Lawn & Garden
Treat your Bermuda grass lawn in six easy steps. Note: Conduct a soil test on the lawn before attempting this 6-step plan.
6-Step Lawn Care
JANUARY: Apply pre-emergent for early weed control. Pre-M must be applied before soil temperature reaches 50°F.
MARCH: Apply pre-emergent and fertilizer – weed and lawn care products.
MAY: Apply fertilizer with high nitrogen content (iron optional).
JUNE: Apply fertilizer with high nitrogen content (iron optional)
AUGUST: Apply fertilizer with high nitrogen content (iron optional).
SEPTEMBER: Apply fertilizer in the fall with lower nitrogen and higher potassium content.
- Use 3-4 lbs of nitrogen per 100 sq ft.
- Spot-treat grass and broadleaf weeds with broad-spectrum herbicide products labeled for use on Bermuda lawns.
- Use of an iron supplement will result in a deeper green appearance (Note: Use caution since iron will discolor sidewalks and driveways. Clean up any residual off of any hardscapes.)
- Water lawn long and less frequently to promote deep roots.
- Don’t bag grass clippings.
- Never cut more than one-third of the total height of the grass at one time.
Additional Alabama Extension Resources
ANR-0092: Selecting Turfgrasses for Home Lawns http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0092/ANR-0092.pdf
ANR-0029: Bermudagrass Lawns http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0029/ANR-0029.pdf
ANR-0231: Tall Fescue Lawns http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0231/ANR-0231.pdf
IPM-0590: Homeowner Lawns: Chemical Weed Control Recommendations for 2014 http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/I/IPM-0590/IPM-0590.pdf
Download pdf file publication: UNP-2089 – Urban Green Tips: 6-Step Lawn Care