Establishing turfgrass properly is critical to ensuring it will develop into a healthy, vigorous lawn.These topics outline several methods to consider when establishing a new turfgrass lawn.
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Plug Establishment is a vegetative method for propagating laterally growing turfgrasses.
Recommendations for establishing a turfgrass from seed uses the term pure live seed (PLS) within the seeding rate. Although many homeowners are not aware of the PLS term, PLS can really affect turfgrass establishment success.
Several turfgrass species for home lawns can be established through seed. Following the proper steps to prepare a site can help avoid issues that are more difficult to manage during grow-in or once the turfgrass is established.
Several turfgrass species for home lawns can be established through sod. Following the proper steps during establishment can help one avoid issues that are more difficult to manage after the turfgrass is established.
Sprigging involves planting vegetative pieces, such as stolons (aboveground stems) and rhizomes (underground stems), of a desired grass into the soil. These vegetative pieces will root and grow together to establish a lawn.
Warm-season turfgrasses go dormant with sustained cooler temperatures from late fall to early spring. To some homeowners this change in leaf color is unsightly, so they choose to seed a cool-season turgrass within the warm-season turfgrass canopy.