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stripe lawn last fert. application,lawn is going dormet,what to do?

ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
last application of fertilizer i stripe the lawn.
lawn is going dormet (this morning low 17 deg. f.
lawn cust is not saying much,bot i wont to fix it .
what do i do?
anthony
new jersey
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
As quality as those Spyker spreaders are, their spread pattern sure isn't forgiving is it?

I'd reaapply if you're still doing apps. (I'm all done up here.)

Don't say anything to the customer. It'll just worry them. Correct it next year. Many customers may not even notice.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
anthony, u r not using a drop spreader, are u? any way, been there, done that!what can u do? nothing, i striped about 8 lawns my first year in business, trying to fix them made them worse. best bet is to wait till spring, and just start program like nothing happened, fert at this time of year wont have any effect anyway. and, dont mention it if they dont, if they do tell them spreader malfunctioned, and u will tend to it in spring. any help i can give i would be happy to. bobbygedd@aol
 

Wooly

LawnSite Member
Location
N CA.
Yes I agree. I would use a broadcast spreader use the same pattern as your drop spreading, letting the passes overlap about a foot, then a perimeter lap. Let nature fix the stripes. With water 3-6 weeks should fix it.
 
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ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
at the end of last year i followed Lazer's advice and re-applied the lawn and at the start of this season it was un-noticable
thanks.
ant
 

GreenQuest Lawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Muskegon, MI
Cut your rate in half and over lap to your previous wheel marks.

If you overlap about a foot then that foot of lawn just got double the fert of the rest. (this in its self will lead to stripes) also using a slow release fert reduces the chances of striping.
 
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ant

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
dirty jersey
ray" it was a spikre on my ride-on.since then i up-grades to a different hopper and no problems.
the spiker had a patters adjustment that was a pain.
ant
 

MATTHEW

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NE OHIO
A little chunk blocking the hole can do that as well. Yeah, you should re-apply. If we get a bit of an indian summer, it might just green up the light areas.
 

Ric

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
S W Florida
Anthony

I have stripped a few myself. But my climate is a little more forgiving and I can shoot folar fert to correct. Still it takes time.

The reason I am posting a reply is I had a though about your area that might or might not work. Winter in our area Bahia grass goes dormain if not irrigated. I have dyed lawns green with a tracking dye for real estate model homes open house. It lasts quite a while. Could this be a winter market for you???? Instant Green. I do not know your area and throw this out as a brain storm.
 
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