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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wiseguyslawn, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    I am in Northwest Ohio and showed up to this new client the othe day. My client is the house to the right and the white house is his neighbor who chem lawn treats, I know it is not grubs because there is still a root system present. if there any questions I'll do my best to answer them. Thanx for any input in advance.

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  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like zoysia turf to me..... the zoysia could not jump the sidewalk. Are these light brown grasses rather wide and thick? Are there runners?

    I see a surprising number of zoysia lawns here, and many are mixed zoysia and cool season grasses, and that house on the left looks very typical of a mixed turf to me.

    In Ohio, as here, zoysia is still dormant. It's tough to cut, and impossible (nearly) to get rid of... it will eventually out compete the cool season grasses, but will take years to do it. It's also a pita to cut, but in the middle of the summer, zoysia is absolutely gorgeous.... thick, green, and too thick for almost any weed to break through. A close up pic would help.
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks like the dormant zoysias here. Like whitey said, it makes a very thick lawn. And its like trying to push a fert spreader through peanut butter. About 15-20% of my lawns here are zoysia.
     
  4. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
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    I have to agree with the other two posts. It looks like a warm season grass still in dormancy.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    thanx fellas, havent had much experience with this grass in the past, guess i have to look forward to mowing it and pushing the speader :weightlifter:
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not that it'll make you feel any better but it doesn't take as much fert as the Fescue/Bluegrass. It needs about 3/4lb rate of N (so you don't have to put quite as much in the hopper.):)
     
  8. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    do not over fert this grass could cause more problems
     
  9. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
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    We got a lot of partial zoysia lawn up this way .everytime a see one , I wander whiether they took the free pocket fisherman or the ginzu knive set .tough stuff . Years ago it was billed as a new miracle grass.probly very expensive cuz very few put in a whole yard .I remember seeing it in the back of magizine ,match books and the fabled AS SEEN ON T.V. . L.O.L.
     
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It's about 3 times the cost of bermuda sod here. It can look great and usually does,but it's susceptible to brown patch and Rust fungus and with our high humidity and afternoon showers there are certain times of the year it can be a pain. And if you want a real problem aggravate those fungi with too much fert!:laugh:
     

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