Thin Thin Thin Grass...What will you do?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Daner, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Thin thats what it is...Now...What is your first assumption...water?? soil??? insects??...Or.. there something more that can make the grass go thin.
    I Know get the soil tested...say there is no such a thing as a soil test...why do you think grass thins out?
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  2. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    there may be a simple solution to this...was the grass nice and lush and just started thinning? has there recently been more travel over this area? were any objects left here? if there haven't been any recent changes like that i would possibly think of animals digging or short roots that allow the grass to pull out of the ground easier...i would check root depth and if they are shallow i would recommend aeration to promote root growth as well as a topdressing of sand and maybe an application of a root growth stimulant such as roots 1-2-3

    just my ideas on the problem - you probably thought of most of them but hope something helps
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Fert and overseed. Quick and easy.
  4. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    ^Done that ...With dethatching and areation
    Still Thin

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