Do You Need to Overseed Your Lawn?
10 Reasons to Skip that Winter Lawn
If you’re looking for a reason not to overseed, this list will help!
No need to scalp the lawn, prepare the seedbed, seed, water, or mow.
Over 8,000 gallons of water can be saved for every 1,000 square feet of grass each season. Dormant Bermuda only needs to be watered once a month from November to February – even less if we get winter rain.
Preserve Water Quality
Less fertilizers and pesticides will be needed. Much of our water pollution comes from runoff of these products from urban landscapes.
Save on the cost of *seed, labor, water, and gasoline. Wastewater rates are also often determined by your winter water usage and, if you use more water in the winter, your utility bill wastewater rates will be higher the rest of the year.
Save Landfill Space
Scalping Bermuda grass creates a great deal of waste for the landfills. Ryegrass clippings can create additional waste all winter and spring.
Save the Air
Gasoline mowers and other lawn equipment can contribute to air pollution and the scalping process releases dust and other particles into the air.
Decrease Noise Pollution
Mowers, weed whackers, and leaf blowers have become a source of noise in many neighborhoods.
Problems with seed germination, fertilizers, diseases, and irrigation are all common when planting a winter lawn.
Set an Example
We live in a desert and this is an opportunity to demonstrate your community leadership with a responsible outlook towards our water supply.
And the number one reason not to plant a winter lawn…
Give Your Bermuda a Break!
Overseeding can be stressful for your Bermuda grass. Scalping before dormancy doesn’t allow for adequate storage of energy in the roots. In the spring, the Rye also competes with Bermuda, creating additional turf stress.
*National Seed Shortage – prices for Perennial Ryegrass forecasted to increase potentially doubling cost.
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