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Old 09-09-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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I heard someone say this, when talking about grass, not really sure what it means?
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:35 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Dunno !! My grass is dead!! Dead!! Roasted and toasted all summer long!! It ain't sleepin'!!! Never heard of dormant grass!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: AZ
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I've never heard of it either until moving here. Apparently there are warm weather grasses that can handle "sleeping" in the hotter months because they have a good root system to sustain it. "Dormancy is the grass plant's natural response to survive periods of inadequate water".
How to Save Water with a Sleeping Lawn - wikiHow
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I heard someone say this, when talking about grass, not really sure what it means?
You'll see your grass go "dormant" in November. Turns a nice shade of brown for the winter.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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i was under the impression that all grass goes dormant in the winter...it goes into a sleep mode, if you will...it's in the dormant state when it's in brown...in the spring it comes out of the dormant state and starts turning green again...

i don't know if dormant is the right term to use for bermuda grass in extreme heat...but that is the grass we have...and it does go into a brown state when we are in water restrictions...it recovers from this state very quickly ... Friday was our watering day and it rained that day at our house...also rained on Saturday and today and our grass is looking very green instead of it's usual brown patches...
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Bermuda grass will go dormant and stay dormant longer than St Augustine. That's one of its defenses against heat and drought.
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