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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 205mx, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I had a client today ask how to keep her bermuda grass green on through most of the winter, what do I do to help this? I was thinking of spreading bermuda this spring and then Rygrass overseeding in the fall? Any input would be great.

    Sorry for all the grass threads. Tired of "compare this mower to this mower / stihl gas cap" type threads

  2. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Ryegrass would be your answer.
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  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,061

    Sure, why not overseed with rye? But I am no where near bermuda country. And perhaps I am thinking..it is just too cold to overseed where you are located.

    Experienced overseeders: at what temp is it time to begin?

    205: have you considered a lawn colorant?
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 3,974

    overseeding with rye in the fall would be the answer. Do a search and read. No way to keep bermuda active all year where you are.
  5. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Messages: 164

    There is a down side to overseeding. The rye competes for nutrients and causes a slow green up come spring. The Bermuda can suffer. Golf courses do it, but generally kill off the rye with atrazine. Not many homeowners are willing to go through this.
  6. Brett's Lawn Care

    Brett's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    The eye dies out in my bernuda yards when it starts getting hot. The bermuda seems to take over and stay green until te cool weather comes back and then the ryegrass comes back. It a nice cycle with perineal rye, overseeing is not required every year. That's what I do on my high end yards that care. Some prefer to have their lawn sprayed to avoid mixed grasses for part of the season so make sure the customer is okay with rye mixed into te Bermuda
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  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    rye grass for a nice lush lawn all winter like down here in AZ. Some will go so far as to dye the browned out bermuda in the winter. Since my wife does the mowing, I vote for overseed with Rye Oct. of each year.

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