some of your videos.
We have a lot of clay in our yard, which causes a lot of water to pool up in our lawn after rain. I know you mention that aeration should be done during growing season, but I am curious if you think an aeration could help prepare the soil for nutrients like humichar now or whether it would be counter productive. I also a little concerned that my clay and drainage issues will enable disease to spread across my lawn.
I would appreciate any advice.
Ok so here goes…. Thank you for your videos and sharing your knowledge. I am in middle GA so I guess we are neighbors. I want my bermuda lawn looking great starting this year. I am going for it. I canceled the lawn service and am prepared to purchase your recommendations. Lawn– My lawn right now looks “ok”. Decent coverage. A few weeds. Not terrible. Soil – My soil is scary. I just did a ph probe test and it reads a 2. I am going to pick up a soil test kit and get a second opinion. Plans –… Read more »
Valentines Day is 29 with frozen fog-ice everywhere. Waiting to put down my Balance. Question: I have areas that need added soil & sand, up to 1.5 inches. Is this dormancy period a good time to add this topping? Areas include under trees shade-death zones with very little Bermuda due to washout of exposed soil; but I’ve raised the canopies a lot this past fall & winter. I need to repair those zones.
I did put down Barricade, HumiChar, and Image (serious poa) in recent weeks.
Oops. I’m located just East of Nashville, TN.
I loved the video by Gabe, I am having a hard time contextualizing that to gardening and soil health for my yard. Can you give me your thoughts on this please.
I live in San Antonio, Texas. I wasn’t patient and I scalped my yard early and then put down Humichar and the 10-10-10 last week. The weather turned on me and now we’re having a rare snow fall tomorrow but the temps will be back to the 60’s and 70’s by the weekend. Will this hurt the yard?
Love your videos; the yard looked fantastic last year!
I was curious about how the single digit and sub freezing temps for four days plus all the snow is going to affect my Bermuda as well here in New Braunfels. Before that blizzard hit us last week I was starting to get green sprigs coming up and now they are all gone. I was gonna scalp this weekend but I might wait two weeks.
Hey Doc, I live in El Paso Tx. We just got snow this weekend. when is a good time to put down PE and the pgf complete. And what do I use to level my lawn.
Hey Doc, any chance you can reference to cool season grasses like Fescue when you make these videos? Thanks for any consideration!
Hey Doc, Love all of your videos. I try to equate you being in Georgia to me being in Arizona. You get much colder and a lot more rain than us.I’ve tried for 3 years now to get a good looking lawn. I’ve tried watering everyday, to watering every 2 days and nothing helps. Attached are some pics of my lawn. I get these every year. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m tired of wasting money on products that won’t work. Thank you.
I bought the anderson pre-emergent and 10-10-10 you advised. Is it ok to put them both out at the same time?
I am in Dalas, TX an I have bunch of weeds and crabgrass in my Bermuda grass lawn. Our temps are 55 to 75 from morning to evening starting this week.
What do I need to apply first after getting the lawn scalping done?
Weed killer and which one?
Preemergent and which one?
Doc…love your videos, but there are some marathons that DO start very early in the morning, especially in the summer.