Preparing your landscape for Arizona Winter
- Determine whether you will plant a winter lawn, or allow your Bermuda grass to go dormant.
- If you'd like to have a winter lawn, read this post about over seeding with rye grass.
- If you've decided to let your Bermuda grass go dormant for the winter, there are a few other things you'll need to do to prepare for winter.
- Aerate your lawn in September or October, to promote healthy air circulation through the winter months.
- DO NOT SCALP YOUR BERMUDA GRASS UNLESS YOU PLAN TO OVER SEED.
- Use a fertilizer designed for use in Arizona, with Bermuda grass.
- Pay attention to weather, and cover your plants with sheets or plastic bags if there is a freeze expected. Most plants native to Arizona do not handle frost well.