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Old 01-18-2014, 08:59 PM
scout007 scout007 is offline
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holding moisture

I have a lawn that is holding moitsure. The gut just moved in and we have check the irragation system to see if there is a leak. It is not but the grass is starting to have moss. I am thinking about putting sand down but not sure how to go about spreading it. Such as, the amount. The lawn is tall fescue also the grass is sitting at the top of the soil. It is not rooted at all. Now that it is cold it is not making it any better. I am open for suggestion on how to go about it. Thanks family.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:21 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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You need to post picture's.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:53 PM
32vld 32vld is online now
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Too much shade is the likely culprit for moss.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is offline
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holding moisture

I had a water main break that caused the lawn to hold moisture. Didn't find that out till after we trenched the lawn to divert the water away.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:05 PM
scout007 scout007 is offline
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I will put down lesco calcitic lime for the moss, but am thinking about the moisture. It is on a small hill but it is a of moisture near the middle of the slope. I cannot see how water is sitting on it.
The guy has live there since Oct. of last year no report of water break.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:31 PM
ReddensLawnCare ReddensLawnCare is offline
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The water table is way up. Drive around town and you will see water still seeping from the roads, sidewalks, and other areas. It will most likely dry out. I don't understand how the water table works but I know I have yards that never really stay that wet, even this past spring and summer that are saturated. These are in areas that are not near any water lines, irrigation, or even low spots.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:36 PM
grassmasterswilson grassmasterswilson is online now
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I agree with Andrew..... North Carolina has seen a ton of rain and during winter dormant conditions things don't dry up as fast.

I would also assume you have a good amount of clay in the Charlotte area.
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