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Old 04-10-2013, 11:15 AM
msajeep msajeep is offline
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How to grow grass

Came across this forum and thought I'd ask the professionals.

I've been trying for years to get a decent lawn at my residence in Cherry Hill NJ with no luck. Very bare and thin and lots of just areas of dirt.

I've read plenty of things but nothing seems to work.

Any suggests on what you would do if you were trying to grow some lawn(anything that will grow) at my house. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:49 AM
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depth of the seed bed is a key
do a soil test
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:03 PM
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What should I be looking for in the soil test?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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You probably have a bunch of different issue's, but the first thing you need to realize is that your best chance to get cool season grass (fescue, rye, KBG) to grow is to plant in the fall.

Can you post picture's? That will help a lot.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:44 AM
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Grass is fairly simple to grow... Germinating grass is difficult depending on the conditions of the soil, moisture, temperature and even light...

What kind of soil(clay/sand) are you working with???
Does it hold moisture, drain to rapidly or commonly have puddles???
Are you seeding in the Fall when the soil is warm and the air is NOT burning hot??? or are you always trying it in the Spring when the ground is still cold???

Are you using Scotts Fertilizers like "Turfbuilder" or Weed 'n Feed"???
When seeding stay far away fron those types of "Fertilizers" until you get your grass Established...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...

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