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LAWNS: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES [continued]

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Ch. 12, pg. 56

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

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR ZOYSIA TURFGRASSTop

LOW ELEVATION - DESERT

  MONTH  
ACTIVITY J F M A M J J A S O N D REMARKS
Seeding           X X           Korean Lawngrass (Zoysia japonica). Not much seed commercially available. June.
Sodding           X X X         "Amazon Grass" plugs or sod. June 1 - Aug. 15 only for sod. June 1- June 30 only fro plugs.
Fertilizing         1/4 1/2 1 1/2 1/4       Lbs. of -N- per 1000 ft2
Dethatch/Aerify           X             Slowto regrow, heavy thatch producer. Do not overseed. June 1 - June 30 only. Follow with fertilizer.
Pre-emergent weed control   X X             X X   Summer weeds = Feb. 15 - March 5.
Winter weeds = Oct. 15 - Nov. 15.
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 25%, unless tree root competition is evident.



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