Cut Grass Too Short-What to do?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Want2BGreen, May 24, 2006.

  1. Want2BGreen

    Want2BGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I've been in my home for 5 years now and this is the first time I've been ecstatic with my lawn. It's green, thick and relatively weed free.

    I came home Saturday evening to find that my neighbor (for whatever reason) had cut a section of my lawn down to about an inch! Some places you can see all the way down to the dirt, other places grass is sticking up- it's a mess.

    It's been a dry week and I've been watering everyday. Is this the best thing for it? Do I just have to wait for it to grow or is there something else I should be doing to protect what is left? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Right now, watering is the best thing you can do. If you haven't fertilized lately, a little fertilizer will help. Maybe threaten your neighbor so it doesn't happen again.
  3. Want2BGreen

    Want2BGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks. The guy doesn't actually live there yet- is renovating- so I haven't been able to catch him to threaten or beg to please don't do that again.

    Can you recommend a good summer fertilizer? The temps here are in the upper 70s and it hasn't rained in about a week. Forcasted for about 5 days of rain starting tomorrow though. Thanks.
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Temps in the upper 70s are considered summer there?.. weird. How big of an area got whacked down like that?
  5. Want2BGreen

    Want2BGreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Ok- well not necessarily summer- late spring then... it's been weird weather wise this year.

    The entire part between my driveway and the end of my yard- I'd guess a 10'x30' section.
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    Call your local Lesco guy. and type in your zip, it will give you the closest store. Then smack your neighbor. Hard.
  7. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    I think I would go over the area with some topsoil. Apply a thin even layer of topsoil to the scalped area using the flat backside of a garden rake to spread. No fert IMO, that will just finish the grass off.

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