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Bermuda grass needs water during winter

Bermuda grass needs water during winter

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Garden Sage

Bermuda grass is a tough plant that will do well in the desert if given the right care.

Q: My bermuda grass is becoming dormant. I read an article some time ago that suggests that during winter months one should water the grass about once every 14 days. This will supposedly keep the roots alive. Do you agree with this or do you have another suggestion?

A: Yes, I agree. Even though bermuda grass is dormant during the winter it still requires irrigation (½ inch every two to three weeks) to keep the soil moist and prevent winter desiccation. Of course winter rains may cover this so it would be wise to monitor the situation so as not to overwater.

Peter L. Warren is the urban horticulture agent for the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona. Questions and photos may be emailed to tucsongardensage@gmail.com


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