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30% grass loss, need to recover lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by billyiowan, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. billyiowan

    billyiowan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    My brother did me a favor a month ago and mowed my lawn with his new zero turn. I cut it consistently high, especially in the harsh summer, but he basically burned it out everywhere at the lowest setting on his mower.

    Now I'm stuck with huge patches of no grass and the weeds and crab grass are flourishing.

    What is the best approach to recover my lawn? Combination of seeding and fertilizer? What time of year, do I need to add soil?

    Will the dead grass return next year?

    It's an acre of land in town, so I have to be thrifty with costs, any suggestions?

    (I live in Columbus, OH)
  2. jpols

    jpols LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    have you fertilized it much before?
  3. billyiowan

    billyiowan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Just once, grass reacted well
  4. billyiowan

    billyiowan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I fertilized about a month or two before it was cut so low
  5. davidhoy.pt

    davidhoy.pt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    The best approach may be to wait until after labor day, core aerated your yard, then overseed and fertilize. You will be amazed at the difference it will make!
  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,678

    the best approach is never let your bro on the lawn again!

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