Winter Bermuda

Warm season grasses like Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede & Paspalum
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rhanna
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Location: Nashville
Grass Type: Riviera Bermuda
Lawn Size: 8000 sq ft
Mower: TruCut H20 and Honda rotary

Winter Bermuda

Post by rhanna » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:00 pm

Calm down, I'm not talking about a new variety of Bermuda. I'm asking about what members do in the winter time when their lawn is brown and how do you keep the Bermuda outside and not all over the carpet.

Mow real low? 1/2 inch. 1 inch. I wonder if members with really nice reel cut lawns have this problem.
seed rye grass?

Movingshrub
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Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:31 am
Location: Huntsville, AL
Grass Type: TifTuf Bermuda
Lawn Size: 13,000 SQFT
Mower: Honda Rotary

Re: Winter Bermuda

Post by Movingshrub » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:58 pm

Wipe your shoes before coming in the door?

Overseeding sounds like a contender as well.

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Teej
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Location: SoCal
Grass Type: Common Bermuda
Lawn Size: 3000 sq. ft.
Mower: Earthwise Reel & Toro Rotary

Re: Winter Bermuda

Post by Teej » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Just weed control in the winter.

SWB
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Location: Knoxville TN
Grass Type: bermuda
Lawn Size: 2 acres
Mower: Exmark Turf Tracer

Re: Winter Bermuda

Post by SWB » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:28 pm

Our dogs used to roll in the dormant bermuda and in spite of our best efforts to get it off of them before they got to the house we had grass everywhere inside.
This is the first time I’ve ever sowed winter rye. I planted about 10k sqft.....large enough so the dogs could take care of their business and we could enjoy the fire pit without walking through mud.
The only disadvantage for me is it grows like crazy and I’m mowing in January.

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Dangerlawn
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Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:56 am
Location: Amarillo TX
Grass Type: Bermuda - La Prima
Lawn Size: 6,000 sq ft
Mower: Toro Greensmaster 1000

Re: Winter Bermuda

Post by Dangerlawn » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:09 pm

^^^ that looks AMAZING!! I can't wait to try seeding rye next year

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I cut mine really low at 0.5 inches and then hit it a few times with a rotary at 1.5 inches just to suck up as much of the cut grass as possible. I do the same once leaves fall. I have to haul off a ton of dead material when I do this, but it's worth it for me.

Looks like this after:

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TalonII
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Location: South Louisiana
Grass Type: Bermuda
Lawn Size: 15,000 Sqft
Mower: 21" Husqvarna Self-Propelled

Re: Winter Bermuda

Post by TalonII » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Mine still hasn’t gone completely dormant. Just real slow growth. I just had to cut this weekend.

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