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new lawn - sparse and moss starting to grow

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jallen191, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. jallen191

    jallen191 LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 14

    i had a new lawn last summer- about 3 to 4 inches of loam over sand and gravel fill and then hydroseeded. it came in well but was then corrupted by crabgrass. i killed off the crabgrass but this left the front lawn of the home somewhat sparse which i intend to fix by overseeding next month.
    the north-facing front lawn is lightly shaded and has begun to grow moss in some of the bare spots.
    is it likely that the soil is too acidic? should i put down some lime? due to winter, the grass has turned very light and looks almost dead- i was thinking of putting down some starter fertilizer to give it a boost and to rent a slicer/seeder to add seed to the barespots.
    any advice would be welcomed.
    thanks, jallen191

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