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Old 07-04-2014, 08:30 AM
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What Should I Reccomend for this Lawn

As the title says, what should I tell the customer? The lawn will grow in and die out, he thinks that if he keeps seed on it that is the answer. I am thinking till the lawn, level, and slit seed, cover with hay. What do you think?

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:35 AM
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Looks to be having some success with seed so far
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:55 AM
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Your main issue is tree roots in the soil and tilling will create an issue for the trees and possibly cause those pruned roots to become even more aggressive...
I would clean it up with a blower, overseed with a lot of AR in a shady mix under a compost covering or worked lightly(1/2 inch) into the soil...
When you see that much forest debris lying about, you can guess that nothing else will grow... If it is not kept clean any better than that in the future you may as well use AR every season...
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:12 AM
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Don't use hay worst thing to use on a lawn Straw be better

Check the PH level

once you get grass coming that lawn will need Fertilizer a lot and in fall keep the leaves off
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:10 PM
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I meant straw, what is AR. So I'm gonna clean it up, add a layer of compost/topsoil. Slit seed? Or just regular seed? Fertilize with a starter fertilizer and see about setting up an automatic watering system for the customer. My question is how to convince hime that this is nessicarily?

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Old 07-04-2014, 12:29 PM
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When grass is not growing a soil test must be done to rule out any unseen problems.

From the photos it appears that you have too much shade. I saw some small trees that should go and remove some low hanging limbs off the big trees if they have them to get more sun light in.

Seed the area with a shade seed from JD Lesco.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:13 PM
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Where would I go for a soil test?
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:38 PM
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cut down the smaller trees, prune the bigger trees to allow more sunlight, lime the soil and overseed.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:45 PM
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You can buy a soil ph test kit (DIY).

How to test soil's PH http://www.wikihow.com/Test-Soil-pH

If you want to do it for free to check its acidity try this: http://frugalliving.about.com/od/gar.../Soil_Test.htm

Let us know how it goes.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:37 PM
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Blow/clean the debris off, toss some quality shade grass seed down and keep it watered and fertilized.
With the limited light level it will be tough getting anything to grow to perfection....it will be a compromise no matter what.
But do NOT till the soil.
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