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Old 07-11-2013, 05:14 PM
bulwa11 bulwa11 is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poland
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My lawn got different shaded spots

Hi, seems that this year for me is lost. I haven't been happy with my grass since last season

After fighting a few things I've got another problem that makes the lawn look bad.

Here's the problem: the lawn isn't uniform as in color and grass type. It looks as if some wild seeds got in the way and killed my original grass all over the yard in different sized spots. So in some places I have dark green thick blades of grass, while in other places I've got thin, yellowish blades. Another problem is that about 1-2 days after mowing I get loads of grass blooming which is really strange and also bad looking.

Some information:
We get loads of water this year. It's a really wet year so far, I only needed to water a few times this season. I mow pretty high, with about 2-3 times exception when I mowed lower than usual, to see if it does any help (it didn't).

I fertilized about 2 weeks ago using ammonium sulphate (I hope that's correct, the translator had to help me with this) for the second time this year. The result last time was satisfying. I also fertilized with a spring grass fertilizer that I bought in a shop in April when the long winter ended.

I also over seeded in spring using the same mix of seed as always: (again translator help with the grass types...)

Kentucky bluegrass BROOKLAWN - 10%
Boxer ryegrass - 30%
perennial ryegrass ROMEO - 15%
OLIVIA red fescue - 25%
Aido red fescue - 20%

I had loads of problems since the beginning of the season. I had bare spots that didn't want to green up, turned out it was white grubs which I fought off. Some spots didn't get green until very recently, although they're still not as thick as the rest of the grass.

I took some photos, although they don't do it justice, in reality it looks a bit worse...

And the grass blooming even though I mow 2 to 3 times a week after fertilizing!

Anything I can do with this?

I appreciate any help

Best regards from Poland,
YardMan 6521c, 6.5 hp B&S
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