HANDOUTS: “Low-Maintenance Grasses for Revegetating Disturbed Areas and Lawns” “Grass Varieties”
Warm seasons green up about mid-June to early July, then go dormant when run out of water. Will revive, green up and grow whenever more water is available. Irrigation during dry season will keep them green.
HANDOUT: “Seeding a New Lawn”
SEE “HOMESCAPING” KIT
If using Roundup let weeds get some growth, then treat. Allow 7-10 days for weed kill. May need to repeat.
Greenmaster Lawn Fertilizer (Jerdens) has 4% Fe and 7% S.
Must keep damp until seedlings are established. If seed dries for even an hour after it sprouts it will die – until root can absorb moisture. Even after rooted top ¼-1/2” of soil will dry very quickly warm, dry wind. Must use mulch – wet down Oat straw Planted oats as cover crop Burlap (not treated – green) Shredded paper Cottonseed hulls Dried grass clippings Divide seed into two buckets– see if half done when first bucket is empty
HANDOUTS: “Turf Maintenance” “Quick Tips For A Good Lawn”
Quick release N causes flush of top growth which is bright green but weak, and susceptible to disease and insect damage. Leaving clippings Add OM and return nutrients Reduces fertilization needs Have to mow sooner Best all around herbicide – Confront Post emergent
HANDOUTS: “Keep Ahead of Lawn Drought”
Compost topdressing – moisture and heat increases microbial activity which breaks down thatch.
TURF Bill Taylor Weston County Extension University of Wyoming The University of Wyoming, United States Department of Agriculture, and Weston County Extension Office cooperate