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Anyone getting as sick as I am seeing their lawn suffer? Charlotte, NC

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jlbf0786, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Messages: 616

    My lawn was absolutely gorgeous through the entire Spring, and as soon as Summer come around it completely went to crap.
    I dont irrigate too often, I did last year but our water bill was outrageous!

    Anyone else in North Carolina having flashbacks of beautiful striped turf a few months back? I know I am!
    I actually took pictures of my own lawn back when it looked its best.

    --Oh well, i guess i'll have to wait for September for aeration/seeding.
  2. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    Yeah I can't keep up on watering. We haven't had any rain in a while. I've been watering but still doesn't help that much.
  3. frackadelic

    frackadelic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I feel your pain. I could have passed my yard off as a golf course 2 months ago. Now it looks like baron wasteland. I'll water if it's going to a few dry days, but 22 days of no rain, watering is just not worth it for me. Come on fall!
  4. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    You guys ever hear of a new concept called .......Sprinkler Systems ! ..? I would think that guys who care that much about thier lawn would have one....
  5. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Messages: 616

    Regardless of how much irrigation one may put down.. its still gonna fry most cool season turf. Plus, I made the stupid mistake of mixing high-dollar Perennial-Rye seed into the Kentucky Blue, & Tall fescue seed mix that I used on my lawn; its what got the brunt of the heat stroke!

    But, either way.. Irrigating every other day can get expensive.

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