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Old 04-20-2005, 06:05 PM
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What does this lawn need?

If possible, the customer would like to have this lawn seeded instead of laying sod. Is this the best option? How would I go about doing this? I'm assuming i'll need to power rake it and then seed more than once. I'm not licensed for ferts... can I still lay seed by law? If not, I guess i'll sub someone out. I attached some pics.

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Old 04-20-2005, 06:21 PM
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Hard to tell from just pictures. Is the dead stuff last years crabgrass??? I would do a soil test, put down (or have put down) a good pre-m. Get what is there in good shape, and get rid of the broadleaf weeds. Put another Pre-m down in 3 months. Then this late summer/early fall aerate, and overseed with a good bluegrass/PRG mix. Get it down in enough time to become hardy before winter.
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:33 PM
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Hard to tell from just pictures. Is the dead stuff last years crabgrass??? I would do a soil test, put down (or have put down) a good pre-m. Get what is there in good shape, and get rid of the broadleaf weeds. Put another Pre-m down in 3 months. Then this late summer/early fall aerate, and overseed with a good bluegrass/PRG mix. Get it down in enough time to become hardy before winter.

What it looks like to me is the lawn was overcome by crabgrass, and the guy layed down a fert this past fall and I guess it killed it all. The roots are for the most part gone, its just a bunch of dead grass laying around.
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:46 PM
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I think the cold weather got the crabgrass, the green stuff is bluegrass/PRG and dandelions.
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:49 PM
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Looks like dead crabgrass to me...............

Aerate and seed really, really well................Topdressing in the bald spots after loosening up what is there for good root growth.................
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:28 PM
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The lawn needs a new owner. Someone who will luv it.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:03 PM
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Tell the customer to move next door...Theirs seems to look better!!!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:05 PM
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Start from scratch.....Kill everything there with a non selective herbicide. Turn the lawn over with a power rake( a 4' on a Bobcat MT 55 or similar on that small lawn), add a layer of new screened soil(about 1-2" after raking and clearing dead grass) , seed / hydroseed, and get them on a good fert program...
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:14 PM
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here's a bigger pic... this should help

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Old 04-20-2005, 09:46 PM
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Do not put down any pre emergent herbecide or any kind of weed killer. If you do you can not seed.

All you need to do is de thatch the lawn, aerate it and over seed it. Wait for the seed to start to take then apply crab grass killer and such.
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