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Too Late To Apply Winterizer?


LawnSite Member

It's December 4th, and here in south metro-Atlanta, Georgia, the temperatures have been steadily in the 50s. My bermudagrass lawn has almost completely gone dormant and is mostly yellow.

Is it too late to apply winterizer? My lawn, now pretty much dormant, may not gain any immediate benefits, but, will winterizing help with getting greener and healthier lawn in the spring?

Thank you,


John B Laidlaw

LawnSite Member
Bethlehem, PA
Don't bother to winterizing bermuda grass. If you want to you can over seed with an annual rye and once that emerges you can lightly fertilize. To perform this can be a bit labor intensive. Dethatch the bermuda and remove debris. Overseed with an annual rye then top dress with an organic material such as mushroom soil. Annual rye will die out next year when the heat kicks in. Your lawn will be green all winter. I did this extensively out west as a service for my bermuda, zoysia, and St Augustine type turf lawns.