Spring Green Up

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by V1101, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. V1101

    V1101 LawnSite Member
    from KC, MO
    Posts: 4

    This will be the 3rd spring I have been in my house, which had new bluegrass sod when I moved in. I have overseeded the past 2 years with Fescue with good results. My problem is that for the last two years, my lawn has been the last one in the neighborhood to green up. Many of my neighbors have green grass by mid-March, while I am not up and running until mid-April. Any thoughts on why this is the case? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    Some cultivars are quicker to green up than others. One cultivar of fescue may be more disease resistant, one more slow growing, one more fine bladed. It seems when you gain a particular trait you may sacrifice another, in this case it is green up. You may want to apply a late season winterizer this year in Oct./Nov. that may help a little for next year. Also go ahead and put down an application of fertilizer if you haven't already, fert. + pre-emergent.
     

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