Bermuda Lawn Changeover and Winter Lawn
Hello Fellow Gardeners!
I have a rental property in the Palm Springs area of California (The Desert).
Currently a gardner cares for the lawn. In the Spring and Summer, Bermuda grass fills in, and in the winter it is overseeded with perennial rye grass. I don't know what kind of grass is used, but the Bermuda grass is not the quality I want. Besides being full of weeds, it's not attractive or nice.
I want to convert the lawn to a new type of Bermuda Grass. I've selected a seed called "Princess 77". It has earlier green up times in the spring, is more dense and softer than what I have now.
I want to know what steps do I need to take to a) maintain an overseeded winter lawn, b) replace the bermuda grass for next year, and c) remove the weeds. What steps do I take, in what order, timing, herbicides etc is necessary for this process?
I also still want to have a winter lawn of perennial rye grass to maintain green color all year long. Do I kill the old bermuda grass, or just let the new seed take over? Is this all possible? Am I asking too much?