South Carolina Lawns

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bmackail, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. bmackail

    bmackail LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey all,
    I was wondering if anyone mows lawns in South Carolina? My questions is, the weather changes here a bit, but does not freeze. What is the best way to keep the lawns nice and green and ready to mow in the colder months? Any help would be great.
  2. jequigle

    jequigle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    One way to keep lawns green and growing throughout the winter months is to overseed with a cool season grass. Then come March you would have to overseed again with a warm season grass. I know my grass goes dormant here in the winter months and they turn off the sprinkler system..
  3. Rednekdaddy

    Rednekdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I live in South Carolina between Columbia SC and Charlotte NC. It sure freezes here. My yard goes dormant around the start of Nov. until the middle of March.
  4. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,400

    All of the lawns I mow on the coast go dormant during the winter months.
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  5. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,038

    If you throw fertilze at it say 150lbs of 32-0-0 with iron and let it get taller (4")would it not stay green there????? we keep bermuda green all year here why not there???? its warmer ?? We just did a fert and will do it again in late October. also you may try to dye it if its just the green your looking for. if not why not?
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,277

    No amount of fertilizer will keep a species of grass from going dormant when it reaches its lower temperature threshold. Overseeding with ANNUAL Rye is about as close as you can get to year round color. :usflag:
  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks pretty fake tho when all the other properties are dormant.
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  8. Penncare

    Penncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    I advise installation of turf heaters and you too can have a yard that looks green all winter. Also if I am going to color my grass I use only the best Behr super supreme green and use one sun lamp per 20 square feet to dry it and the good thing is come spring if you get it the right thickness you can peel it off. But If you don't want to go the fantasy route, annual rye over seeding gives the best results typically.

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