Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) may be used to overseed dormant bermudagrass lawns. They provide a green cover during the winter when this warm-season grass goes dormant and turns brown after frost. Alternatively, they can be used as a winter cover to help prevent erosion on new lawn areas where the permanent grass has not yet been planted. Keep in mind that overseeding may even retard the bermudagrass unless it is managed correctly in the spring because the ryegrass competes for moisture, sunlight, and nutrients. An established winter lawn requires the same maintenance as a permanent lawn. Mow when the grass is tall enough to cut, about 1 to 2 inches. Thereafter, mow to 1- to 1½-inches tall whenever the grass reaches a height of 2 to 2½ inches.
Make sure the mower blade is sharp to prevent ripping the ryegrass blades. If the ryegrass is properly fertilized, weekly mowing may be necessary. Ryegrass normally dies out in late spring, but if cool weather prevails, it can become persistent. To discourage the ryegrass, fertilizer applications should be made no later than mid-to late January. If possible, allow the lawn to remain on the dry side. This will stress the ryegrass and allow the transition back to warm-season turfgrass. However, do not allow the permanent grass to suffer from a lack of water at this time. In the spring, mow the ryegrass down to one-inch in height, which will weaken it and allow the permanent grass to rejuvenate. Be sure to not scalp the permanent lawn as this could also cause a delay in transition (i.e., green up in the spring). When the permanent grass resumes growth, begin regular maintenance, especially fertilization.
|Tifgreen 328||Tifway 419|
|Tifgreen has a very fine texture and a bright green color. This variety was originally developed for use on golf course greens and is your best choice if you prefer a highly manicured appearance. Tifgreen is still used on some golf greens, but it also makes an excellent choice for fairways and home lawns. Tifgreen can be mowed with a sharp rotary mower, however, we recommend a reel mower for best results.||Tifway is used on more professional sports fields and golf courses than any other bermudagrass variety. Tifway has extraordinary durability combined with a dark green, medium-fine texture. Tifway 419 is a great choice for home lawns, sports fields, and golf fairways. Tifway can be mowed with a sharp rotary motor, or a reel mower can be used for a more manicured look.|
|Texture: Very fine||Texture: Fine|
|Color: Bright-green||Color: Dark-green|
|Damage recovery: Fair||Damage recovery: Very good|
|Shade tolerance: Poor||Shade tolerance: Poor|
|Salinity tolerance: Moderate||Salinity tolerance: Moderate|
|Drought tolerance: Fair||Drought tolerance: Very Good|
|Mowing height: 1/4″ to 3/4″||Mowing height: 1/2″ to 1 1/2″|
|Recommended Mower type: Reel or sharp rotary||Recommended Mower type: Reel or sharp rotary|
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Please place your order at least 48 hrs in advance of the day you would like your order delivered to insure your delivery date.
During peak season up to 5 days notice is required for delivery
Turf-grass is a perishable product. It does have to be Installed the same day it is delivered. If the turf-grass goes bad you will still be charged for it. The turf-grass will have to be reordered & you will be responsible for this payment too.
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