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Maintenance of Turfgrass

 

Grass

Time

Rate (lbs. seed or bu.*/1000)

Mowing Height (in.)

Fertilization

Irrigation

(vertical mowing)

W

A

R

M

S

E

A

S

O

N

Common Bermuda

late spring/early summer

1 lb.

1

2-4 lb./yr.

yes

Hybrid Bermuda

late spring/early summer

4-6 bu. or sod

¾

4-6 lb./yr.

yes

St. Augustine

late spring/early summer

3-5 bu. or sod

¾-1 ¼

4 lb./yr.

no

Zoysia

late spring/early summer

4-6 bu. or sod

¾ - 1

2 lb./yr.

yes

C

O

O

L

S

E

A

S

O

N

Tall Fescue

fall or spring

10 lbs.

1 ½ - 3

2-4 lb./yr.

no

Kentucky Bluegrass

fall or spring

2-3 lbs.

1 ½

4-6 lb./yr.

yes

Perennial Ryegrass

fall or spring

6 lbs.

1 ½

4 lb./yr.

no

  

Remember, for efficient water use:

·         Control compaction

·         Mow your lawn at the correct height

·         Maintain consistent watering habits

·         Use sprinklers for large areas of grass

                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                       



  


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