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Overseeding: Planting the Seeds of Spectacular Winter Golf

By News From We-Ko-Pa, We-Ko-Blog

Mild winter temperatures draw visitors to the Valley of the Sun in droves. And thanks to the hard work of the golf course maintenance team, a green blanket of ryegrass is waiting for them.

In the deserts of the Southwest, as well as other Southern regions, bermudagrass goes dormant as the nighttime temperatures dip below 50 degrees. Almost overnight, the turf turns brown and to the uninformed eye, looks dead. But like the hard-to-kill horror movie villain, it comes back with a vengeance the next summer. In the meantime, it’s not a very appealing surface for golf.

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