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LAWNS: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES [continued]

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Ch. 12, pp. 52 - 53

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

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR OVERSEED RYEGRASSTop

LOW ELEVATION - DESERT

  MONTH  
ACTIVITY J F M A M J J A S O N D REMARKS
Seeding                   X X   Oct. 10 - Nov. 10 is ideal for Phoenix.
Sodding X X X               X X Overseeded sod option. Ryegrass on top of bermudagrass sod.
Fertilizing 1/2 1 1 1/2             1/2 1/4 Lbs. of -N- per 1000 ft2
Use high phosphate fertilizer in Nov., Dec., and Jan.
Dethatch/Aerify                   X X   Light verticut for overseeding only.
Pre-emergent weed control   X X                   Spring annual weeds only.
Water
(inches per week)
1/2 1/2
to
3/4
5/8
to
7/8
7/8
to
1-1/4
1-1/4
to
1-3/4
        X X 1/2
to
3/4
X = light, frequent daily for germiniation.

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR ST. AUGUSTINE TURFGRASSTop

LOW ELEVATION - DESERT

  MONTH  
ACTIVITY J F M A M J J A S O N D REMARKS
Seeding           X X           Not much seed commercially available. Kill underlying bermuda first.
Sodding         X X X X         Not much sod commercially available. Kill underlying bermuda first.
Fertilizing       1/4 1/4
to
1/2
1/2 1/2
to
3/4
3/4 1/2       Lbs. of-N- per 1000 ft2
Dethatch/Aerify           X X X         Slow to recover.
May 15 - July 15th only.
Pre-emergent weed control   X X             X X   Oct. 15 - Nov. 15 for fall weeds.
Feb. 20 - March 5 for summer weeds.
Water
(inches per week)
      3/8 1/2
to
3/4
1-1/2
to
1-3/4
1-1/2
to
1-3/4
1-1/2
to
1-3/4
1-1/4
to
1-1/2
1
to
1-1/4
    In full sun same as bermudagrass. In shade, decrease by 20% unless tree root competition is evident.


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