planning and growing sustainable cool season lawns

s in Middle Tennessee are predominantly blends of tall fescue a cool season turfgrass that with proper care will remain green and lush year-round Most landscape managers and home s from everything else: pests weeds and other types of grass Assuming the turf is

Choose The Right Grass Seed For Pennsylvania Lawns

Sep 07 2001Early fall is the best time to plant new lawns A turfgrass specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences offers tips for choosing seed The seed to use depends on whether you want to repair damaged areas or put in a new lawn says Peter Landschoot associate professor of turfgrass science

Best Grass Seed for North Carolina

Grasses used in North Carolina generally consists of warm season grasses such as: bermuda zoysia centipede and carpet grass is even used in shady wet areas of the state Warm-season grasses are green in the summer and become brown and dormant in the winter Warm-season grasses are adapted to the sandy soils of the North Carolina coastal plain and most of the piedmont


Cool-season turf species are those that have optimum growth at temperatures between 60 and 75F whereas warm-season turfgrasses have optimum growth between 80 and 95F By far the most commonly-grown species in North Carolina is the cool-season grass tall fescue followed by warm-season bermudagrass

FS102: Your Lawn and Its Care (Rutgers NJAES)

Situations including the establishment of a new lawn excessive rainfall or infertile soil may require additional low-rate applications of nitrogen for healthy growth during the growing season For a shady lawn limit the number of applications to one or possibly two per season only in the fall with N not to exceed a total of 2 pounds per

Lawn and s The benefits of a healthy attractive lawn are many and diverse Lawns prevent erosion provide cooling reduce dust and mud remove pollutants from the environment reduce glare absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen Lawns provide a safe comfortable space for


Cool-season turf species are those that have optimum growth at temperatures between 60 and 75F whereas warm-season turfgrasses have optimum growth between 80 and 95F By far the most commonly-grown species in North Carolina is the cool-season grass tall fescue followed by warm-season bermudagrass

Lawn Care Calendar for the Northeast

Jul 22 2019It's fine to let your grass go dormant during drought It'll turn brown but it'll stay alive and then will go green and start growing when the rains come again If you don't want a brown summer lawn select drought-tolerant types (such as buffalo grass) or plan on giving your lawn

Oklahoma Garden Planning Guide

These dates indicate planting times from southeast to northwest Oklahoma Specific climate and weather may influence planting dates For cool season vegetables the soil temperature at the depth where the seeds are planted should be at least 40F Table 1B Garden Planning Guide Warm Season

11 Turfgrass Water Requirements and Factors Affecting

Cool-Season Turfgrasses Commonly used cool-season turfgrasses in lawns sports fields parks grounds golf courses and roadsides include Festuca L Poa L Agrostis L and Lolium L Within the cool-season turfgrasses species vary in maximum ET rate ranging from 7 to 8 5 mm per day to more than 10 mm per day (Table 11 1)


Tall fescue is a standout drought-tolerant performer for cool-season turf areas as it boasts excellent heat- drought- and shade-tolerance for a cool-season grass It's the best option for those in the transition zone who want green turf in the wintertime when warm-season grasses go

Advice For Top Dressing Lawns

Core aeration can be done on warm season grass just as the grass begins growing and on cool season grass in late September through October Core aerators can be rented at many rental equipment stores One concern with aerating in spring is to ensure the soil doesn't dry out too much in the days following aeration

Best Grass for Your Lawn in North Texas and Other Tips

Personally I would rather have a second type of grass growing in areas where my primary grass won't grow than to have nature landscape (weeds) the area for me The #1 solution to weed control is not putting poisons in the soil but a thick healthy lawn that crowds out nature from replanting her weed seeds like she does in a thin unhealthy lawn

Pasture/Range Management

Determine if the plants are warm or cool season Cool season grasses grow in the spring and fall while warm season grasses grow in the heat of the summer Graze for short periods of time (7-10 days) and allow long re-growth periods (70-120 days) where the grass has time to recover with no grazing stress

5 Best Grass Seed to Buy for a Healthy and Green Lawn

FARMERS DAUGHTERS SEEDS have designed their tall fescue grass seed to grow into a low-maintenance lawn that has a high tolerance to heat So it is ideal for areas that experience a lot of sun as it is drought resistant Although Kentucky 31 has been specially adapted for the cool planting zones that are unique to the North-eastern states it also does very well in some warmer areas of the US

Yard and Mowing

May 29 2013The growth of cool-season grasses slows in summer and then picks up again in fall Fertilizing and irrigating the lawn on a regular basis promote turfgrass growth In spring it may be necessary to mow every four to five days possibly only once every one to two weeks in summer with more frequent mowing again in the fall

Planning a Garden

Cool-season vegetables originated in temperate climates and have their favorable growth period during the cool parts of the year Cool-season crops grow poorly in summer heat Though cool-season crops continue to grow well past the earliest freeze in the fall they should be started early enough to mature before hard freezes are expected

When to Plant Grass Seed in Your State

Jan 28 2013Grass seed germinates and grows best in dirt that is loose and not compacted Stepping on the soil could make it difficult for grass seed to take Secondly make sure there is plenty of water during the first few weeks of growing Finally to help the grass seed take quicker and grow stronger faster amend your soil

4 Ways to Grow Grass from Seeds

Mar 29 2019Most grasses are either cool season grasses or warm season grasses It's important to find out which kind of grass grows best where you live to ensure a healthy lawn all year round Cool season grasses prefer areas with cool summers and grow best in spring and fall when temperatures are between 60 and 75F (16–24C)

Fertilizing Established Cool

grass tall fescue and fineleaf fescue are common cool-season grasses By contrast warm-season grasses perform best in warmer climates and are less common in the Midwest except near the Ohio River valley These grasses thrive and grow when many cool-season varieties go dormant Zoysiagrass and bermudagrass are common warm-season species

Selecting a Lawn Grass

Wear tolerance is a measure of how well a grass continues to grow after being walked or played upon Heat stress eliminates most cool-season grasses as permanent Southern lawns with the exception of tall fescue in the upper Piedmont and Mountain regions (800 ft elevation) Creeping red fescue and Kentucky bluegrass may also grow at the upper

Turf Advice

Season-long growth suppression is required to maximize the benefits associated with PGRs The UNL Turf Program is continuing to research PGRs including the development of growing degree day (GDD) models to predict PGR performance Our PGR GDD Tracker program can help schedule PGR applications to cool-season putting greens

10 Raised Garden Bed Plans For A Year

Oct 01 2019When growing a pumpkin patch for Halloween decor use start sowing your seeds by the middle of summer depending on your hardiness zone 9 Winter Season Raised Garden Bed Plan There is a good number of vegetables that grows well in winter They tolerate light frost and can be harvested in the dead of winter with season extenders like raised beds mulch and a greenhouse

What Is Buffalo Grass

Apr 04 2018It is a warm season grass that goes brown and dormant in fall when cold temperatures arrive and only awakens in spring as the air and soil warm up Its busiest growing period is between May and September The plant forms a fine turf with bluish green color 8 to 10 inches high The blades are slightly curly and the flowers are both pistillate