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GrandMaster
08-14-2011, 06:09 PM
:usflag:I was looking to find some type a of action to help a very severely fertilizer burned lawn. Besides a ton of water is there some thing to help with this problem I heard charcoal but how would I put that down??:confused:

RigglePLC
08-14-2011, 10:02 PM
Damage is already done. Burn happens in a few hours. Especially when the solution dries on the leaves and draws the water out of the plant. Charcoal will not help. After a few days and a good soaking, it will gradually recover. Excess water will not help--just keep it uniformly moist. Encourage rapid growth to provide new green leaf blades.

When the grass gets taller--mowing will cut off the brown part.

BShaffer
08-15-2011, 12:46 AM
Damage is already done. Burn happens in a few hours. Especially when the solution dries on the leaves and draws the water out of the plant. Charcoal will not help. After a few days and a good soaking, it will gradually recover. Excess water will not help--just keep it uniformly moist. Encourage rapid growth to provide new green leaf blades.

When the grass gets taller--mowing will cut off the brown part.

Riggle is right, fert burn is done deal. Charcoal would work if it were chemical. for future reference you spray charcoal like any herb, thru a gun or wand. Its always good to have some charcoal on hand, just in case, we all make mistakes.

GrandMaster
08-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Riggle is right, fert burn is done deal. Charcoal would work if it were chemical. for future reference you spray charcoal like any herb, thru a gun or wand. Its always good to have some charcoal on hand, just in case, we all make mistakes.

How soon would I have to apply the charcoal to the lawn? Is been 2 weeks now since the app.

Ben Greener
08-15-2011, 08:56 PM
Depending on how much fert actually went down, you may want to excavate off the surface soil in order to reseed or to sod. Also, consider using turf paint to 'turn down the contrast' until you determine a more permanent fix (I'm talking the grass-green turf paint, not tracker dye or markup paint.)