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Dormant Ky Bluegrass

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by beaglegun, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. beaglegun

    beaglegun LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Is there anyway I can bring Ky bluegrass turf out of dormancy faster? Will nitrogen do it?
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    You need heat and sun light.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Soil Temps need to be above 60 degrees.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Spread compost to help absorb solar rays and turn on the water to soak it good.
    How deep did the frost go into the ground in your area this year?
  6. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Six to eight feet. December and January were very cold. -40 to -50 below at a landscape job site I started last fall. Also a lot of snow. Snow pack is 160% above average. Wolf Creek Ski Resort - 40 miles away has over 30 feet of snow. Really good chance of having some serious flooding this year.
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Global Warming I guess. Send those stats to Al Gore.
  8. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Actually, in this part of Colorado, those conditions used to be the norm. You go 15 years or more of drought and it screws up the 30 year average. Winters like this make the new comers from warmer climates move back. A lot of people move here but end up moving because they can't stand the winters.

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