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Shop
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posted 11 March 2003 08:23           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in the metro Atlanta area and I'm curious as to when I should burn my bermuda grass lawn. Should I spot treat any weeds that are currently coming up or should I let them burn with the rest of the thatch that I burn. I'm just trying to get a good ballpark on what is the best date for burning it.

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frenchman
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posted 11 March 2003 15:24     Click Here to See the Profile for frenchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now is time to spray round-up on your yard to kill the weeds. The best time to burn your yard is right before it comes out of dormant. This will also let the bermuda come up qicker and greener.

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VooMan
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posted 11 March 2003 19:30     Click Here to See the Profile for VooMan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Frenchman, and thanks Shop for asking the question...

I'm on the south side of Atlanta, and while my bermuda is still dormant, the crabgrass is starting to come alive. I read your advice to someone else about Round Up not killing Bermuda when it's dormant so I've been killing all the weeds as they come up. It's working quite nicely. Thanks for the tip. :-)

Andrew

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frenchman
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posted 11 March 2003 19:58     Click Here to See the Profile for frenchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vooman, in about amonth you can spray some MSMA to control you crabgrass and also between March 15th and the 25th is the best time to put your pre-emerge down and this will also help.

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frenchman
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posted 11 March 2003 20:03     Click Here to See the Profile for frenchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shop, also to let you know you can burn your yard right now if you wanted to, but it will look like shit for awhile, but just make sure that it's in dormant while you burn it. I'm thinking about burning my fairways this year, but having decided yet. If I do I'm going to burn right when they start coming out of dormant that way I won't get bitch at alot from the members or golfers.

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Shop
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posted 12 March 2003 09:10           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks French, I'm gonna go home and spray the weeds. Once i burn my yard (when it's almost coming out of dormant), should i cut what's left low with my reel mower, or just sit and let it come up....secondly should i put down any fertilizer after burning?

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frenchman
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posted 12 March 2003 21:01     Click Here to See the Profile for frenchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You shouldn't have anything to mow after you burn it. When you do burn your yard, just light it with a lighter and just let the flame do the work. Don't take a torch and fry it. I did this two years ago and nothing came up that summer. Have you put any pe-emerge down yet? You will be amaze how much greener your yard will be this year by burning it, but don't over burn it.

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seed
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posted 14 March 2003 07:56     Click Here to See the Profile for seed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fire safety is my MAJOR concern, plus there are burn laws that vary greatly in different communities. Don't anyone go out and burn your lawn (and maybe your house and your neighbor's house) without first contacting the appropriate fire authority in your area.

Phil

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posted 01 December 2005 06:18           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by frenchman:
Shop, also to let you know you can burn your yard right now if you wanted to, but it will look like shit for awhile, but just make sure that it's in dormant while you burn it. I'm thinking about burning my fairways this year, but having decided yet. If I do I'm going to burn right when they start coming out of dormant that way I won't get bitch at alot from the members or golfers.

Hey Frenchman, Did you ever burn your fairways?

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