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August 8, 2018

Started this blog / journal for those that would like to know more about what’s going on “behind the scenes”.

Click the pic to see Doc’s lawn today.

Long hot week. Started treating neighbors lawn and will post updates. Little concerned about the 90+ dry heat and no rain, considering I did put down some weed and crabgrass treatment. While it won’t KILL the Bermuda, we might have a little burn. Will post some updates.

8/10 Note:  Started playing with a new SUPER JUICE treatment I came up with. I’ll post a video soon.

Had a great phone call with the product manager of the new fertilizer company and he was able to get the inventor of the product on the call as well.  Great phone call with lots of knowledge shared.  Everyone is dying to get there hands on this stuff, but progress takes time.

Working on the 2019 calendar. Video will done next month but we wanted a TICKLE chart.
See preview below.

Debating the new launch of our video series… the upcoming 2020 economy. WOW… what a decision that will be.

Upcoming video list…

DEER HUNTING – Water cannon to scare deer.

FERTILIZER CRACK – I need to stop the addiction.

FENCE POWER WASHING – Cleaning the old nasty fence.

FENCE STAINING – Using the new sprayer to stain.

NEW GENERATOR – Time for an updated unit.

New 2019 Bermuda Grass Calendar

Get ready for Fall.

 

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Les

Doc, the granular pre-emergent you use is not available where I live. Do you have an alternative pre-emergent I can use?

Jeff
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Jeff

What liquid aeration do you use or recommend?

Dennis G. Williams
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Dennis G. Williams

Hi, Doc:
I’ve become a big fan of your videos.
I have several areas, mostly beneath oak trees, that are doing terribly. I don’t think it’s lack of sun, I think it may be the acorns and fallout. This is s common problem around here (Newnan, GA area). This might be a good video.
Also, do you have a printable version of your Bermuda Calendar? I want to sell my house next spring, and I’d like my lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood. I’ve got about 8 months to get it turned around.

Thanks!
Dennis

James King
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James King

Doc, I would like to see a video on how you keep the grass and weeds off your fence line

Kevin Blocksom
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Kevin Blocksom

Doc – looks like my neighbors fungus is starting to hit my yard. I bought the recommended Humic acid and liquid lawn, would you suggest I add these two products and avoid the fungicide treatment? Would it be safe to add all three?
I have Bermuda lawn in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Allen
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Allen

Hey Doc,
Would appreciate your input on how to deal with Bahia in Bermuda. Many thanks

James King
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James King

Hey Doc, I put down some per-emergent today. I also live in Georgia close to Athens. My question is how long should I wait before I apply again.

Tim Garcia
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Tim Garcia

Doc,

Huge fan of your videos. You have helped make my lawn look like one of the best on my block. Been wanting to reach out and thank you. Also, have you considered having a forum/message board on your website for the people who follow you can go to, discuss, post pictures, ask questions, etc.? I think it would be a great addition to your website. I do web design on the side so let me know if you need help with it. Anyways, just food for thought. Thanks again for your videos!

Dennis
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Dennis

Hey Doc, thanx for all you research and advice. Really appreciate it. I have 10 acres of common Bermuda (pasture grass). Other than cutting it higher than sod, any changes, or tweaks, you would suggest on your calendar for those of us using common Bermuda? Also I’m limited to granular applications. If spectricide isn’t available here, how do you feel about Lesco pre-emergent? I’m using light coats of fertilizer about every 4-5 weeks. Some 16-4-8 followed in a couple of weeks with 34-0-0 (light). Has really helped. Should I plan to kill the crabgrass now, or let it die out… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

Need a little help mixing the proper ratio for the liquid lawn. Front lawn is 300 sq ft and rear is 700 sq ft. Thanks in advance.

Jeff rhinehart
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Jeff rhinehart

Hey doc love all your videos I’m kinda a fanatic about my Bermuda lawn like you says my wife. Lol. But question can this humic acid penetrate clay ? I live Birmingham al. What about arirating can with help break up the clay that sits beneath my lawn?

Buddy Crump
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Buddy Crump

Doc watch your video this morning on your super juice. Would it be possible to list the ingredients of amount of each on your blog. I switched over to Bermuda grass for the first time this year and your knowledge plus videos have greatly been beneficial. Thank you

Franco
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Franco

Buddy if you click on Docs video “Super Juice” you will see a break down of each ingredient and quantities based on his 20,000 sf lawn.

Anthony
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Anthony

Hey Doc,

Will one 11lb bag of Humic Dg cover a 10,000 sq foot yard? It comes across as your yard is at least that big and you only use one bag for your yard when you put it out.

Franco
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Franco

Doc, can you make a video where replacing your lawn with sod is a better option compared to rehabilitating your Bermuda grass?

Ginger Medeiros
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Ginger Medeiros

I’m getting alot of mushrooms here lately, is that a good thing or bad thing.

Chris
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Chris

Hi Doc, Can you use the honda pressure washer with the surface cleaner on Monobloc driveways (live in Scotland there are many Monobloc driveways) not just concrete driveways? Also seen the new honda 3000psi machine seems more compact, thinking of purchasing that.

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi Doc

My Bermuda is coming along great sence I found your videos , but I have some huge bare spots . I have been stealing shovel full of Bermuda to fill in along with the natural growth. But still coming up short . I’m afraid I won’t get it all filled in this season . I live in central California and it gets really hot here up to 106 and hotter .

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi doc I recently found you videos and my Bermuda grass is coming along great with all your products And tips still have a lot of very big bare spots some really big and I’ve been filling them in . recently I just cut my grass and it really took a hit and turned brown and thin After looking great after about a week it’s almost ,back green again obviously I don’t want to do that again I guess I must not cut that low and need to mow my grass a little bit higher . It really was a… Read more »

Chuck
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Chuck

Hey Doc…I absolutely love the videos..and the product link suggestions..I’ve been fighting nutsedge for months..but your link to Image Nutsedge killer has solved that problem! Thanks again….my backyard has a slope so I’ve been working on that…the top part is nice..the sloped in is a work in progress

Ariel Mirabal
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Ariel Mirabal

My yard looks amazing thanks to your tips. Neighbors asked me what I did and told them to come to your site and watch the videos

Blake
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Blake

Doc, big fan here. Always get excited when I go on YouTube on my SmartTV and see you have a new video out. Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool that I discovered another product from The Andersons called Black Gypsum DG that contains 70% gypsum and 30% humic. Really good product. I can get a 40lb bag for $39.99 at my local landscape place. Perhaps you could do a video on this product as well? As you know, the gypsum is really supposed to help break up the rock-hard compacted clay soil I have here in Birmingham, AL. I’ve… Read more »

James Dunn
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James Dunn

Hey doc, you rock. Question just as you use 1/2 app of granular & 1/2 app liquid on a couple of the videos, would it be good to do the same with the Barricade DG & Prodiamine? I am in Southern California Bermuda grass. We def have plenty of foxtail here I also have those darn little goathead thorns THEY SEEM TO NEVER BE FULLY GONE…Thanks for your time & the help!

Chris M
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Chris M

Hey Doc, So I have a new Bermuda lawn in which the Sod was laid down in mid-June. I’ve been following your program and already after 2 months I already have a better looking lawn than some of the “established” lawns in the neighborhood. I do have 2 questions though: 1. What can I do about all the goose grass? Do I really have to dig them up since they didn’t put down pre-emergent before or right at laying the sod I have it all over. 2. Can I fully scalp my lawn next spring with it being a newly… Read more »

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi doc …. I have become a big fan ! My question is it’s August can or should I put pre emergent down now , I haven’t put any yet but didn’t know what I should do because I was addressing a nutsedge problem a rather annoying amount . Well your video on nutsedge took care of that in about three days and the product I used took out lots of weeds as well so I haven’t felt I needed the pre emergent ? The burmuda is growing and filling in pretty fast with the various products you have recommended… Read more »

Ron Faldik
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Ron Faldik

Liquid Lawn works fantasic, is very reasonably priced, wont burn, and goes a long way

Ron Faldik
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Ron Faldik

Doc…Ive been struggling for 4 years to get bermuda to grow in my front yard under a large Oak tree. Liquid Lawn every two weeks has the area about 95% covered…thanks sooooo much.

Sid
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Sid

Hi Doc, enjoyed your videos. They taught me a lot. I seeded my yard with Bermuda around July 1st. Most of it have come up nicely except some spots where the soil was very clayey and water does not drain well. Anyway, there’s a lot of goose grass and nutsedge popping up. I spent a lot of time pulling them out but I wonder if there is a better way? Would it be OK for me to put down a pre-emergent (Dithiopyr) to prevent new goose grass (I can pull out all existing goose grass; this is just to deal… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Hey Doc,

Love your videos!

I wanted to ask about any budget friendly alternatives to granular fertilizers. I know that some products can be quite expensive. What granular fertilizers would you recommend for someone on a budget?

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi Doc , As I have mentioned before I am a huge fan of your videos …..I really liked your video of filling in bare spots . Lol ….Scotty has taken it to a whole new level to say the least. I have massive bare spots and have used your advice to transplant burmuda to the desired spot or spots in my case . I have robbed one area to an area of need …but not without a lot of work . Some areas have worked better than others as I mentioned. I will give an example some translated areas… Read more »

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi Doc ,Well I’m still filling in bare spots but have had nice results . Home Depot and Lowe’s don’t have urban farms liquid lawn to my disappointment even though the ordering process in my area California. But I have been using Scott s turf builder and Miracle Grow with good results . I am aware I can order the product from Wal-Mart and still got to get the order in and plan to do so . Thanks once again doc because of you my Bermuda lawn has a chance ❗️Scotty the Bermuda novice .

Allen
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Allen

How do you control all types of ants in a Bermuda lawn? Loving the how-to’s. Thanks a bunch!

Jim Neal
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Jim Neal

Doc, I was curious if I can use Liquid Lawn on recently planted seed along with a starter fertilizer. If you have covered this already, please accept my apology. Thanks for all of your hard work and the valuable info

KeithL
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KeithL

Doc, on your Super Juice Cocktail, we have some new flower beds that are already mulched but the soil under is very poor. 1.) Can I use the cocktail in the beds, and 2.) would I have to rake out the mulch or apply on top, or 3.) just put straight Humic on top of the mulch and let it melt to the soil? Mulch is 2 to 4 inches in spots.

Gilbert
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Gilbert

Doc, during the winter you mentioned to do absolutely nothing to the Bermuda. Does that include not watering it?

LEyardfello
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LEyardfello

Hello Doc.. how to control Rabbits not to enter my yard. I see bare spots on my Bermuda lawn when they pooped. I am so frustrating with these rabbits..

Thanks for help.

Blake
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Blake

Hello Doc, maybe a video on the very stubborn chamberbitter weed? I know you don’t have this weed in your great lawn, but maybe you have dealt with it in the past? This thing has been a huge nuisance to my backyard both this year and last. It germinates in June. I put down Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns both in mid-Feb and late May, but it didn’t help this particular weed. After the fact I found out that the best active ingredient to prevent it is isoxaben, which is in Bayer Advanced Season Long Weed Control. Even once it… Read more »

Jim Neal
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Jim Neal

The instructions on Liquid Lawn container say that a light watering, 24 hours after application. Is this 24 hour period set in stone? If not, what is the earliest after application can this product be lightly watered in?

Todd
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Todd

Hey Doc – love the videos! I live in a townhome community in Murrells Inlet SC and the HOA does a lousy job at best in caring for our Bermuda grass lawns – so I am declaring war and doing it myself. Ordered a gallon of the Bayer Advanced Lawn Weed & Crabgrass killer — can I combine this with some Image and surfactant in a pump sprayer and spray for all the weeds at once? Or is it not a good idea to mix the Image with another product? Also, based on my locale as related to yours, would… Read more »

Morgan Geoghagan
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Morgan Geoghagan

I am really looking forward to a good Pre-emergent video. As we get ready to enter the month of September I want to be ready with a product to throw down when you say its time. I really want to nip that Poa Annua in the rear this go around. Thanks Doc for all the work and videos.

Geoffrey Phillips
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Geoffrey Phillips

Women of my neighbors burn there dead grass late winter/early spring instead of scalping. They tell me it puts nutrients back into the soil. Any truth to this? If so, is this something you recommend?

Curt
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Curt

Hi Doc, can I apply weed killer right after applying super juice

Ron Faldik
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Ron Faldik

Doc…..is killing nutsedge a life long project ?
I’ve sprayed my entire back yard at least 5 times over the last 3 years and LOW AND BEHOLD ..it’s back.
Ive used virtually every product but have had best results with Sedgehammer !
Is there a true one time spray fix ?

Nicole
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Nicole

Hello Doc!!
Any updates yet on the release of the Humic dg?

Gary
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Gary

What are your thoughts on overseeding with rye for the winter

Rob
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Rob

Doc, love the videos sir! Your website has become my time waster. The equivalent of Facebook for my wife….. I live in Oklahoma (good ole red clay) and have an acre on a new build. We only have Bermuda sod about 30 feet around my whole house. The rest of my acre is infest with Johnson grass. Using your calendar this season has my Bermuda looking great and it spreading like wild fire to the rest of the acre but my Johnson grass is also doing great. Any suggestions on how I get rid of it? Round up doesn’t even… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

Hi Doc. Thanks for all your work and very informative videos. I have one question about liquid lawn mixing ratio. Are you screening straight liquid lawn fertilizer into a bucket then add a bit of iron in it then fill up all your blue spraying bottles? One of your video you mention about you fill 7 bottles for your lawn, do you need to mix with water?

Scotty,
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Scotty,

Hi Doc ….. Scotty the novice Bermuda guy . Hey I have a new question I have a rather large area of Bermuda not close to the size of your lawn ,now 90% filled in 10 % Bare spots now growing in and filling in fast thanks to the doctor ❗️And his products . The new question I have another area separate from the large area of hybrid Bermuda and a smaller area with a different variety of Bermuda…. I think tiff 2 the question IS I really like the hybrid Bermuda it’s a more finer leaf and softer variety… Read more »

Stephen
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Stephen

How often should I apply a granular fertilizer at 50% bag rate if I’m also applying liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks at 50%?

Stephen
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Stephen

Or do you only recommend granulars during specific times of the year?

alex
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alex

Hey Doc,
thanks for the youtube videos – super helpful for taking care of mu bermuda grass. I moved to the US a year and a half ago and never lived in a house before – so learn a lot of real-time on how to take care of the lawn.
would you suggest what I should substitute bermuda grass in my shady backyard? obviously, there is not enough sun and the grass is suffering. We live in North Carolina.
is fescue the right choice?
if so, any advice on which particular fescue could be good to go with?

thanks again!

regards,
alex

Blake
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Blake

Doc, this is just an observation…I noticed the Liquid Lawn label used to contain Calcium (it did say “Calcium and Iron Rich” on front label). Now it just says “Fortified with Iron” and calcium is no longer included in the mix. I know Urban Farm constantly tweaks the formula, but I was wondering why they don’t include Calcium anymore. Maybe it’s a pH thing? I just used Liquid Lawn for the first time yesterday with an Ortho Dial ‘N Spray and I’m really looking forward to incorporating it along with an organic fertilizer to get some great results. I really… Read more »

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi Doc …. can u rate Scott’s liquid turf builder to urban farm liquid lawn I’m having big trouble finding the urban farms product

Scotty
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Scotty

Hi Doc…
How do your videos and products work on fescue lawns . If not can you do a video that can help me as well , because my front yard is fescue. The reason I put burmuda in the back yard is I have dogs and the Bermuda repairs itself and can handle my dogs pee better than the fescue ever could . Thank you and I hope for a reply.