Turf Overseeding to begin 10/1

Beginning Monday October 1, the Landscape Management team will be preparing the Main Quad and Bishop Boulevard for the annual fall over seeding. We will mowing the turf a little shorter than normal, aerating the soil, spreading the seed and then watering.  There may be some extra watering during the day depending on temperature and rain fall.  We will be adjusting any watering times according to class times and days of the week. Any extra watering should only last a couple of weeks at which time we will be going back to our regular schedule.

Thank you,



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2 Responses to Turf Overseeding to begin 10/1

  1. CG Crossland says:

    You do an amazing job keeping the Boulevard grass looking green despite maximum shade and very heavy foot traffic. I’ve been told that the base is St. Augustine plus other grasses. Is Buffalo grass part of the mix? Would you please share your blend with me? I’m a homeowner less than a mile north of campus.

    Thank you,

    • SMU Grounds says:

      Hello and thank you for your kind words. The grass on Bishop Blvd. is TifTuf Bermuda overseeded with Perennial Ryegrass. We use Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia for our lawns, and we overseed many of our lawns with either Rye or Fescue for the winter.

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