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Old 02-01-2006, 06:59 PM
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How do you get real green grass?

How do you get real green grass? I picked up two HOA's that are in bad shape. The grass is brown. How and where do I start?
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:08 PM
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spray paint

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you get your applicators license, properly fertilize and have proper irrigation
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:21 PM
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you get your applicators license, properly fertilize and have proper irrigation
I am studying for it. Is there any tricks on passing the class?
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:22 PM
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I am studying for it. Is there any tricks on passing the class?
Study, listen, be smart....study some more
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:30 PM
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Pray for rain - LOL - a little urea, or ammonia nitrate will kick start it however in the early spring.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:37 PM
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hey collin, where do you get the books to study for the nc applicator's license?
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:48 PM
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The grass is probably brown because it's dormant. What type of grass is it? I'm just guessing it's bermuda. If it is it will come out of dormancy the last part of March or the first of April.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:52 PM
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Jay...someone in your states department of Ag should be able to point you where to get those books...here in PA they come from Penn State...I'm taking my applicator test on friday...I havnt found any of the study materials to be overwhelming, just read the stuff and write notes and you will be fine..Good Luck:blob1:
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:56 PM
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lol...
you gotta be kidding????

you took on two commercial accounts and you are asking this question.....
seriously.....

first what kind of grass is it??? if you don't know you're in way over your head....

if it is centipede, zoysia or bermuda it is dormant.. only way to make it look green is to overseed with rye or paint it...
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:15 PM
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Don't do anything. It will turn green in March or April whether you do anything or not. Then if it is not green enough, put a little fertilizer on it and make sure it gets a good deep watering about twice a week.
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