Posted by: sunnymesainfo | April 12, 2010

Transition From Winter Lawns to Summer Lawns

With summer being right around the corner we are hoping this information will help you understand what is going on with the turf. If you have any questions, feel free to call at any time.

Turf Transition

At nighttime, low temperatures in the Valley start to rise up to the 60’s, which makes the Bermuda grass grow. As daytime temperatures rise up to the 90’s, the grass will begin to recede. It is during the transition period where both types of grass compete for space and water. The transition from Rye grass to Bermuda grass is a gradual process that lasts from the beginning of April and to the end of May. All grass should be converted into Bermuda grass by the beginning of June.

Expect to see changes in the turf during this transition period. Watering should be monitored to ensure that the Bermuda grass starts growing in. As the Rye grass dies off, the turf may appear off color or yellow and there may be some areas that appear dry. This is a temporary condition that improves as the Bermuda grass fills in. Once the Bermuda starts filling in, the water should be increased and fertilizer should be applied for healthy turf.

Stay tuned for the next blog post, it will focus on fertilization. If you would like a FREE bid and want your lawn to look like this…

Give Sunny Mesa Landscaping a call 480-832-3504.


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