Donna J
Donna J
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  • Conyers, GA
Asked on Jan 26, 2012

Why is my Bermuda grass getting green?

AUDRA ARicardo BSandy W
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My lawn is showing signs of spring. There are green patches everywhere. Is it something I did or did not do? HELP!
q why is my bermuda grass getting green, gardening
q why is my bermuda grass getting green, gardening
16 answers
  • Paul M
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Probably the wacky warm weather has the grass fooled. I have Daffodils blooming and it is way too early for that. If we don't get back to temp norms for this time of year it is going to be a very early spring.

  • David S
    on Jan 26, 2012

    ARE YOU SURE THAT THE GREEN GRASS THAT'S IN THE PICTURES IS BERMUDA ? MY FRONT YARD OF BERMUDA NEVER GETS THAT GREEN .

  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Jan 27, 2012

    I think I am going to side with David on this one. I can make out some of the texture in the corner of the 1st photo, and the blades look too wide to be Bermuda.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 27, 2012

    can you take a closer shot of the green ?

  • You do not have a septic system below that area do you? That messes with lawns all the time.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 27, 2012

    If those green tufts of grass have a little white bloom you probably have a yard full of poa annua. (annual blue grass). If you can get a closer shot we should be able to tell.

  • Mike and Anne
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Anne is inclined to think most of it is poa annua but some lawns (Bermuda and Zoysia) are greening up in small protected areas in the Raleigh area right now. My own Zoysia is greening in an area next to a brick walkway and a spot where a container-grown plant got fertilized.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Poa or other annual weeds....no doubt in my mind.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Jan 27, 2012

    I use to have this too ... until we hired out a company to treat and fertilize our yard

  • Faidra at CA Global Inc
    on Jan 28, 2012

    I agree w/Mike and Anne my zoysia is starting to green early, think it's the weather I do also have a dreadful weed infestation I'm fighting

  • Donna J
    on Jan 28, 2012

    Thanks for your replies. I do believe that the problem is Poa. Now the question is how do I get rid of it? Should I attack it now? Any suggestions?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 28, 2012

    Revolver works but very expensive www.wplawinc.com/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=73084

  • Ricardo B
    on Feb 3, 2012

    You "POA" girl, Donna! Just know that you and many of us with all Bermuda Lawns are in the same green boat... those nasty green weeds and undesirable "other" grass.

  • Sandy W
    on Feb 4, 2012

    Can someone tell me when to plant tomatoes?

  • Ricardo B
    on Feb 4, 2012

    Sandy, If the tomato plants are from a nursery or big box store, plant them once any danger of frost is over. Just remember that until the soil warms up, that tomato plant will just sit there until the soil temperature is exactly when they need it to be (about in the mid 50 degrees). Tomatoes don't like real cold weather. Just so you know... they don't like extreme heat either and the fruit will stop maturing if it's too hot & not getting sufficient moisture. If you're starting from seed, Sandy, you can start them indoors but away from sunlight. I'd suggest putting about three seeds in little biodegradable cups with potting soil only 3/4's full. Place the seed on top, wet it a bit and then crumble enough potting soil to fill the cup. Wet it down, let it drain and set it and the other cups you will use aside. Don't over water but ensure they don't dry out. When they're up about 3 or 4 inches and the weather presents no danger of frost, set them outside to harden (get used to the "real" outdoors. When the soil has warmed up, plant the whole cup. If you take them out of the cups and into the ground, they won't do as well.

  • AUDRA A
    on Feb 5, 2012

    I have bermuda grass and my lawn is green as well; but I assure you mine are pure weeds...someone help me too

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