In the Know: Winter Grass Countdown

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8th October, 2015 Comments are closed

In the Know: Winter Grass Countdown

In the Know: Winter Grass Countdown 

In September, mow height and watering of Bermuda lawns was reduced to get your lawn ready for winter grass.

Bermuda lawns will be “scalped” to force dormancy and to increase soil to seed contact for winter grass.  Lawn areas will appear brown.

Winter ryegrass seed is sown when October’s lower day and nighttime temperatures allow for seed germination.

Lawn irrigation will occur more frequently so that seed germinates and new seedlings stay moist.   This process takes ten days or so as the new winter grass germinates and start filling in with a beautiful verdant green that makes Phoenix Metro area so enviable to our winter visitors!

Our crews will be keeping a watchful eye out for bare spaces that may need additional seed.

Once the winter grass is about one inch out of the soil, the irrigation will be reduced to once per day.

When the new grass is 2″ in height the first moving will occur and irrigation will again be reduced now that the winter lawn is established.