Growning a lawn in desert southwest
I planted a very small lawn because it is the desert southwest. Before planting I dug up the area and added top soil and compost. I seeded with Bermuda Grass mixture and fertilized for new lawns.It has grown in with a few bare spots which I spot-planted. Some have come in, others not. I now have an area that seems to be dying. I need some information on lawn care for the southwest's extreme temperatures: i.e., watering, how much, how often, general care.
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Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), a warm-season grass, is very heat-tolerant. It doesn't need as much water as other turf grasses once established, but it does need frequent watering while establishing. It sounds like you're doing everything right, but you may not be watering enough, so put your lawn on a regular watering schedule. Around the edges, plant ornamental grasses to help keep this invasive grass in bounds. You can also overseed it with cool-season grasses for winter green.

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