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Old 01-23-2008, 05:22 PM
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How to make the grass greener?

I am a home owner, This year has been colder and my lawn is getting yellow. I water frequently but it did not help. Grass is not even growing, I don't even have to mow in the last month and half. I notice some other's lawns are kind of yellow also. Anything I can do to improve it? We still have another 2 months of cold whether.

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Old 01-23-2008, 05:33 PM
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What kind of grass do you have? What zone are you in? Grass normally goes dormant in the winter, even evergreen grasses like fescue. Give us more info for the best results. Joe
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:38 PM
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In the winter we paint a few lawns with Lesco paint....or overseed with rye grass seed.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:44 PM
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In the winter we paint a few lawns with Lesco paint....or overseed with rye grass seed.
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What do you mean, Lesco paint, rye grass seed? Sorry, I don't know anything about grass!!

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The only I know it's grass!!!! Sorry, I am not joking!!! I have no idea, the gardener put it in, I paid!!!!

I took over the maintenance 6 months ago, buy my own toys and do it myself. I put fertilizer ones few months ago, I was careful not to put too much. That's all I can say!!!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:58 PM
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Sorry, no one can answer your questions without some basic info. Dig up a plug of grass and take it to your local garden center, they should be able to ID it and give you advice. You can also contact your county 'cooperative extension service'. Good luck, Joe
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:21 PM
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Hi
What do you mean, Lesco paint, rye grass seed? Sorry, I don't know anything about grass!!
I think he may be pulling your leg. Lesco does sell paint, but usually it's for marking purposes. Nonetheless, Lesco is a great place to buy fertilizer, even for us homeowners. In my opinion, it's the best place.
http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=87&Category=05
And they have a much broader selection of fertilizer than you'll find at Home Depot of Lowes. Also, if you can find a Lesco dealer near you, the guy or gal behind the counter will know a lot more about fertilizer and seed than anyone you'll find in the big-box stores. It wouldn't hurt to stop and talk to someone at a Lesco place. Fertilizer with iron (FE) in it will provide a dark, rich-green lawn, as one of the posts mentioned, but it may also stain concrete after a rain if the fert falls on it.

Before you start buying fertilizer, however, you had better get a good quality spreader. Lesco also has those but they are a bit pricey. Mine's an Earthway, and I think it's very good.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:52 PM
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Nope, he's not pulling your leg. They make a paint that you use on dormant grass so your lawn is green instead of brown.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:00 PM
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It will be difficult to help without more info. Are you talking about being yellow during the summer? If so, it could be lacking certain elements like Iron, Nitrogen, etc. It may also be a disease or a insect problem. You say you are watering, but make sure all areas are getting water. A sprinkler head may be stuck or broken. Start with the basics and then you can start to dig deeper. But without knowing the type of grass or other conditions, we can't be much help. Try to find someone in your area that you can look to for advice. In SC we have the Clemson University Extension Service with a turf expert available in a local office. You may have some equivalent to that. You could take in a sample and have it sent off and analyzed.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:40 PM
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Take a sample to the Home Crapper. They say they have experts in every dept......hahhahhahahhah.
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hire a local Landscape Contractor in youre area and he'll be able to sort things out, thats wat we are here for!
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