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Old 06-25-2014, 06:45 PM
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Bringing back a dry lawn mid-season?

One of the accounts I mow has steadily dried out over the past couple of weeks, it was brown-ish last week, but when I went to cut it today, it was toasty. I cut at 3", which I think is pretty reasonable for this time of year. It doesnt help that we havent had a ton of rain this year either, but I would not say we are in a draught. So, my question to all of your more experienced guys is, what can I do or what can I put down to bring this lawn back?
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:19 PM
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One of the accounts I mow has steadily dried out over the past couple of weeks, it was brown-ish last week, but when I went to cut it today, it was toasty. I cut at 3", which I think is pretty reasonable for this time of year. It doesnt help that we havent had a ton of rain this year either, but I would not say we are in a draught. So, my question to all of your more experienced guys is, what can I do or what can I put down to bring this lawn back?
Yet you continue to mow a "brown-ish, toasty" lawn ?? Water would be my first suggestion
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:10 PM
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Im hoping we get some good rain over the next couple of days
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:40 PM
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Maybe our heavy rains will make it to your MA state. I think your main choice is a slow release fert. It won't hurt anything--and--when rain or irrigation happen, it will bounce back quicker. Brown grass blades do not come back; new green leaf blades must arise from the crown of the grass plant; it's near the soil level. Encourage the owner to apply about 30 minutes of water per week--less browning--and less chance of the grass plant dying all the way to to roots. Its probably perennial rye--which grass is not particularly drought hardy. If he doesn't want to water--maybe tall fescue would suit his situation better. Or zoysia.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:57 AM
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I don't get where professional lawn care people, get the idea it is professional to do anything with dormant/stressed plants... driving on them to mow or add fertilizer is not something that can be shown beneficial at all,,, but certainly may damage/kill the dried out crowns...
Lawn care would mean caring for the grass...
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:07 PM
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