Planting Grass Seed in New Mexico

by Dallas Piscopo

Towards the south of New Mexico where elevations are lower and the climate is warmer and dryer, conditions are suited better for a warm-season grass like bermudagrass. Bermudagrass has fairly drought  and really good heat tolerant properties and can always be over-seeding with perennial ryegrass in the fall to maintain a lush green lawn for the entire year.

As for the cooler climates of New Mexico toward the north, over varieties may be more suitable.

Click on one of the grasses for planting details and then visit the Planting Grass Seed page for detailed instructions on how to correctly prepare your soil and plant your grass seed for your lawn. 

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Cida March 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

Mow off the grass and weeds. If you are allowed, burn off the riudese (helps eliminate weed seeds). If not, rake up the riudese. Hoe the plot (good SHARP hoe), cutting deep enough to cut off the grass and weed crowns. Turn the plot with a shovel. You can turn it twice with a shovel and have it pretty well broken up. Remove any root clumps and plant crowns in the process. This process should not take longer than 3 or 4 hours, much less if you have help, 20 X 20 feet is not very big.Apply lime and 3 inches of organic matter. Turn the soil twice more, and you are done for the winter.experience

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Dallas Piscopo April 17, 2012 at 4:41 am

Thanks for the tips!

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