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  Bermuda Grass vs Rye Grass in the Spring

Do you have a lawn that was overseeded with winter rye? It’s getting close to transition time from rye to Bermuda grass. But, viagra generic with the weather going from hot to cold to hot again, your rye grass lawn may still be growing. Here’s what you can do to keep it green for a little longer. Or,the other option is to speed up the transition process to Bermuda grass. Thanks to the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association for the below tips.

We are quickly approaching that number, you know, the one that represents what we will be dealing with for the next five months: 100. One hundred degrees is right around the corner and when that temperature arrives, our beautiful green, winter rye grass lawn says, “wow, I don’t like this,” and begins to brown out. But it is actually a good thing since we want our summer turf grass, Burmuda grass, to have a full 100 days of non-competing days to grow. In cooler springs, rye grass can linger, not allowing Bermuda grass access to light and resources like water and nutrients necessary to push out of winter dormancy.  Here are a few tricks to either keeping your rye grass green a bit longer, perhaps in shaded areas, or how to encourage it to spontaneously combust, like it might do at 105 degrees:

Hold on to rye grass a bit longer…

  • Raise mowing height in shaded areas, which reduces stress
  • Water more frequently, not the most sustainable practice, but it may help for a few weeks
  • Turf paint- your neighbors will never know

Come on Bermuda grass…

  • Reduce irrigation, causing rye grass to burn out faster
  • Drop mowing height, stressing rye grass once again
  • Fertilize with a quick release nitrogen
  • Use chemical burn-down products (applied by a licensed pesticide applicator) to chemically remove the rye grass

Remember, if you want to maintain healthy Bermuda grass, it is important to have a full growing season without rye grass in the picture. If you look at when the overseeding process begins in the fall (i.e. irrigation reduction and final drop of mow height prior to overseeding,) count back 100 days and that is the time you want to make sure to have the rye grass out of the picture. Wishing you happy and successful turf transitioning over the next month!

Rye grass brown out in late spring

April 14th is National Pecan Day. Here is an easy four-ingredient pecan recipe for you to try.

Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies

If you love quick and easy treats, these 4-ingredient Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies are for YOU!  No mixer, no chilling, this “cookie dough” is ready to go in just seconds and the cookies bake up to ooey gooey perfection.

One thing to note is that how the cookies look going in is how they will look coming out. If you want your cookies flat, make sure to shape them into discs before placing on the cookie sheet. If you want them in mounds, you can drop them straight from the cookie scoop.

Another great thing about these cookies is that there is no flour, no eggs, no butter – making them gluten-free and easy to make using ingredients straight from your pantry!


1 14 oz bag sweetened coconut flakes
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop out dough with a cookie scoop and shape into discs. Pat the tops flat. Rinse hands frequently to keep them from getting sticky.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to turn golden brown.
Let cool on baking sheet.
Store cookies in an airtight container.

Recipe from momontimeout

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