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How do you get real green grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Collin, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Collin

    Collin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    How do you get real green grass? I picked up two HOA's that are in bad shape. The grass is brown. How and where do I start?
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    :p j/k


    you get your applicators license, properly fertilize and have proper irrigation
     
  3. Collin

    Collin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I am studying for it. Is there any tricks on passing the class?
     
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Study, listen, be smart....study some more
     
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Pray for rain - LOL - a little urea, or ammonia nitrate will kick start it however in the early spring.
     
  6. Jay's Lawncare

    Jay's Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    hey collin, where do you get the books to study for the nc applicator's license?
     
  7. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    The grass is probably brown because it's dormant. What type of grass is it? I'm just guessing it's bermuda. If it is it will come out of dormancy the last part of March or the first of April.
     
  8. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Jay...someone in your states department of Ag should be able to point you where to get those books...here in PA they come from Penn State...I'm taking my applicator test on friday...I havnt found any of the study materials to be overwhelming, just read the stuff and write notes and you will be fine..Good Luck:blob1:
     
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    lol...
    you gotta be kidding????

    you took on two commercial accounts and you are asking this question.....
    seriously.....

    first what kind of grass is it??? if you don't know you're in way over your head....

    if it is centipede, zoysia or bermuda it is dormant.. only way to make it look green is to overseed with rye or paint it...
     
  10. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Don't do anything. It will turn green in March or April whether you do anything or not. Then if it is not green enough, put a little fertilizer on it and make sure it gets a good deep watering about twice a week.
     

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