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Whoa! Different color grasses.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bigjeeping, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    So I patched a few bare spots on a lawn last week with fresh compost and new seed. We had a lot of rain and suprisingly the seed had already sprouted when I stopped by a week later. But the new grass is light green and the original grass is dark green!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? :dizzy:

    I used a sun/shade mix and I was assuming it would blend in.
    As you can see I'm no pro in planting grass.

    Will the grass eventually blend in? What do you guys think?

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    New grass will be a different shade (lighter) and should darken a little as it matures but you need to match the type or it will always be different.

    Time to get out the paint brush:laugh: :laugh:
  3. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Assuming the patches are not very large, the existing old grass should eventually start to cover over the spots. But I am not an expert at this.

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