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    Sod and Grass tips for the Southwest

    Everyone wants a perfect looking lawn including myself. Here are my tips for making folks say "Wow look at that lawn"!

    When laying down sod or seed wait at least 2-3 weeks before fertilizing. Try Scotts Lawn Fertilizer. In the southwest we get lots of hot dry summer months. Water is essential for a spectacular green lawn.

    You should fertilize your sod/lawn once in the spring, once in the summer and once just before winter.

    If you have fescue grass fertilize once or twice more during the winter months.

    Use a good all purpose lawn fertilizer, analysis of about 16-8-8 will work great or try Lawn Fertilizer You can also purchase Helena's 16-8-8 at Color Your World Nursery.




    Weeds! Those awful weeds that seem to always popup in your lawn right around early spring. Use Fertilome "Weed-Out Plus". This Kills Dandelions, Clover, Crabgrass, Nutsedge, Chickweed, Spurge and many other Lawn Weeds. Ask for it at your friendly local nursery. It really does work!

    Remember that Bermuda sod or grass will go into dormancy during the winter months. It likes FULL SUN. Therefore less water and maintenance. It will not grow underneath a large tree that provides lots of shade.

    Bermuda sod, zoysia and buffalo grasses do well in the southwestern areas. So does tall fescue but it needs more watering and maintenance. Buffalo grass is available in seed form only.

    Fescue Sod will stay GREEN year round, but needs more watering and maintenance. This type of sod can tolerate shade. It will cost more than most other varities of bermuda seed or sod. Fescue will not re-grow itself. If it dies on one spot it will look bare unless you re-sod or re-seed and it will not spread.

    There are other types of sod that can be bought at Color Your World Nurseries. If you live in the Las Cruces area give us a call at: 521-0496

    Bermuda grasses have many uses, and is what most folks use throughout the southwest. Below are varities and descriptions.

    Bermuda-Tifton > Lawns-Commercial-Fields >Coarse & blends with common bermuda
    Bermuda-Tifgreen 328 > Lawns-Commercial-Putting Greens >Blades are fine, low growing
    Bermuda Tifway 419 > Lawns-Commercial-Fairways >Medium Blades
    Bermuda Santa Ana > Lawns-Commercial-Fields >Medium Blades
    Bermuda Texturf 10 > Mostly Home Lawns >Coarse Blades
    Fescue Advantage > Lawns-Commercial >Tolerates shade >Medium Blades
    Bermuda Overseeded > Lawns-Commercial >Medium to fine Blades

     


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    Why is your neighbors lawn looking better than yours year after year? Because he probably uses lawn winterizer. Winterizer works on root development which will in turn make your lawn much thicker and greener when spring time comes around. Late fall and winter are the best times to apply winterizer try it today... Lawn Winterizer







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