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experience with dormant sod?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mark2, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Does anyone have experience with dormant bermuda sod.
    This is North GA and we have allready had a light frost. I have a customer that needs a lot of bermuda sod. I want to tell them to wait till spring but we would really like to get it down soon.
    What do you think? Too much gamble or go for it?
  2. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    I would say go for it mate. (Not realy knowing your climate n conditions)

    I did an Install of 200 sqaure meters of Sir Walter Bufalo in the middle of our winter and it took 12 weeks for it to root in.
    It will look a little howz it goin for a while but if you think you can keep it alive till it sends the roots down (Is the area irrigated?) go for it.
  3. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    There's irrigation. How would Feb. do? Bermuda usually greens up around April.
  4. HacMan91

    HacMan91 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Around here when you buy dormant bermuda it has been overseeded with rye. We will have green bermuda till about the 1st week of Nov.
  5. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 458

    Weeds will be a problem next spring. If you have an option install annual rye now and Bermuda Sod in the spring it really is better to wait if you can

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