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what to put down now?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grass disaster, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,754

    my lawn is looking a little dry this time of year. i also have a small amount of weeds along with some clover.

    what should i throw on her? it's been hot here lately in the 80's and quite dry.

    the cheaper the better. thanks
  2. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I am thinking water, it doesn't cost much and if properly applied will, reverse lawn dryness.

    The best part is you don't need a license to apply it!!!
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,754

    other than water. maybe something high in nitrogen?
  4. B&B

    B&B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    H20, healthy lawn, No weeds
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,754

    i don't have an irrigation system so it's not always easy for me to water.
  6. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    No water = Dry dead lawn :rolleyes:
  7. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    there isn't a magic trick to turn your lawn green. Just because it isn't easy doesn't mean there's a better alternative than water. Water thoroughly, not just enough to dampen the surface, let the lawn begin to dry, then water again. If you want a green lawn under the current conditions, you need to do this. Long term, your lawn may need added organic material, aeration, etc.
  8. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Messages: 317

    I would think we should be asking you grassMASTER. :)
  9. johnmatt2004

    johnmatt2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    if it looks less green throughtout the entire lawn, it is likely heat/drought stress. but if it has patchy browning you may have other problems.
  10. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 866

    irrigation doesn't always have to come through a buried sprinkler system. There are quite a few hose bib timers that screw right onto an outside faucet and you just connect a hose and program them. Move the hose(s) when you get home and let the timer run the program in the middle of the night. Adding N will damage a lawn in drought stress, trying to push vegetative growth when not enough water is available. It's 95 here today and the humidity is dry as a bone, the lawns under my influence look dark green and plush taking 3 waterings per week and no fert to them in the past 30 days. I'm advising those here to add one more day as insurance because the transevaporation rate(there's a link on my site) is soaring, but otherwise it's time to just hold the fort.

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