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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Pistol, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Late last summer I killed several areas of my lawn that were pretty infested with bermuda (lawn is fescue). We are in the dreaded transition zone for lawns. One month later I slit seed and did a light topdressing of worm casting and composted cow manure (the Black Kow stuff). The other areas of my lawn were fertilized with Scotts Organic lawn fert.

    The areas that I killed, reseeded and fertilized currently (jan. 23) looks very nice & green. The old areas look normal for winter, ie: slightly yellow & dormant.

    Do you think :confused:the very nice green grass due to:
    1) good organic fert.
    2) new grass (seeded 3rd week of sept.)
    3) combo of both

    i'm just curious - it is night & day in the new vs old areas.

    Thanks, Pistol
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    ............. 3

    BTW, you should have over seeded the entire lawn, not just the areas you killed

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    3 is the winner
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911


    and does fescue have like a life span or something that after a while its just past its prime??????
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    It seems it would be hard to tell... as it is typically overseeded every year. Here in GA it if not seeded continuously and carefully cared for... its a waste of time and money...
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    What he described for the other area is pretty typical fescue response in the winter, at least in my area.
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,118

    Often newer Cultivars or different Cultivars will exhibit different shades of green as well as different wintering characteristics. What type of Fescue are we talking about?
  8. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    The seed I used is Rebel IV. I've always used Rebel on the lawn over the years.

    Yes Kiril - ii should have don't the whole yard - it looks stupid right now
  9. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I should have done the whole yard
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Whenever you overseed, always do the entire lawn. While your at it, put down some compost and aerate if needed.

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