Help with w/b

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chipk1, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 393

    Is anyone in Florida having problems lately with mower tracks not recovering. Meaning, with then mower wheels pushes the grass down, the grass is staying down and can still be noticed the next week? I don't know if it is just my gravely W/B or if it has to do with all the rain this year or what. I notice this in almost all the lawns I service lately? Any help or comments would be appreciated.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Nitrogen stress is a BIG cause of this. When the lawns get too dry OR too wet, the N causes problems. It gets wimpy, doesn't stand as firm, as it loses it's rigidity, and also slowly thins out if not enough other ingredients are used. This is usually the case with high N fertilizers. A common one that is used by the big green co.'s up here for example is 46-0-0. This stuff is total junk.
     

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