1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

lawn in critical condidtion

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fishindude, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. fishindude

    fishindude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    My mother and father both fertilized their yard 2 days from each other by mistake. Now its turning brown and lawn is dying. Any suggestions?
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Water the heck out of it.
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    And then water it some more
  4. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    possibly go to church this sunday and pray.

    no seriously...water and pray, and then get ready to reseed.
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    This is why homeowners should be banned from buying stuff like this.:hammerhead:
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,206

    I am from Michigan. But may I ask? What type of grass? Was it liquid fertilizer? Dry? If so what type and analysis and what percent slow release? Any weed control in it? What type? How much was applied per 1000 sqft? Can you see streaks and stripes? What kind of spreader? What was temperature? Watered in?

    Good quality fertilizers with some slow release, will not usually burn if over applied--unless extremely over applied.
    The damage is done. Excess water will not help--just keep it moist.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Mom and dad, eh?......
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    why? it generates more work for us!! they kill it and we go back and fix it!
  10. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Is this a joke post? Maybe Houston is a lot warmer than Miss. Most of the warm season lawns in my area are pretty much dormant. Nitrogen on dormant grass is a waste of fertilizer, but you will have some nice looking weeds.
    If it is bermuda, I wouldn't worry at all.

Share This Page