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Advice on lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bob's Lawn, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. Bob's Lawn

    Bob's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    The best lawn I take care of is this small house with a about 3/4 acre of lawn. I should also mention that the owner does not irrigate regularly. The lawn consists of 90% fescue and about 10% Bluegrass.

    I say it is the best because it is the densest grass and looks fabulous. BUT (there is always a but) after the drought there is a lot of dead grass standing along side the new growth. This lawn has absolutely no shade and is my first lawn to turn brown in August. I hand raked the worst parts, small patches where the dead grass was matted down, but it needs to be de-thatched to get rid of it all.

    I am considering telling the owner that we should aerate, dethatch and overseed.

    My question is: is this the correct plan? The snow pack from the winter should push down all the grass and let new growth come up in the spring, but I would like to get it looking better sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Sounds like a plan -- Stan

    But, you should dethatch, & rake prior to aerating:D

  3. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    Ask the Lawn Grand father ,I mean Godfather.(Good One)
  4. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    That would only generate the response to look in the archives....

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