The Q&A Archives: Replacing winter grass

Question: I planted rhye grass in the winter for of my brand new home, some of the grass is starting to turn brown. To plant bermuda grass for the summer what do I need to do?

Answer: You can simply rake the area so the bermuda seeds make good contact with the soil and then broadcast your bermuda seeds. They will begin to grow when the weather remains warm. Next October, overseed with rye so your lawn stays green over the winter months. The rye will go dormant the following April and the Bermuda will come out of its dormancy and become green. By having both bermuda and rye, your lawn will be green most of the year (there will be some transition time in April and October as each variety of grass goes dormant). Enjoy your lawn!

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