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Rick Ross saves over $1 million per year by mowing the lawn at his sprawling Atlanta area mansion.

The "Money Dance" rapper, who is known for boasting about his lavish spending, owns the massive Fayetteville, Ga. estate once owned by former boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

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The 12-bedroom mansion (which sits on 235 manicured acres) was purchased for $5.8 million. It features 109 rooms - including a bowling alley, a private baseball field, and a movie theater (which can accommodate 135 people).

Ross refuses to spend the $1 million annual fee to have landscaping professionals take care of his lawn.

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Instead, Ross prefers to take the time to do it himself - even though it takes about five hours to mow 235 acres.

"When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, 'You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass?'" he told Forbes magazine.

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Ross purchased the most expensive zero-turn lawn mower on the market -- similar to the kind the pros use -- to save money on lawn care expenses.

"So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did. I went down to John Deere (manufacturing brand) and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200 - plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider."

"Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas," he continued.

"I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn't stop. I cut grass for about five hours."

Ross uses the time on his lawnmower to enjoy a smoke and reflect on his life highs and lows.

"I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days... It's the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face. So, you know, for anybody who doesn't cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation."

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It's spring and that means it's time to feed your Bermuda grass lawn to encourage green growth all summer long.

Bermuda grass is a warm season grass that grows in the southern region of the United States.

Bermuda grass is a nitrogen hog that sucks up 2 to 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per growing season.

Be careful how you apply nitrogen fertilizer to your lawn. quick release nitrogen can burn your lawn!

Your auntie always sends a sample of soil to a lab for a complete soil analysis before I apply fertilizer to my Bermuda grass lawn.

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YouTube/RonHenry

I use Mysoiltesting.com because it's easy and the soil analysis is available to view online in less than a week.

My soil analysis report shows that the PH and NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) levels are within normal range. But the soil is very low in all of the micronutrients (iron, zinc, copper, boron, magnesium, etc.).

I had the same problem last year, so I visited Ron Henry's YouTube channel to check out his video on applying micronutrient fertilizers.

Ron is a Bermuda grass expert who dedicates his YouTube channel to helping home owners grow golf course lawns.

Ron covers the basics, such as the equipment you'll need, the proper mixing ratio and application rate to ensure that you get the best results.

Use a 3 or 4 gallon hand pump sprayer if a battery operated sprayer is not within your budget.

Watch Ron's video below.
 

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If you are a Georgia homeowner, you probably have a Bermuda grass lawn. Bermuda grass is the preferred lawn turf in Georgia.

Bermuda grass is actually a type of weed. It is very hard to kill and once it establishes itself in a neighborhood, it tends to take over other types of turf lawns.

Ron Henry is a Bermuda grass expert who dedicates his YouTube channel to helping home owners transform their ugly lawns to a golf course lawn like his.

Ron's 11 sq. ft. lawn in North Georgia is the envy of the neighborhood! But you too can have a golf course lawn.

As Ron says, the secret is in the mowing. 80% of achieving a beautiful golf course lawn is using the right mower.

If you're a Bermuda grass lawn novice like me, you will appreciate Ron's tips on turning your ugly Bermudagrass lawn into a golf course lawn.

The comments are off in this post. Ron is happy to answer all your Bermuda grass questions on his YouTube channel.