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LAWNS: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES [continued]

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Ch. 12, pg. 49

[Schedules: bermudagrass | buffalograss | fescue and ryegrass | bluegrass | overseed ryegrass | augustine | tall fescue | zoysia ]

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR TALL FESCUE AND PERENNIAL RYEGRASSTop

HIGH ELEVATION
(FLAGSTAFF, SHOW LOW, ST. JOHNS, PRESCOTT)

  MONTH  
ACTIVITY J F M A M J J A S O N D REMARKS
Seeding               X         August 15 - 30, July 15 - August 10, Flagstaff
Sodding       X         X X     Rarely established by sod. Occasionally TF available as a netted sod. Fall is preferred time.
Fertilizing       X X       X X     September and October = 1.0 lb. -N- per 1000 ft2
April and May = 1/2 lb. -N- per 1000 ft 2
Dethatch/Aerify         O X
O
    X
O
      Rarely needs dethatching.
X = Dethatch, follow with reseeding.
O = Aerification, September preferred. April or May.
Pre-emergent weed control       X         X       April = summer annual weed control.
September = winter annual weed control.
Water
(inches per week)
    1/4 3/8 3/8
to
1/2
3/4
to
1-1/4
1
to
1 1/2
1
to
1 1/2
1
to
1 1/4
3/4
to
1
3/8   Flagstaff
    3/8 1/2 1/2
to
3/4
1 1/4
to
1 1/2
1 1/4
to
1 1/2
1 1/4
to
1 1/2
1
to
1 1/4
3/4
to
1
3/8
to
1/2
  Other


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