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Old 06-03-2003, 09:03 PM
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Greener Grass?

I have a lawn, this is it second season and it will not green up or grow hard. Even after fert. it always looks light green to yellow. Had PH done 6.5. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:21 PM
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Have you checked the thatch layer? If it is too thick or dense nothing can get through it to the soil/root level. If that's the case core aerate the snot out of it. Though I'd prefer to wait now until fall. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:25 PM
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it is a 2 year old lawn. Tons of topsoil brought in, no thatch. 3 inch root system. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:46 PM
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what about other nutrients? did you have a complete soil test.
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:42 AM
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Did you have the CEC checked as part of the soil test???
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:52 AM
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:13 PM
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What type of grass is it? I have one lawn that I do that was seeded with all Perennial Rye that this "brainiac landscaper put on this new lawn. I am going to sell a slit seeding in the fall to these people for some REAL grass, that will give color and texture. Dirty shame. All that money, and the end result is a light green lawn because of someone else's "skimping".
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Old 06-05-2003, 06:14 PM
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Runner,

I have a customer too that just had their lawn hydroseeded with all perennial rye in the fall and i put down a starter fert app in the beginning of the spring and it still looked yellowish after that. I just applied another application of fert(19-2-9). I was wondering if this will help the color of the lawn or is it a hopeless case at this point. Should i resort to a iron product to help the situation??

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Old 06-05-2003, 10:10 PM
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rye grass will never be a nice dark green, you have to get some blue grass in it. At the very least aerate and overseed with bluegrass heavy in the fall, but be careful with the crabgass control in the spring. What I do is start the season with 19-19-19 on lawns that had been overseeded in the fall and add the pre-m in round 2.
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Old 06-06-2003, 12:57 AM
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