Niche Applications of Warm-Season Grasses in the Northern Tier of the Transition Zone

March 27th, 2018 3:34pm CDT

Education Points: 0.2

Cool-season turf growth slows during the summer in the Mid-Atlantic and northern tier of the transition zone due to summer stresses such as high soil and air temperatures. Cool-season grasses are also susceptible to summer diseases that require frequent fungicide use to maintain turfgrass integrity. Traffic tolerance and slow recovery from stress can be challenges.