I am about to give up...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. drugrep

    drugrep LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    What is NPP?
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    gritty... not the normal clay we see around here. Much lighter in color and just crumbled, resembled a thicker sand I guess?

    And the worms... we have been getting very HEAVY rains, not as much lately, so I figured all the worms came out, moved around a little and got caught on the pavement... I haven't seen so many worms regularly though as I have now on my driveway...
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    NPP = Natural Plant Protector, I use it mainly for fungal issues as I was told it worked great in that area. Apparently there are other benefits to it as well...
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    How deep is this? Take a 12" core if you can and take a pic of it.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Clay on a slope... Did your sample have any moisture in it?
    Sun reflecting off the house... Add some straw and make bricks. :)
  6. Pristine1

    Pristine1 LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 81

    In looking at the picture, obviously it is hard to tell what is going on. However, the option of extending the hosta out isn't a bad one. I would say that if you are going to continue with turf, till up the whole area, adding compost....roughly 1 yard looks like it will add enough to that space, regrade and seed in the fall.

    Just my .02.
  7. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    The lawn looks pretty good to me especially in the background up that slope. You can see where your seed came up along the hostas.

    If you aren't doing a soil sample, I would suggest you reseed again in the fall then power rake the seed into the ground just covering the seed with dirt for good seed to soil contact. Throw some more seed on top and water religiously for 1 month not letting the germinated seed to dry out.
    Next spring go back with the power rake and a bag of seed and do the same thing.

    Good luck.
    The lawn looks pretty weed free did it get sprayed when your seed was put down.
  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Srry buddy, but I really really don't understand why you try things (shoot a shotgun) while blindfolded...

    Get a thorough soil test FIRST...

    I'm surprised Kiril hasn't slapped your hand for this yet.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I'm gonna say of the hostas are doing great its a shade issue. I also notice a strip of shade that matches length and angle of the affected area.

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