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Old 09-16-2013, 08:22 PM
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Grass matting itself HELP

I have two lawns that seem to give me trouble every year at the same time of the year. It seems that the grass grows long and mats itself to the point that it dies in areas. I replant and in the spring its the best on the block till july. It smells mildew. lime and all treatment are done. Sprinkler is good and working the coverage. Limit water or increase water doesn't matter... New blades are used and its bagged. Mower set to 3 1/2...inch......UUUGGGHHH Help Thanks
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:54 PM
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Check your calcium levels. Overall do a soil test. If your grass isn't strong enough to sit up on its own something is wrong. Is this happening in the shade?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:56 PM
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mostly entire lawn is affected. Area that dies is partial sun. Lawn looks great until July and then mats itself thus looking horrible and dying in areas.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:11 AM
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Cut it shorter... stop bagging the clippings...
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:23 PM
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that's a idea. I will try 3inch next year.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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Seeding/reseeding/overseeding in Sept is preferable to Springtime. Also, imho Spring fert creates too much topgrowth...though, I can see using a starter fert when seeding in the Spring.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:52 AM
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A starter fertilizer will cause excessive topgrowth in the Spring just like any other N source will...
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:39 PM
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Cut it shorter... stop bagging the clippings...
That is the correct answer.
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