You are here:Home-Lawn-Growing Summer Bermuda Grass in Late June in Phoenix Arizona

Growing Summer Bermuda Grass in Late June in Phoenix Arizona

Growing Summer Bermuda Grass in late June in Phoenix Arizona

Unfortunately, I let my winter rye grass hang around until June 30th this year. Oops! This blog will explain how I transformed my terrible summer lawn into a pretty decent looking one. If you find yourself in this predicament, maybe my documentation will help guide you. I started this project June 30th, and I am looking great on July 31st.

This is what my lawn started like on June 27th

On June 30th, my first step was to borrow a gas powered mower, and cut with the mower on the lowest setting. AKA: I put the blade as close to the ground as possible. I bagged all of the grass. If your lawn hasnt been air raided in the past year or so, I recommend doing that first. I do mine every winter, so it was unnecessary. Here are the results of the mowing.

 

Next I employed the help of a fertilizer called Turf Royale ($25 for 50lb bag). I waited until dusk on June 30th, and fertilized the entire yard. Then, I immediately watered for 15 minutes on each zone.

For the next 4 days I watered at 5AM for 15 minutes on all zones. On July 4th, this is what my lawn looked like.

On July 4th (4 days in), I switched my sprinklers to every other day instead of every day. Still keeping them at 15 minutes per at 5AM. I kept this setting for a week and a half. On July 8th, this is what my lawn looked like.

On July 14th (about 2 weeks in), I turned my sprinklers to 8 minutes a zone, 3 days a week. Keep in mind I let the grass grow for a month, and it was about 6 to 8 inches high! But what this does is trap the moisture in the ground, and gets the grass nice and green. Finally on July 31st, I mowed the lawn placing the blade on the highest setting, or furthest from the ground. Here are the results.

After mowing the lawn on July 31st, I fertilized again with the Turf Royale. After fertilizing, I immediately watered the grass for 15 minutes a zone. After completion I shut off the water for a day, and switched the watering schedule to 8 minutes a zone, 3 days a week. This is where I will leave the water setting for the remaining of the summer.

By | 2017-04-17T23:27:03+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Lawn|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Leave A Comment