Winter/Summer Turf Transition

Winter/Summer Turf Transition

All of the Rye has died off very quickly because the temperatures have shot up as high as 106 degrees.  The yellowing is the winter rye dying off and the dormant Bermuda has not “recovered” and become the dominant turf like it will in a couple of weeks.  Usually this process is a little slower and not noticed by the untrained eye because we do not shoot up as hot as we have gotten so quickly, usually a slower build up in temperatures.   I have been driving around daily making tweaks to the watering schedule and trying not to break the bank on water cost and we are also aerating all of the turf to get deeper watering into the Bermuda root zone.

Please insure we are very aware of the yellowing of turf situation and we simply need a little more time for the Bermuda turf to be healthy and growing again. I will update you my thoughts in one week after a little more time and watering of the Bermuda turf.  

Scott Murray, ProQual Landscaping

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Winter/Summer Turf Transition