Desert life is unique on many levels, enduring scorching hot summers, raging haboobs, and temperature drops of 30 degrees or more from day to night. We’re a hardy bunch, and the landscape that surrounds our houses has to be as well, including the green lawns that many of us enjoy year-round. There are two trains of thought about grass in the winter, however; some like that lush green to last year-round and resort to winter rye when the blessed relief of winter arrives, while others prefer to let their lawns go dormant, enjoying a break from chores. In any case, keeping your lawn healthy through the Arizona winter is important, and this guide will ensure your lawn thrives through the beginning of this new decade!
Keeping this emerald green grass healthy is easy; simply water every three to seven days (less if the winter has been a wet one, more if it has been dry). Fertilize once at the beginning and again when it’s time for your spring lawn to leave dormancy. There’s no extra work involved!
Your Dormant Bermuda
We have a tendency to forget about the grass if we aren’t out there tending to it on a daily basis, and for grass that has gone dormant in the winter, that can potentially be a bad thing. Keeping the weeds away, watching for fungus in the rainier times, and fertilizing at least once during the off season will breed a lawn that is ripe and lush when the warmer days arrive. (And you know they will be here sooner than you are ready for; we live in the desert after all!)
As spring approaches, it is the perfect time to aerate your lawn. The hard, compact soil needs to be “opened up.” This is easily done with the use of an aerating tool, an old-fashioned pitchfork and some elbow grease, or by the landscapers you have hired because you know you don’t see yourself out there putting holes in your ground!
New Image Landscape and Pools Can Help Your Arizona Winter
Let’s be honest, very few people enjoy working on their lawns, and winter is the one time of year we all enjoy taking a break. Give us a call today and let us help you keep your lawn healthy every season of the year, but especially during an Arizona winter!