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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kris, May 26, 2001.

  1. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    For you guys who come from parts of the world that have hot summers and mild winters... Do you ever overseed with cool-season grasses in the fall to keep the turf green almost all year,then, in late spring mow very low to reestablish the warm season grass?
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Did some last year, want to do more this year on selected properties. It's the only time I get to mow that pretty grass and make stripes!

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I live in ILL only get 6 months of mowing 2 months
    of mulching 4 months of car washin thats what i do in
    the winter months.
  4. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    It's called the "transition zone" and we overseed in the fall with a "transition blend" of both cool and warm season grasses.
  5. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Clarke...hey thats my winter job here in Indiana......nothing beats being wet in 0 degree temps...but hey I enjoy it..
  6. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I overseed some of my St Augustine grass accounts in November with Rye grass. It looks like I'm back up north until the heat of April/May kills it off and the St Augustine comes back.
  7. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    We do whatever the customer asks for. Some we overseed with rye, some get nothing, some get treated with a turf dye.

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