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Overseeding Southern Lawns for Winter Color

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Warm-season grasses have a major drawback for homeowners—their color disappears when winter arrives.  To have green grass in winter, some southerners overseed their lawns using cool-season grasses such as Fine fescue, bluegrass, or ryegrass.  These annual cool-season grasses find a hospitable habitat among the dormant southern grasses and then die off with the return of warm weather in the spring.  Aside from improved aesthetics, overseeding also helps prevent the establishment…