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Ch. 12, pp. 1 - 56


Producing quality lawns in the southwest can be challenging. In low elevations (3500 feet and less), warm-season turfgrasses are dominate in lawns. During the fall and winter over seeding with ryegrass, a cool-season grass can be grown to have a green lawn year around. In high elevation locations (6000 feet and above), cool-season turfgrasses are dominant in lawns. In mid elevation areas (3500 to 6000 feet elevation), known as the transition zone, either warm-season or cool-season grasses can be planted. This means that the climate can be hostile to either type of turfgrass during different parts of the year. However, with proper cultural practices, a good lawn can be established and maintained.

Chapter 12 Index:

Growth Characteristic of Turfgrasses
[ Warm Season| Cool Season ]

Vegetative Key to Seven Turf Grasses

Seed Versus Sod

Preparation for Planting Turf

[ Seeding| Installation Tips | Plugging ]

[ Irrigation| New Lawn | Fertilization | Renovating | Mowing | Mowing Heights | Dethatching | Aeration | Weed ]

Maintenance Schedules
[ Bermudagrass| Buffalograss | Fescue and Ryegrass| Bluegrass | Overseed Ryegrass| Augustine | Tall Fescue| Zoysia ]

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