Cool and tropical lawns need year-round care & nbsp;
By Emil Halasted
K-State Research and Extension News Writer
Manhattan – It can be difficult to maintain a healthy indoor grass for those who are unfamiliar with fruit and vegetable care. Ward Upham, a horticulturalist at Kansas State University, shares his advice for maintaining healthy grass in Kansas.
“We are living in a warmer transition zone to grow grass, which is a great season,” said Upham.
Some examples are fescue and Kentucky bluegrass, which are great seasonal grasses. And Bermudagras, Zoisia and buffalo grass, they are summer grass.
Although buffalograss may not always grow well in Kansas, it is one of the most popular grass species in the state, with its high fescue Upham.
“Buffalograss has become very popular in recent years due to its low maintenance,” said Upham.
Upham has given some tips and things to look for in the lawn, in the fall, winter, spring and next summer.
- Prepare grass for winter in early September and early November.
- In case of large weeds, spray them in late October. Do not treat on water at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit and do not water within 24 hours.
- If you need to fill in the blanks during the fall, winter is the time to control sleep.
- Vacation in low grass lawns from December to February can be effective for winter grass.
- Crabgrass protection can be applied from April 1 to April 15.
- Crab grasses need to be watered in order to work, that is, the product must be washed in the ground by rain or water.
- If large weeds are still a problem in the spring, site treatment may be helpful.
- June is a good time to cultivate grass.
- The end of July to August is the best time to take action against an underground killer.
“Summer is very difficult for winter-winter grasses because summer grasses are not tolerant of heat or humidity,” said Uppham.
He added that he may be a lawn caretaker in Kansas, but K-State Research and Extension provides many useful publications, and answers to questions from experts.