How to make the grass greener?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by yungman, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    I am a home owner, This year has been colder and my lawn is getting yellow. I water frequently but it did not help. Grass is not even growing, I don't even have to mow in the last month and half. I notice some other's lawns are kind of yellow also. Anything I can do to improve it? We still have another 2 months of cold whether.

  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    What kind of grass do you have? What zone are you in? Grass normally goes dormant in the winter, even evergreen grasses like fescue. Give us more info for the best results. Joe
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,568

    In the winter we paint a few lawns with Lesco paint....or overseed with rye grass seed.
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    What do you mean, Lesco paint, rye grass seed? Sorry, I don't know anything about grass!!:dizzy::dizzy:

    To JoeinJasper
    The only I know it's grass!!!! Sorry, I am not joking!!! I have no idea, the gardener put it in, I paid!!!!

    I took over the maintenance 6 months ago, buy my own toys and do it myself. I put fertilizer ones few months ago, I was careful not to put too much. That's all I can say!!!!
  5. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Sorry, no one can answer your questions without some basic info. Dig up a plug of grass and take it to your local garden center, they should be able to ID it and give you advice. You can also contact your county 'cooperative extension service'. Good luck, Joe
  6. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    It will be difficult to help without more info. Are you talking about being yellow during the summer? If so, it could be lacking certain elements like Iron, Nitrogen, etc. It may also be a disease or a insect problem. You say you are watering, but make sure all areas are getting water. A sprinkler head may be stuck or broken. Start with the basics and then you can start to dig deeper. But without knowing the type of grass or other conditions, we can't be much help. Try to find someone in your area that you can look to for advice. In SC we have the Clemson University Extension Service with a turf expert available in a local office. You may have some equivalent to that. You could take in a sample and have it sent off and analyzed.
  7. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Take a sample to the Home Crapper. They say they have experts in every dept......hahhahhahahhah.
  8. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    hire a local Landscape Contractor in youre area and he'll be able to sort things out, thats wat we are here for!
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Depending on what type of grass you have, a little lime and some water in the spring will get you on your way to a green lawn!
  10. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    Thanks guy, I am very embarass about asking the question and find out I don't know crap about grass!!!!!! I'll go the Home Depot to show them.

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