Maintenance
THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT COMPREHENSIVE AS CLIMATE AND SOIL CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY
MOWING
WATERING
FERTILIZER
INSECTS
DISEASE
SPRING
Mow 1/2” to 2” with a reel or rotary mower with sharp blades.  Bagging is preferred but not necessary.  Mow every 4 to 7 days depending on desired height and look.
Water every 3 days heavy with at least 1” of water. Once turf is established less water will be required.
Apply after danger of frost with weed and feed with Atrazine to control annual weeds.
Mid-April or May application of insecticide to control mole crickets or other unwanted insects.
Tifton Bermuda has very few diseases if properly maintained. Annual de-thatching and core aerating is sometimes required to ensure good growth habits. If you think turf has a disease, contact local nurseryman or extension service for information.
SUMMER
Can fertilize with well balanced fertilizer every 3 to 4 weeks to keep the desired color. Please note too much nitrogen can cause excessive thatch build up.
Watch for army and sod worms during July and August, then treat as needed.
FALL
Mow 1/2” to 2” with a reel or rotary mower with sharp blades.  Bagging is preferred but not necessary.  Mow every 4 to 7 days depending on desired height and look.
Water heavy every 5 to 7 days or as needed. Be careful not to over water during this time.
WINTER
Winterize or liming may be required depending on soil analysis.
Fall application is needed to keep insect activity to a minimum.