I’ve been working on lawn over the summer. Catch cup testing, dethatching, fertilizing and increasing my Kc have all helped.
You can see that a fair amount of the brown has been improved, especially on the left side, but the right side has a lot of little brown sprinkled throughout. Things look a lot better from this far away angle. The picture is also deceiving, because if you look at it after a week of growth the left half of the yard is way taller than the right. I’ve been hoping that this was all because I started off with more of a problem on the right. There were a fair amount more bare patches than on the left side, so maybe it’s just taking longer to ‘catch up’ on the right side?
Here are some zooms of the left and right sides.
Lately, I’ve started to wonder about another issue. Rabbits. I see rabbits on my lawn pretty much every evening and morning, and always on that right side. A web search suggests they could be problematic, and difficult to keep away. Here are a few links talking about Bermuda and Rabbits, and how they can be problematic. Here are a few links.
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There are some natural repellents that people seem to have mixed results with. They don’t harm the animals but would potentially make my lawn less attractive as a feeding area. I’m thinking of giving it a shot, but am wondering what opinions or experience others here might have. Thanks!!