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Old 03-26-2006, 01:03 PM
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Lawn Renovation?

I have 2 customers that have the same type of problem with their lawn. They both have low spots, lots of broad-leaf weeds, and a couple types of grass. I have already collected soil samples from each and sending them out on Monday. I used a cheapo PH tester that I am not sure of the accuracy of it, and they ranged from 7.0 - 6.8, not really banking alot into this just going to wait to get the test results back because I now they will tell me alot more then just the PH. My question is that when I get the results back and I now that alot depends on what that says, but what is the proper way to attack this, like the low spots. Do I just fill with top soil? Should I top dress the lawn with something? Total kill the entire yard? Planing on power seeding when we get everything else corrected. What is the proper order for this type of job? They both want a country club lawn. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:02 PM
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country club lawn? like a glof green? vut at 1/4 " 5 times a week or yo umean just a nice thick lush lawn?
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:26 PM
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country club lawn? like a glof green? vut at 1/4 " 5 times a week or yo umean just a nice thick lush lawn?
Nice thick lush lawn that is all the same type of grass.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:22 AM
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if you want the lawn to be all one type of blend of grass like kentucky blue, rye, or tall fescue then yes you need to remove the whole lawn and start over.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:31 AM
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what about the PH levels? I know that there is more to it than the PH, but what should it be ideally for fescue,6.4-6.6???
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:43 AM
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tall fescue is 5.5-7.0 ph. your ph of 6.8 -7.0 is fine. personally i would use a blend of tall fescue 4 of more types of tall fescue.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:52 AM
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I was plainning on useing Confedarete, It is a blend. Have you used it before? I have heard alot of good stuff around here about it.
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whats up neighbor listen call me tomm. i will come look if ya need some help so you can get the ball roliin . 421 9747 or my cell is 270 304 6841 thanks george
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:35 PM
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cutt the blends i get around here in northeast ohion and the blend you get in kentucky are going to be different. if you wanna compare ( somewhat scientific ) list the grass seed in the blend and the germination rate for each one as well as the date it was tested.

exp. seed 1 germ. 90%
seed 2 germ. 85%
seed 3 germ. 95%
seed 4 germ. 85%

seed was tested feb. 28, 2006
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:16 PM
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Thanks George!! I could use some guidance on this. The customer is a good friend of mine and he lives in Hurstbourne, so I want to do it correctly for him, not to mention could use some accounts in that area. I'll give you a call tomorrow, Thanks
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