Lawn is laying down

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by crc13, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
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    Here is a unique problem. My kids have toys that they drive on the lawn. How do I get it to stand back up? I just mowed it and it is still laying down, when I rake it, it stands up for a while. I am lost here?
  2. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
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    well you might be watering too much, do you have any pictures of your lawn?
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's not a unique problem. It is quite common. Solution?? - increase your potash.
  4. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 43

    Here is a picture of what it looks like. What is potash and how do I increase it?

  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    use a commercial mower with higher blade tip speed...and make them keep crap off the lawn..
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    shoot it is some chem contained in fertilizer, the third number I think, wait...
    The first number is Nitrogen, which promotes overall grass shoot growth

    The second number is Phosphorous, which promotes strong root growth

    The third number is Potassium, which helps grass withstand stress, for example, drought or disease

    Yup, potassium = potash, basically... So some kind of fertilizer along the lines of 8-10-40 or whatever, something with a higher than usual third number and low first and middle digits.

    Thou personally I wouldn't be afraid of shooting for a high middle digit either, but by that time you done got yourself into some expensive bs so I'd just wait until september and throw down a bunch of 10-10-10 and some lime to give it even more juice and be done with it.
  7. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    That grass looks very dry. It may be a case of lack of water. When I have client that never water their lawns and we have no rain for a while my foot prints show up in the grass like that.
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 43

    I have been watering quite often, every other day or so, do I doubt it is dry. I have no idea what kind of grass it is, I had it hydroseeded years ago. I can check my blades? Any other suggestions? I put on Scotts fertilizer about weeks ago.
  10. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 43

    I just sharpened my blades and lowered my mower to 2.5 inches, and it still is laying down. How do I get my grass to stand up??? Is it lacking potash like someone said? I fertilized 3 weeks ago with scotts, should I do something else??? Now???

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