dry lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Question by GRAND_SALAS
January 10, 2010
my grass is nice and green in the summer, but come fall and winter it drys up and turns ugly.
what can i do?

Answer from NGA
January 10, 2010


Sounds as though you have a warm season grass that goes dormant when the weather turns cool. What you can do to counteract this is overseed with a cool season grass such as perennial rye. If you overseed in late September or early October the rye will turn green just as your bermuda (or St. Augustine or Centipede) begins to go dormant. The rye will remain green all winter long but will begine to die out in April or May when the temperatures rise. At that time your warm season grass will begin to green up.

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