I need answers immediately!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnshark, May 8, 2001.

  1. Lawnshark

    Lawnshark LawnSite Member
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    how do you repair grass that has been burnt? we dumped fertilizer on the grass and now its yellow. how do you fix that?
  2. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
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    How large of an area did you burn??
  3. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
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    Water, water, and then some more water. This will move as much N as possible out of the root zone. You will then have to either reseed, or sod the area.

  4. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
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    UrbanEarth said it.....just keep watering the area, and see what the damage is after a couple days, sometimes it pulls through, but majority of the time it can die. good luck
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    if you are talking a spill . the most effective way ive found to correct the mistake is to vac it up .
    otherwise you going to have a burnt spot that will spread long as the nitogen last. for over fertilised soil,
    like they said water
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    judging by the use of "immediately" I'd say SOD !
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    If it is a small spill, try taking the blower and spreading it around.

    If it is burnt, water like the others said and then seed or sod.
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Take a sample and then either lime or sulphur to adjust the pH.

    Otherwise water water water and more water~!

  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    What type of grass? If its bermuda it should come back on its own with watering.
  10. dig the area up. remove old grass. replace with sod. dig down i would say a good 2 - 4 inches to get the effected soil as well. get the effected area out of there. if you are using all WSN fertilizer maybe watering might help. but if you have any WIN fertilizer in there or pesticides get it out now! that stuff can leach into wells and god only knows what else you may have there. remove at once.

    ** this is if you spilled an imense amount of fertilizer from say the spreader rolling over or the bag ripped or whatever. if it is only a small amount you may consider just water. however also consider concentration rates. a 20 lb bag that covers 22.5 M sq. ft. should be removed quickly. something like a 50 pounder that covers that same amount of lawn will hopefully not be as bad.

    again i urge you to if pesticides are pressent in your fertilizer to get it out of there as fast as you can.

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