Burned up lawn darn it!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WETSCAPE, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    I live in CT and my lawn is fried. I may have under watered however I thought 15mins per zone would have been enough (everyday)? The rain gods have not been good here! The question can I spark up my overseeder and have a snowballs chance in hell of bringing this lawn back or is it impossible?
    Thanks for any advice.....
     
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    yes, you can, but you will need to water a lot. Rain is coming next week. I am skipping some lawns this week. Thats rare for me to do.
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    Really soak it until we get some rain.

    I am skipping lawns for the first time since 2006 this week. I cut them up a 1/2" last week as it was. I am glad to see rain in the forecast. Looks like a good shot on Sunday.
     
  4. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    even some afternoon thunderstorms would be appreciated
     
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,253

    Water deep every four days or when the lawn starts to give you the slight dried out purplelish/blue look. Deep watering is proper watering.
     
  6. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Thanks all! Time to fire the Billygoat up!
     
  7. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    I'm watering deep every morning... I live on Long Island and winning the battle over Mother Nature.
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  8. bigslick7878

    bigslick7878 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    In Baltimore we had 1/2 an inch in June, and then it has been 95-100 the past week with not one drop.

    95% of lawns are dormant right now, and I have not mowed in about 12 days. Doing it tomorrow because I am going on vacation, but the lawns do not really need it.
     
  9. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    How many minutes per zone are you running?
     
  10. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    My backyard faces south and east... 1 hour per zone (2 zones)

    Front of house faces west.... 25 minutes (2 zones)

    Start around 4:30am
     

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