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Bare Spots in Spring Lawns

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Smallaxe, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    In the Fall I use the 3 way seed mix for lawns,,, w/out AR...
    In the Spring I'll use the 10% AR in the same mix.. It acts as a 'cover crop' for going into Summer and to protect the perennials as they come up more slowly...

    As the season progresses(after Memorial Weekend) and we're not getting the grass we desire,,, that is when I put down the straight AR to fill in...
    The AR will loosen/protect/improve the soil for the Summer by growing deep roots and preventing dust/mud spots on the lawn...

    and yes it does survive the summer around here(Z4 or 5 border) and I would think Z5 would be safe as well... It does not survive the winter of course,,, so the Fall blend will be applied amongst the bodies of the AR for cover of the seedbed... :)

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