I’ve planted bermuda seed 3 times in my yard. It never did take. The old established bermuda is thin, and not growing or thickening, and the new bermuda seed doesn’t ever take. I wonder what is wrong?
This was my husband’s complaint for years. We’ve been in the house 7 years now, but the bermuda in the yard is probably original to the house, circa 1963. I would guess it is common bermuda, not Tifway, because the slabs I’ve laid down to test look so much better. In any case, if this story sounds familiar, I may have a suggestion for you.
Soil testing is a cheap and effective way to see if there is something you are missing. If you’ve fertilized, watered, and done all the right things, what could it be? Take a soil by following the directions in this link. https://extension.uga.edu/content/dam/extension-county-offices/bartow-county/anr/Soil%20Testing%20Procedures.PDF
The results will guide you through exactly what to do to get your soil in better shape for the season.
I have found this to be a very helpful link, as well. It’s FAQs from the UGA extension office. Lots of great Turf help. https://extension.uga.edu/content/dam/extension-county-offices/bartow-county/anr/SoilTestFrequentlyAskedQuestions.pdf
And as always, you can give us a call in the office if you have any questions at 770-607-0491.