Cool vs. Warm Season Grasses
Warm Season Grasses:
Cool Season Grasses:
Macon / Warner Robins is on the lower edge of the “transition zone” – meaning, we live at the interface of cool/humid and warm/humid climatic zones. To the north in the cool/humid zone, cool season grasses thrive, e.g. bluegrass, bentgrass, fescue, and rye. On the lower end where we are, we grow more warm season grasses: bermuda, zoysia, centipede and St. Augustine. So, what is the difference between cool and warm season plants? Warm season grasses are C4 while cool season are C3 plants. They have different cavlin cycles. Meaning, there are differences in metabolic processes as well as the physical anatomy of the plant. As a result C4 plants are much more sensitive to frost and as such will typically go dormant in cold weather.In Macon / Warner Robins Georgia, cool season grasses can be used as a temporary overseed, but struggle to survive our summers. In my opinion, the cut-off line for growing Fescue grass is Atlanta. While overseeding is aesthetically pleasing, it requires extra fertilization and mowing when the grass would normally be dormant. Thanks for reading, check back soon for more lawn care updates or contact us for a quote www.liquidlawn.com/get-a-quote.
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