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Tif 419 Bermuda in Texas

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jason72g, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    Some of y'all need to do an experiment. Cut your grass at two different heights. I can almost guarantee the shorter cut turf will need to be irrigated first.
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for clearing that up fellas'

    So with that in mind, keeping Bermuda taller during periods of little to no rain has little to no effect on plant drought tolerance. I'm sure there is a limit to this.
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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have that exact experiment at my home now.

    The taller Bermuda in the rear/sides is about to go dormant, on top of it it looks worse cut taller (but better than it would look cut with my reel due to terrain).
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  4. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    How long have you been conducting this experiment?
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's not really an experiment, it's just two different heights of Bermuda the receive equal water. They happen to be right next to each other.
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  6. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    I agree, raising the mowing height after drought has set in will make little difference.

    Let's talk about the difference in water requirements between turf maintained at 3/4" and 2".
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what I'm saying, my below 1" turf is right next to 3" Bermuda, same water and the shorter turf is doing better. Not only is it healthier but it's thicker.
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  8. Oh snap
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  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll get a picture of it tomorrow.
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  10. Double snap
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