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Hold off on fertilizing Bermuda lawns
Clark MacCallister
2018 has been an interesting year so far in terms of weather. It is barely into March, and we have already seen sub-freezing nightly lows and above 80 degree high temperatures within a week of each other. These types of weather swings can be confusing to us, as well as our landscapes. I have fielded several calls in the past few weeks about how to deal with Bermuda lawns during this time of up and down weather patterns. Some lawns have already started a slight green-up, or when the Bermuda comes out of its winter dormancy. You will see this more on lawns that face South. The main concerns are whether Bermuda that has started to slightly green up should be fertilized, and whether it is too late to effectively put down a pre-emergent herbicide to control weed seeds.