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Old 07-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by ReddensLawnCare View Post
Bermuda and other warm season turfs have shallow roots, while fescue should have deep roots. Does that help? You should water infrequently and heavily
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/a...s/bermuda.html
The frequency of irrigation is dependent on water use rate and soil type. Clay soils, for example, hold more water than sandy soils and, consequently, require less frequent irrigations. The depth of the rootzone also influences the frequency of irrigations. Bermudagrass roots can grow to a depth of six feet or more depending on soil profile characteristics. However, the majority of the root system, 80% or more, is found in the top 6 inches of soil. Where roots extend several feet into the soil, thorough and infrequent irrigation produces the most drought tolerant turf. Light, frequent irrigations such as practiced on golf greens produce shallow-rooted grass that shows drought stress very rapidly.
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