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Yellow lawns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JasonPC, Jun 9, 2000.

  1. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I'm cutting lawns at 3 inches once a week but I'm noticing that when I'm done cutting the lawns look all yellow now. When I take a clump of grass in my hand, some blades are all yellow, some green. What's going on? IS it the high rate of growth from all the rain and could I be cutting into the root system? I can't cut any higher or I won't be able to keep up. We have about 60 lawn accounts. I'm putting on round 2 of fert + spraying weed control next week. Do you guys have any suggestions or hypotheses about what's going on or what I could do? Thanks!
  2. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Forgot to mention I'm in Massachusetts! That might help. :)<br>
  3. TheLawnRanger

    TheLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    yep i get that too. iam at 3&quot; and it looks<br>brown too. dont know what to do?<p>chem. lawn treats it they might of sprayed to much on? who knows.gl<br>
  4. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    It's just so frustrating! I haven't done a fertilization application since April. Plan on doing it again next week. Not sure if it will help or hurt. Any opinions? I wish I knew what's going on.
  5. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    could be a number of things,fungus,hunger when was the last time you did a soil test on these lawns? are you using organics at all or just sulfercoat fert? you might want to try building up reserves in the soil with organic lawn foods.this should help.
  6. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 155

    try adding some Iron to your next fert. app.<br>cou;d be grass is out growing nitrogen also,use more slow release type.
  7. richard2

    richard2 Banned
    Posts: 101

    you have a lawn service and need to ask questions like that? www.rootsinc.com
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Jason, it doesnt matter how much water or fertilizer, certain types of grass will go dormant during the summer. I think this is what you are beginning to see-I see the same thing every year and Im 100 miles south of you. <p>Bill
  9. JasonPC

    JasonPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Richard2,<p>If you know so much, why not answer the question?<p>Thanks to all others that replied. I'll be applying round 2 this coming week. Hopefully that will help.
  10. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    I believe Dennis is 100% right,be sure and get a real slow release

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