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Old 08-13-2009, 12:05 AM
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How to recover from a KBG sod scalping?

How to recover from a KBG sod scalping?

What is the best way to get the plant to leaf out again?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:44 AM
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if its watered good it will grow back.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:50 AM
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Time and fertilizer could help.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:25 AM
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Starter fertilizer & water ASAP!
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:44 PM
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Yes I know water but how?

Too frequent watering is what started this problem, encourged top growth and no root growth, by the time for the first mow 3 weeks after install a 3" cut meant a scalping.

So you think frequent watering till leaf out then get on to the infrequent deep waterings? Or straight to the infrequent waterings?

Looking for fastest leaf out to keep this alive.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:14 PM
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3 weeks is not enough time for any "deep root growth" to begin with. New sod needs a good soaking twice a day just to get root growth started for the first couple of weeks then a inch a week is all it needs and it doesn't matter if it's one inch applied slowly over several hours or 1/7" a day every day. The roots will go deep over time.

Your statement about a 3" cut causing scalping is very confusing...... don't see how it's possilbe to cut gass at a blade height of 3" (the grass blade not the mower blade) and "scalp"...

Why wasn't the mowing at whatever height stopped immediately when the scalping was first noticed.... which should have been nearly instantaneous?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:27 PM
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The lower 1/3rd of kbg is the yellow stem no matter how tall. This stuff had to be 7-8" tall I guess leaving mostly stem.

It looked OK as mowed over just when you step back and compare the whole job could it be considered scalped.
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