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Bermuda Lawn Soil Test Results
I just received back my soil testing results from Georgia Extension office and I do not know how to interpret it.
I use a lawn service company that comes out every month and a half but the lawn is lacking the growth and green.
The lawn was sodded May 2017, and I have already used 2 bags of Milorganite (1 in April 2018 and 1 in May 2018)
The report indicates low reads for phosphorous and do i tackle this ?
I have 2656 square feet of yard.

Report States
Nutrients needed PHOSPHOROUS soil test index 4 lbs/acre
Nutrients needed POTASSIUM soil test index 145 lbs/acre

Nutrients NOT needed CALCIUM soil test index 1500 lbs/acre
Nutrients NOT needed MAGNESIUM soil test index 74 lbs/acre
Nutrients NOT needed ZINC soil test index 2 lbs/acre

pH soil test index is 6.0

Report Recommendations States
No Limestone recommended.
Recommended pH: 5.5 to 6.5
For establishment, incorporate 15 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding,
sprigging, or sodding. Then apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet monthly during the growing
season through August. To improve winter hardiness, apply 6 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet in September. Follow this
fertilizer program for the first year only, then use the maintenance fertilizer program for the next 2 to 3 years. Retest 2 to 3 years
after establishment.
For maintenance, apply 10 pounds of 10-10-10 per 1000 square feet when spring growth begins and again in September. In
mid-June and early August, apply 3 pounds of 34-0-0 or 2 pounds of 46-0-0 per 1000 square feet.
Clippings do not contribute to thatch under proper management and thus, do not need to be removed. If they are removed, increase
the fertilizer application rate by 30%.
CAUTION: Water lawn thoroughly immediately after applying fertilizer. Do not apply fertilizer when grass is wet.

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Hi guys .... now sections on my yard are turning yellow ? Any idea how to fix it..... I did apply Miracle-Gro Lawn Food Liquid Sunday thinking it would help and we have had 1/2 inch rain yesterday (Monday). I have attached a screenshot of the original soil test late last week to this post; if you guys need photos of the Bermuda lawn's current state please let me know and I can upload. I appreciate all your guidance and input.

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@brianuab Ah, i thought you said you applied something and it caused it. I'm a bermuda grower but don't have any experience with fungus. I'm sure my time is coming though. Possibly grubs? Could pull back a patch and see if some creepy crawlys are doing it. I don't have enough experience to know for sure though.

@Tellycoleman @Ridgerunner . Either of you identify if this might be a fungus?
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