Aging Grass ?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by EdTLawn, May 25, 2010.

  1. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a sodded lawn which was laid last spring and now I am seeing seeding on top of the grass even after I cut it at 3.5".

    Is this beneficial in adding to seed my lawn further or will the grass just die off ?
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is a natural seeding of the grass. Sorry the seed will not mature for 6 months, so no it will not benefit the lawn. You will mow it long before then. The seed stalks (straw) will die in 4 weeks, collapse and decompose. Certain varieties are prone to this problem. Tough to cut. Sharpen the blade. Cut short to remove the stalks--then let it grow a little taller for next 4 weeks, to help hide the cut-off stalks.
     

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