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Burnin yards

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOMER, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Around these parts I have seen for many years people burn their grass before spring, claims it greens up better. I thought I read somewhere that it wasn.t good for it cause it damages the root system. Anybody have any insight on this here sudject matter.
  2. Up North we call that arson. It's a felony.
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I know many golf courses will burn the rough in the spring. They say it makes it grow thicker. Never heard anything about root damage. I would think this would be done while the grass is still dormant.
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Well down cheer we call that a bon fire, as long as there is a good ol pig in the ground and the byeer is cold it.s really considered a party. Sometimes them crosses tend to spread a little too much though when them good ol boys set them a far!

    Thanks for that timely, although somewhat evasive, response!
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    brush fire ;-) ...acually can't say for one's yard but the brush areas come back great after a season
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    It must be a southern THANG Homer. :D
    We can't even burn leaves here and I'm surprised they don't ban fireplaces here too.

    I have noticed where there are grass fires, it does green up nice and sure gets rid of that dead thatch. ;)
  7. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Heres what Ive been ponderin:

    If I bring the pig and the garlic for roastin, will you guarantee me when they start them crosses a far youll cut on the lights??(cause i know how y.all love us yankees down thar -LOL)j/k

    Actually in reference to your question, I have not heard about people actually doing this to residential turfgrasses. I know that when I was growing up in Northern CA that they would burn-off the fields after every 4th crop or so to revitalize the nutrients in the soil. At least thats what the FFA boys proclaimed it was for.

    I would check with your county Ag Ext to see if they say whether or not to mash that thar idear.

    Let me know
  8. Mike Paulsen

    Mike Paulsen LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 99

    Had a neighbor when i was growing up that burn his grass every spring. It gets rid of the dead grass(i think he thought it was easier than raking) and green up nice but is sure a mess. Up here in the bluegrass seed fields they burn in the first part of August.Some days you can't even see the sun.
  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I like the way you talk.

    Dueling banjos

    Ya.ll must really think we.re a bunch of rednecks.

    But ya, bring the pig and garlic, we won.t tell any of them boys where your from.
  10. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    I'm glad to see this post. I've pondered over this phenomenon for quit some time. Two of my neighbors have done it here also. One yard has come back full and very green!! The other yard still looks weak. I would think fertilizer would be much better than this.

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