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growing grass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Drober1, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Drober1

    Drober1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    One of the yards I cut has very little grass in the front yard. The lawn slopes frome one side to the other and it seems to have washed away most of the top soil. Grass is growing in all areas of the yard, but it is very thin and scarce in places. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get grass to thrive in this clay ?
     
  2. roadhawg3

    roadhawg3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I just put in a "new lawn" the other day. seems that they put the septic system in the middle of the front yard. and left only sand on the top, this sure left the yard in a mess!, its about a 50x50 area, anyway, we hauled about 16 yards of top soil, and level it off, raked it smoothand planted a rye grass and bahai seed mix, now we just need to water it real good since it dont seem to rain here anymore in north FL.
     
  3. Drober1

    Drober1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Sounds good. I am just afraid that the top soil is just going to wash away over the next year or so and be in the same shape it is in now. I understand about the rain, we just got some today and it was soaked up as soon as it hit the dirt.
     
  4. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
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    Hey Road hawg thats all keystone is, is a big sand pit. And your right it doesn't rain here anymore. Also drober1 It isnt in a shady area is it?
     
  5. roadhawg3

    roadhawg3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    yes, we got plenty of sand here, I am hoping the grass seed will hold it all together, also the top soil we put down had a lot of clay in it. Someone told me that the Bahai grass roots go down about 16 feet? I dont know, but I know that mowing that stuff is like cutting wire, it can be a pain, but then on the good side, it dont need as much watering as the other kinds of grass.
     
  6. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    Yea when you mow it it just wants to lay over
     
  7. roadhawg3

    roadhawg3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    someone told me about a special deck made to cut Bahai grass, has anyone ever used one?
     

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