Grass wont grow.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Yfzjim, May 11, 2008.

  1. Yfzjim

    Yfzjim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    My yard seems to be greening up but there is very little growth. I put down some 28-3-3 about a month ago to kill the weeds but I am getting very litlle growth. only needs to be mowed about once every 2 weeks and everyone elses yards need mowed every 5-6 days. Someone local suggested 19-19-19. what do you guys think?
    Thanks in advance
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    What do I think? I dont see what the problem is. You have turf that is greening up as you put it but little growth. Might just be me but thats kind of what I try to get, healthy, slow growing grass. Massive growth sucks to cut and isnt too good for the grass either.
  3. Yfzjim

    Yfzjim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    let me clarify a little more. it is greener then it was. spots are growing normal, rest is very slow to grow. I want it to grow so it will thinken up and will look nicer, I can stripe it etc.
  4. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Try seed-slicing the yard. What type of fert. did you put down?
  5. Yfzjim

    Yfzjim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    it was a weed and feed from an ace hardware store.
  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    What kind of grass do you have? Get a soil test lately? How much are you watering? How tall are you mowing?
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,676

    Ryegrass greens up quicker than Kentucky bluegrass. And you need plenty of water for good growth. And you need plenty of fertilizer. And warm temperatures suited to the type of grass you are growing. What is soil temperature? Excess growth is not a good thing. If you can mow once a week that is ideal. Heavy rain, high nitrogen, and high soil temps could make it almost impossible to mow in September. Appreciate what you 've got.
  8. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Read the bag of weed and feed. There is probably a recommendation in regards to reseeding or use on new turf. My guess is the broadleaf herbicide is stressing out your new grass. I typically won't use herbicides on new grass until it has been cut a few times.
  9. Yfzjim

    Yfzjim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    its not new grass, it is about 2 years old. I dont know what kind of grass it is. It seems to be some kind of contractors mix. I am mowing it at 3.75". I havent watered it due to the rain we have been getting every 3 or 4 days. How often can I put down more fertilizer?
  10. Blink74

    Blink74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    In that case it's probably a soil issue. ie. compaction or Ph levels. Find a local John Deere Landscapes Center and get the soil tested.

    I have seen starter fertilizer work some wonders. It can be applied as often as every 4 weeks. Read the label on the bag.

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