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Lawns: cordless electric mower, cmm1000, moderate hills
cmm1000, moderate hills, rechargeable batteries: I have not used either of these particular model rechargeable B&D Lawnmowers (Amazon.com sells the CMM1200 for $399.99, free s/h). But I can give you the general reputation plus the current Consumer Reports word on it. I generally avoid rechargeable units...

Lawns: damaged lawn, hook line sinker, old brookville
hook line sinker, old brookville, new grass: The problem with removing large Trees, unfortunately, is they never seem to come out completely. Landscapers don t want to be bothered. Tell me please that the company that removed the Tree got out most of the roots and all of the stump. Because if...

Lawns: dollar weed, irrigation schedule, ground ivy
irrigation schedule, ground ivy, kbg: First, don t mix Dollarweed up with Ground Ivy. Take a good look at this plant... Are you SURE it s Dollarweed? Two different plants; two different problems. Second, different places require different solutions. If your Dollarweed is in a St Augustine...

Lawns: my grass is turning yellow, turfbuilder, sod
Lawns: my grass is turning yellow, turfbuilder, sod, weed

Lawns: Which Sod to Choose?, winston salem nc, poor drainage
Lawns: Which Sod to Choose?, winston salem nc, poor drainage, clay soil

Lawns: GRUBS IN LAWN, garter snakes, grubs in lawn
garter snakes, grubs in lawn, natural predators: Grubs do not thrive in healthy Soil. The reason: Natural predators keep the Grubs population under control. They live in healthy Soil. They die if you kill them. Grub killer that you buy in the store will kill one season of Grubs. It will wipe out...

Lawns: Growing Grass after having a tree removed, wood decay fungi, forest products technology
wood decay fungi, forest products technology, fungus family: The good news is the Mushrooms, which you know about. Yes, that is the good news. Because there is bad news. Ready for this? The decomposing wood is going to suck up Nitrogen for decades to come. Depending on how much is left there and what they...

Lawns: my grass is turning yellow, scotts turfbuilder, scotts company
scotts turfbuilder, scotts company, lawn fungus: Fungi MIGHT be your problem -- if you re lucky. If you over-fertilized, you re less lucky. If you used the wrong Scotts, you re in trouble. Scotts Turfbuilder is the cause of many problems for gardeners here at AllExperts Gardening/Lawns. This is a...

Lawns: killing grass, blow torch, growth of plants
blow torch, growth of plants, application method: Just get yourself some Salt and throw it on, then water it in if you can t wait for rain. The more you use, the more caustic. BE VERY CAREFUL you do not get this on Soil. There s nothing complicated about this. I assume no one is going to get the Salt...

Lawns: LIME, pesticide companies, thick grass
pesticide companies, thick grass, soil test: Why would you want to do a thing like that, my friend? You know, sometimes I read these questions and I feel like we re on different sides. How is that possible? Where did you get the idea that you need to put Lime down on your Soil? Because everybody...

Lawns: lawn, fungi kingdom, fungus disease
fungi kingdom, fungus disease, target practice: If you took a Soil sample from every yard in the country and tested them, my friend, they would ALL have LOTS of Fungus. Yet, only SOME of them would have a Fungus Disease. Why? How can it be that a beautiful, smooth, crystal-green lawn will suddenly...

Lawns: lawn care, moisture level, hi bob
moisture level, hi bob, lawn care: Hi Bob Actually it depend upon pervailing conditions as if you want to grow new lawn from seeds it s good to have thatching as it provide protection for seeds and retain moisture level in soil. But if you have grown one then it will prevent sunlight to your...

Lawns: lawn info needed, fish emulsion, grass spring
fish emulsion, grass spring, lawn overseeding: Do I understand correctly that you are basically happy with your Lawn, but you would like to overseed and feed the Grass that s there already? You are satisfied with the look of your Lawn -- basically? You just would like a lusher Lawn? One little secret...

Lawns: Mobile AL lawns, mole crickets, mole cricket
mole crickets, mole cricket, parasitic nematode: This does not sound like an impossible dream at this point whatsoever, Henry. Just because someone has written it off ( seeds will not grow here ) doesn t mean you can t make it work. If seeds are going to have it rough, what makes you think Sod will do...

Lawns: Moss, underground sprinkler installation, soil fertility
underground sprinkler installation, soil fertility, acid soil: Gardens Alive sells something called Moss Aside : www.gardensalive.com I have not had to get rid of Moss -- I ve tested ways to grow it --but I have dealt with Gardens Alive many times and I think they have some excellent things on the shelf that won...

Lawns: Organic Post-Emergent Weed Control, corn gluten meal, tall fescue grass
corn gluten meal, tall fescue grass, cool season grasses: Your Corn Gluten Meal won t work on perennial Weeds, unfortunately. There are some solid rules to deal with these, the most important being: (a) NEVER let those invading Weeds go to seed and (2) DIG them out, then sow with Clover or Grass Seed right away...

Lawns: Overall Poor Quality Backyard Lawn, soil test lab, grass choices
soil test lab, grass choices, perfect time: I always say a house is not a home without a Dog. Unfortunately, Dogs do not make it easy to grow a beautiful Lawn. You are going to have to restrict Fido to his/her own personal space or you will never have Grass growing back there at all. I need to...

Lawns: organic gardening, compost bin, compost pile
compost bin, compost pile, crab grass: Sounds like you are a bit overwhelmed with the daunting tasks of landscaping a private home under difficult conditions and probably some trying circumstances as well. I ll bet that s not all that s wrong with your plot. You left out a ton of problems, didn...

Lawns: Prevention dog poop, black poodle, o clock
black poodle, o clock, conduct unbecoming: Every community has its share of rebels without a cause. Some walk dogs in their search for a quest, a way to improve mankind, a system designed to make the world a better place. I too have neighbors such as these. And my own father is as guilty as they...

Lawns: post-emergent organic control of chickweed, common chickweed, skull and bones
common chickweed, skull and bones, chemical weed: So many questions, so little time... OK. One by one. Where do I begin... CHICKWEED: Ixnay on the ayerBay. Growing Grass in nutrient-rich Soil with the proper pH reading, carefully balanced, is the best measure you can take for controlling ALL Weeds...

Lawns: Which Sod to Choose?, nitrogen fertilizer, coastal plain soils
nitrogen fertilizer, coastal plain soils, fuquay varina nc: I am guessing your First in Flight real estate is either somewhere around the Piedmont region or in Coastal Plain. Soils there tend to be topped with deep layers of Quartz sand, and need an annual liming to manage the acid pH. They can be high in K and...

Lawns: St. Augustine Grass, soil aerator, st augustine grass
soil aerator, st augustine grass, fungas: Hi there Did you apply sugar ever before in your lawn? As per my knowledge, sugar will provide base for fungas and other pest as having glucose in it. So I strongly disagree with application of sugar. Termite problem can be other outbreak. If its fungas,...

Lawns: Weed identification by root, seed pods, cooperative extension service
seed pods, cooperative extension service, washington state university: I should reject this question as outside my area of expertise , but it s important to (a) post this for the world, in the event that someone else recognizes it, and (b) let you know that this kind of flora ought to be i.d. d in person by your local Cooperative...

Lawns: Weeds, weeds and more weeds, different types of weeds, types of weeds
different types of weeds, types of weeds, selective herbicides: HI Sujit In the given circumstances selective herbicides will not give you desired results. Don t worry too much. Just follow the following steps 1 Spray Round up @ 50 ml/gal all over the lawn as it will finish your whole lawn. 2 Wait for at least 20...

Lawns: ANTS IN MY LAWN, carpenter ants, species of ants
carpenter ants, species of ants, carpenter ant: Of the dozen Carpenter Ant species in the state of Massachusetts, notes the Carpenter Ants Fact Sheet posted by Harvard University, There are only three pest species of Carpenter Ants. They warn: It is important to identify your ants. You can read...

Lawns: brown lawn (Salt on lawn), herd of elephants, winter damage
herd of elephants, winter damage, bermudagrass: Tell me please where you live so that I can help you. Your type of Grass would also help. My guess this is St Augustinegrass -- which is great for a Lawn that is slightly shaded and NEVER walked on. High Traffic tolerance is a trait you find in Bermudagrass....

Lawns: Centipede Grass, centipede, full blast
centipede, full blast, weeds: Tell me please where you are growing this Centipedegrass, my friend. I also need to know your Sun situation (full blast total Sun = 10; Shade = 1; which one are you?). And tell me what kind of Grass your neighbors are growing, what kind of Soil prep you...

Lawns: Crab Grass, vinegar solution, usda scientists
vinegar solution, usda scientists, vinegar and water: 95 percent of the lawns in this country are soaking in things like Round-Up and Weed-B-Gone. To rid your lawn of weeds, two user-friendly contact killers are gaining popularity: Vinegar and Pelargonic Acid. Laboratory-strength Vinegar has been studied...

Lawns: Crabgrass, Dandelion, Cape Cod
Dandelion, Cape Cod, Long Island: Pre-emergent, organic or not, must be applied at the time seeds are sprouting. Too late. At this point, your best plan of defense is to grow really good Grass: Watering well, fertilize VERY carefully, and MOW STRATEGICALLY. This is your best weapon for...

Lawns: dead spots in lawn, Ringer Lawn Restore, Ophiosphaerella
Ringer Lawn Restore, Ophiosphaerella, Leptosphaeria: Try spot seeding to fix the spots. Make sure you remove the dead brown Grass before you do this, then scratch the Soil surface and sprinkle Seed with a mixture of rich Soil and Humus. This is still a good time of year to do this. That said, you want to...

Lawns: Extra sod, Messenger, Harpin
Messenger, Harpin, Sod: Richard, this is a Very Sod Story, I m afraid. Sorry, I could not resist. Because it really is Sod. You cannot wait 2 days to install Sod and expect satisfactory results. Here it is Tuesday, going on Wednesday by the time you read this, 3 to 4 days....

Lawns: Fertilization after reseeding, Long Island Gardener, soil test
Long Island Gardener, soil test, Wintergard: Here s a website just for your, my friend: the University of Massachusetts Extension Service: www.umassextension.org/ Soil testing is one of their many services: www.umass.edu/plsoils/soiltest Order the Standard Soil Test with Organic Matter plus...

Lawns: Fescule Grass Turning Brown, fungus diseases, fungus problem
fungus diseases, fungus problem, university of california davis: Sounds like your Grass is on a feeding/watering schedule, rather than eating and drinking when it needs to. True or False? Fertilizing every 3 months is probably wiping out any beneficial microbes that keep Fungus diseases at bay. This is great if you...

Lawns: floratam growing on clay, cameron county, st augustine
Lawns: floratam growing on clay, cameron county, st augustine, bermuda

Lawns: floratam growing on clay, rio grande valley, tolerant grasses
rio grande valley, tolerant grasses, manila grass: I assume you are trying to cultivate a nice Lawn in one of the four Rio Grande Valley Counties: Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron. Designated South District 12 for Texas A&M purposes. Please correct me if I m wrong. Otherwise, all systems are go...

Lawns: Grass vs. House Flies, flies, Bermudagrass
flies, Bermudagrass, Bermuda grass: Sounds like your fly problem is totally out of control. I don t think Lavender is going to give you the results you want here -- problem is way too serious. I would get out the flypaper and use it, and use it, and use it until it s used up and the flies...

Lawns: gold spots or grass dying, gold spots, compost
gold spots, compost, fertilizer: Tell me please, Dwight, what kind of Grass this is and a little about the site -- shaded? near a tree? open and sunny? I d also like to know what kind of things you put on it to make it grow... Fertilizer? Compost? Weedkillers etc? Thanks for writing,...

Lawns: what to grow under my trees, japanese beetle grubs, high protein sources
japanese beetle grubs, high protein sources, bark mulches: I don t know what kind of bugs you have in Kentucky, but unless they re the monster-sized kind in the movies, there s no reason to fear bugs. Healthy soil is teaming with all kinds of life. Ground covers have anothing to do with it. If you use a lot of...

Lawns: Lawn, small potatoes, water system
small potatoes, water system, scotts: Here we go again with the Weed B Gone disaster questions. Sorry to hear your sad tale of woe with this lawnbuster. Tell me please the kind of Grass you are growing and where that would be in the world. Meantime, drench, drench, drench that poison into the...

Lawns: lawn care, winter lawn fertilizer, crab grass preventer
winter lawn fertilizer, crab grass preventer, corn gluten meal: Great idea, a schedule, in theory. You will have to adjust to allow for climate change and weather -- an early break in the weather during Spring means you will have to jump on the Corn Gluten Meal treatment to interrupt germination of Weed Seeds before it...

Lawns: lawn seed, warm season grass, national turfgrass evaluation program
warm season grass, national turfgrass evaluation program, drought tolerance: Warm Season Grass of choice for Shade is usually St Augustine -- but low Traffic only. For Sun, Bermudagrass does best. Warm Season Grass of choice for higher Traffic is almost always Bermudagrass. But it needs blazing Sun to do that. Cool Season Shade...

Lawns: moss, moss problem, drainage problem
moss problem, drainage problem, drainage water: Trouble in Paradise... The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides points out, Lime does not kill moss, but encourages a healthy, vigorous Lawn that outcompetes Mosses. Here s the URL: www.pesticide.org/pubs/alts/moss/mossinlawns.html...

Lawns: New construction lawn and garden, Long Island Gardener, Earthworms
Long Island Gardener, Earthworms, Manure Tea: Your Sod must be growing on something besides concrete rubble and sand, no? Usually, I jump on the words Soil Test for this kind of problem. But yours is so bad, I think that s premature. Note by the way that if you are going to use chemical Fertilizers,...

Lawns: St. Augustine sparse under oak tree, grass competition, drip line
grass competition, drip line, clay soil: Can we assume this Oak is NOT a Black Oak? Because if it is, you can forget about growing everything there except more of the Black Oak thanks to juglones (those repulsive chemicals oozed by certain plant roots that don t like to share). Let s start with...

Lawns: Stickers, centipede lawns, field sandbur
centipede lawns, field sandbur, aggie horticulture: Those Spiky Stickers come from an Annual Grassy Weed called the Sandbur. Ever read Texas Monthly Magazine? Their columnist Mimi Swartz wrote a whole column one time about Sandburs and their Sticker seeds: The best ways to get rid of Sandburs are (a)...

Lawns: sodding St. Augustine and Neighbor has Bermuda, sod lawn, agricultural research centers
sod lawn, agricultural research centers, coop extension: Good question, and I am so happy you asked BEFORE you moved on this. The answer to this is not as important actually as the answer to some other questions you did not ask. Why did they pick Bermudagrass and you picked St Augustine? Bermudagrass is...

Lawns: yellowing in my st augustine, st. augustinegrass, weeds
st. augustinegrass, weeds, corn gluten: NEVER use 2,4-D. I don t care who makes it. The stuff is outlawed in several states and it is awful. Besides, there are newer, better ways to deal with this problem. I am sorry your local Co-op people are not up on the latest technology. They mean well....

Lawns: brown spots on new grass, rye grass seed, weed invasion
rye grass seed, weed invasion, dead grass: Some mess you ve got there to deal with, dear. Pity you did not contact me before you used the chemicals. Please tell me what fertilizer and combination weed/killer and fertilizer you used. Also what do you mean by thatch the old dead grass out ...

Lawns: Cinch bugs St augustine grass, cinch bugs, st augustine grass
cinch bugs, st augustine grass, fungus diseases: Most people are 10 steps behind you when they arrive at this website. I m impressed, Sharon. You ve already conducted your coffee can exercise. You might consider it a message that this is not a Chinchbug problem. Of course you are probably doing that...

Lawns: clay soil / dry molasses, soil testers, beneficial microorganisms
soil testers, beneficial microorganisms, dirt doctor: Tell me, my friend, do you have Soil testers conveniently located in your part of the country? It s a critical part of the prescription for improving your Lawn, see. If you know what s in your Soil, you know what you need to add, and what you don t need...

Lawns: Darken the color of my lawn, sod areas, fungus attack
sod areas, fungus attack, service asap: Contact your Cooperative Extension Service asap: web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/hort32.html Find their Turfgrass expert and bring over samples of both Grasses. You have got to get the same Grass -- probably your choice will be fine since both are apparently...

Lawns: Darken the color of my lawn, organic lawns, lawn fertlizer
Lawns: Darken the color of my lawn, organic lawns, lawn fertlizer, chicago burbs

Lawns: How to fix a brown spot from leaving something out on it, blow up water slide, warm season grass
blow up water slide, warm season grass, lawn overseeding: Depending on how bad the damage is (much depends on moisture levels, temperature, soil, Grass type and growth, and a host of other varaibles), you may find the Grass recovers SOMEWHAT. But the best thing to do at this point is to rake the area to ensure all...

Lawns: flies in my grass, frit fly, tiki torches
frit fly, tiki torches, natural predators: Get out the flypaper and the hanging flypaper strips right away for fast relief. This is not just annoying, it s unhealthy. Let s figure out what this bug is. Ever hear of a Frit Fly ? Not a FRUIT Fly. A FRIT Fly. Says the University of Arizona...

Lawns: Ground Mold, mold mildew, mold and mildew
mold mildew, mold and mildew, compost tea: I would bring in a sample to get a better description at least of your problem -- Mold and Mildew do not grow on Soil. But some Fungi would grow on organic matter that is present in the Soil. So I admit, I m a little confused. But I don t want to delay...

Lawns: Large dead spot in lawn, wood, tree
wood, tree, grass: The patchy, uncooperative Grass you described is a classic symptom of There-Used-To-Be-A-Tree-Here Disease. Homeowners LOVE to plant Trees smack in the middle of the Lawn, right behind the house. Back decades ago, there was that very popular poem, I think...

Lawns: what to do with my lawn . . ., crab grass, soil test
crab grass, soil test, drought season: Autumn is the best time of year to plant a new Lawn. Second best: Spring (and you have missed the boat on that one, I m afraid). You can t grow first rate Grass without first rate Soil. Spend your Summer building up your Soil. First step: Get a Soil...

Lawns: lowering ph, centipede lawn, iron sulfides
centipede lawn, iron sulfides, cold waves: Centipedegrass does not complain much even if you grow it in poor Soil. It needs little maintenance. However, Centipede is a also Grass that NEEDS Acid Soil -- a pH between 5 and 6. To make growing and keeping a Centipede Lawn as simple as possible,...

Lawns: lumpy lawn, grub worms, moles and voles
grub worms, moles and voles, nitrogen fertilizer: Grubs munch the roots of Turfgrasses -- they do not physically move Soil and make lumps and bumps all over. Perhaps you mixed this up with damage by Moles and Voles? Some states -- Colorado for instance -- are known for such an active Earthworms that bumpy...

Lawns: New lawn growing with TONS of weeds, corn gluten meal, extension horticulturist
corn gluten meal, extension horticulturist, grass seeds: Tall Fescue in Covina, CA. Beautiful. Because simply MOWING your Lawn correctly is the single best thing you can do to get rid of Weeds. Yes, I know, that s very hard to believe. Read on. Maybe you ll convert. How often are you Mowing? How low are...

Lawns: Newly seeded area oer fertilized no growth, Fusarium, Fescue
Fusarium, Fescue, shade: Scotts Turfbuilder 20-27-5 is high in chemical salts, but much of this will leach through your Soil and evaporate into thin air fairly quickly no matter how much you use. So there may be something else that s wrong. I ll assume you are diligent about...

Lawns: new lawn sown with falcon III 9/07, drought resistance, starter fertilizer
drought resistance, starter fertilizer, tall fescue: Developed at the McCarthy-Burlingham Research Farm in Oregon, Falcon III is an improved strain of heat- and disease-resistant 1970 s era Falcon Tall Fescue, distinguished for its legendary drought resistance and slow metabolism (i.e., less mowing). This is...

Lawns: Soil Test....now what?, fescue, Milky Spore Disease
fescue, Milky Spore Disease, soil test: This is going to be an abbreviated answer for you, Claudia, because I don t want to gloss over this. It must have taken you the entire afternoon (or longer) to put that question together. I am impressed. If everyone worked as hard as you do we would have...

Lawns: Starting Backyard from scratch, white clover seed, playing russian roulette
white clover seed, playing russian roulette, tall fescue: Sounds like you are doing a great job in your Garden State plot. Have you not used the word SOIL TEST for a reason? This is a very important bit of information. Without it, you are driving a car without a gas gauge. Baking a cake without a thermometer....

Lawns: soil depth, warm season grass, grass country
warm season grass, grass country, grass plant: Pity, because Tile will interfere -- badly -- with drainage. And drainage is critical. No drainage, no air. No air, no Oxygen. No Oxygen leads to anaerobic bacteria (leading to a number of bacterial diseases), suffocates Oxygen-deprived roots, kills...

Lawns: Black Mold on Lawn, stripe smut, lawn
stripe smut, lawn, fungus: Sure would like to know what Grass they used to spray your Soil with, Melissa. Fast growing Grass is usually Rye, but this is growing strong in Shade. Please find out what Grass they put down -- you will need to know this so that you can do things like...

Lawns: best grass for nj, personal injury lawyer, tall fescue
personal injury lawyer, tall fescue, frisbee players: My plain vanilla all purpose best all around grass for the Northeast goes to..... TALL FESCUE. I LOVE Tall Fescue. I mean, what can you NOT LOVE about this Grass? It s not a 10 in the looks department, but it makes up for that in SO MANY WAYS. ...

Lawns: brown patch, brown spot, messenger
brown spot, messenger, harpin: Brown Patch Disease -- Rhizoctonia solani -- usually hits Warm Season Grasses. Are you living in Warm Season Grass territory? The first symptom is Yellowing or chlorosis of the foliage. Wilting of the foliage can be associated with the chlorosis. ...

Lawns: brown spots in new yard, leaf sheaths, laying sod
leaf sheaths, laying sod, alabama cooperative extension: It is time to stop watering, my friend. This is a Fungus. Once your Sod grows into your Soil (if that did happen -- I hope your landscaper knows how to prepare the Soil for rolling out Sod), once the roots have recovered and made themselves at home, it...

Lawns: CGM & soil test, CGM, cornmeal gluten
CGM, cornmeal gluten, weedkiller: Two Minnesota companies are now licensed to sell Corn Gluten Meal pre-emergent weedkillers: (1) A company called GreenPro, which appears to be a professional landscaping company (the only address I have listed for them is P.O. Box 9, Stewart, MN 55385;...

Lawns: Crab grass in Sod, crab grass, grass country
crab grass, grass country, season grass: Your Crabgrass is probably an Annual plant. One of the hazards of tilling Soil before you sow Grass Seed or roll out Sod is that you bring to the surface dormant Weed seeds that lay dormant, waiting to sprout. My guess is this Crabgrass got just the zing...

Lawns: Cutting Long Grass, neighbour, grass
neighbour, grass, good luck: This is an emergency... Get yourself a large container of Harpin Protein, which is sold as Messenger at garden centers, and dose it up all over the Lawn. Recovery program. Grass cut too short may never recover. Give it a break and see what you can do...

Lawns: Dying Grass, fungus attack, nitrogen fertilizers
fungus attack, nitrogen fertilizers, weed and feed: I apologize for taking so long to reply to your question, my friend in Dallas, but I am really backed up here and your question is not a simple one. I hope you understand. Your problem sounds very clearly like a Fungus case to me. I would like to know...

Lawns: Dying grass, soil absorption field, septic system management
soil absorption field, septic system management, purdue university extension: The Oregon State University Extension Service Water Quality Educator points out, It is normal for there to be stripes over the septic system, especially during the Summer -- the Grass above the drain lines may be either greener or browner, depending on your...

Lawns: Emerald Zoysia, Long Island Gardener, Zoysia
Long Island Gardener, Zoysia, CGM: The Expert Formerly Known as Charlotte B. went into considerable detail about her schedule and treatments. If I recall correctly, she lived in Texas. Her prolific use of Table Sugar continues to receive wide attention and comment, although I think it was...

Lawns: establishing new lawns, pennsylvania, Long Island Gardener
pennsylvania, Long Island Gardener, manure: Weeks and weeks have passed since your question was packed into my mailbox, my friend. I apologize for making you wait so long to hear from me. Please understand I am really, really, really backed up here, and there are other people who are waiting even...

Lawns: Need advice on how to keep st. augustine grass from spreading, turfgrass, st augustine
Lawns: Need advice on how to keep st. augustine grass from spreading, turfgrass, st augustine, grasses

Lawns: possible slime mold, slime molds, mycologist
Lawns: possible slime mold, slime molds, mycologist, spores

Lawns: GOOSE GRASS, goosegrass, round-up
goosegrass, round-up, soil: Not sure if this is Goosegrass? Bring a sample to your Cooperative Extension for a look-see and i.d. it -- KNOW THY ENEMY. Otherwise, how are you gonna kill the Goosegrass? Meantime, we can try to do this a little quicker than an appointment with the...

Lawns: Grubs, grubs, nematodes
grubs, nematodes, Bt: Grubs, you say? Let s make sure first you have a Grubs PROBLEM: www.helium.com/items/488952-how-to-get-rid-of-grubs-in-the-lawn My article on How to get rid of Grubs in the Lawn identifies the Nematodes and/or Bacteria you can use to get rid of these...

Lawns: Grubs, now crabgrass, long island gardener, cornell
long island gardener, cornell, soil: OK, we know you have a Grubs problem. Let s learn about Grubs, Birds and Soil today. GRUBS: Grubs are an interesting problem. Garden Soil is TEEMING with Grub PREDATORS. Your yard is a hostile environment for these pests. Scientists who study them...

Lawns: grass fungus, red, grass
red, grass, lawn: Do you mean Red Thread Fungus? Red Tide is an environmental horror story encountered by fish and underwater ecosystems... not on Lawn Grass. Please confirm. A few quick words in case this is Red Thread ( Laetisaria fuciformis ), a high-profile, Cool-weather...

Lawns: What grass should I grow for hot temperatures, mycorrhizae, grass
mycorrhizae, grass, bermuda: You may have heard that Tall Fescue is a good drought tolerant Grass. That s NOT for you, sir. Fescue is a great choice ... in other climates. REAL Experts will tell you that Bermudagrass, Buffalo, St Augustine and Zoysia require about one-third less...

Lawns: kill my grass, acid loving plants, sodium ions
acid loving plants, sodium ions, scorched earth policy: You want to KILL the Grass... temporarily? Some people would invest in a truckload of RoundUp, which would be very bad for a lot of things including you. RoundUp is also expensive. And... it s not the cheapest way to do it. Plus, it is not effective....

Lawns: How to kill weeds before planting, plastic garbage bags, plant grass seed
plastic garbage bags, plant grass seed, gravel driveway: Depending on where in the planet you are growing this 1/2 acre of Grass, Solarization might or might not work. Your other option: Cover the vegetation with sheets of black plastic garbage bags and/or newspaper to block light from reaching them. This happens...

Lawns: what kind of lawn do I need, tall fescue, fine fescue
tall fescue, fine fescue, seedland: Fescue to the Rescue. Tall Fescue is distinguished for its long, deep taproot -- 4 feet or longer. That taproot gives Tall Fescue access to moisture that s completely out of reach for wimpy Grass. Tall Fescue is also thick. Its blades are strong. ...

Lawns: Lawn, chlorophyll molecule, peat moss
chlorophyll molecule, peat moss, grass overseeding: First, consider that VIVID Green is risky. It s like taking a middle aged guy and giving him Speed. How long are you going to do that before the guy gets a heart attack? How much Chlorophyll and soft stem Tissue are you going to force this plant to build...

Lawns: lawn, fescue, brown
fescue, brown, georgia: It s been 100 years since chemist Fritz Huber cooked up the first batch of Nitrogen fertilizer at his lab in Karlsruhe, Germany. One hundred years... Please see the essay, Ways to maintain healthy lawns and gardens without using harmful chemicals...

Lawns: lawn, Long Island Gardener, slime mold
Long Island Gardener, slime mold, spores: Sounds like you re watering too much, too soon, using too many fertilizers, trying too hard to grow perfect Grass and perfect flowers. See this Albama Cooperative Extension piece, Slime Molds on Home Lawns , by Austin Hagan, Professor of Plant Pathology...

Lawns: long to short grass, grass, collar
grass, collar, sheath: You ve got a problem, my friend. Never heard the rule about mowing a maximum 1/3rd of the blade? All that work. And all you have is hay to show for it. Boy, oh, boy, do I feel your pain. Pour me a cold beer, please. Let s go over the specs of this...

Lawns: MN 55343 - basics, grass, lawn
grass, lawn, Long Island Gardener: First, let me apologize for not getting to your question sooner, Susan. I am badly backed up here and I don t want to cheat anyone out of a complete answer. So I hope you ll understand I was not ignoring you. You have asked some big questions here and I...

Lawns: Need advice on how to keep st. augustine grass from spreading, st augustine grass, underground rhizomes
st augustine grass, underground rhizomes, grass lawns: St Augustinegrass and Bermudagrass are very different species. Bitterblue and Seville strains of St Augustine can take a LOT of shade, and St Augustine generally is considered reasonably shade-tolerant. Bermuda can t. St Augustine spreads in a flash with...

Lawns: New sod, mushroom growth, sod installation, mushroom growth
sod installation, mushroom growth, northern minnesota: Mushrooms freak people out, but there is probably nothing bad about these and you have nothing to worry about. Much more important that you should keep your new sod installation moist. The mushrooms are a good sign at least that there are no Fungicides...

Lawns: New zoysia, new grass, protein product
new grass, protein product, harpin protein: Odds will tip in your favor if you apply asap a product called Messenger . Technically a Harpin Protein product, Messenger accelerates recovery following trauma or disease. In plants, that is. It is best sprayed on, with the excess dumped into the soil...

Lawns: Northeast New Lawn Yields Crabgrass & Weeds, bluegrass, Sugar
bluegrass, Sugar, Black Medic: My friend, I don t know what you mean by all Scott s products . They have a very big line of products, firstly. That doesn t narrow it down. What do you mean by that? Crabgrass killer? Fertilizer? Which ones? Let me add that I am dead set against...

Lawns: new lawn, grass. sod, mats
grass. sod, mats, water: Take photos of your Grass -- and this stuff here is called sod for your future information -- on a daily basis. The last thing you want is the landscaper telling you that the Grass WAS Green when HE left, then turned brown because YOU failed to water it....

Lawns: new lawn, soil test, size shoes
soil test, size shoes, size shoe: Aaron, when you go out to buy shoes, do you look at the box to see what size the shoes are? Do you pick out just any pair that you like? Or do you make sure you get the RIGHT SIZE SHOES? How do you know what size shoe to get, Aaron? Because years...

Lawns: Orange Residue, puccinia, rust
puccinia, rust, lawn: North Dakota State University s Dept of Agriculture describes symptoms of the Puccinia Fungus, known as Rust , on Lawngrasses. Rust, they write, becomes severe on susceptible varieties during hot periods of the Summer when Grass growth is reduced. Here...

Lawns: organic lawn care, golf course greens, organic lawn care
golf course greens, organic lawn care, organic lawncare: Sugar is not an effective Soil amendment for Grass or anything else. It MIGHT boost bacterial levels, and that would be good for plants that prefer Bacterially dominated Soils in acidic Soil. Vegetable Gardens, Cut flowers, Grass all like the Nitrate kind...

Lawns: I have a patch of grass that is dying, grass, patch
grass, patch, reason: Tell me, is the drain pipe emptying at all at this point? How deep is the pipe (I d like to know how far it is from your Grass)? After a rain, what kind of drainage do you see? What kind of Grass are you growing and where in the Northwest are you? ...

Lawns: possible slime mold, Fuligo, f. septica
Fuligo, f. septica, dog vomit: Gargantuan Amoebas oozing over the Grass.... Attack of the Slime Mold! In large numbers, these amorphous creepy crawlers look like Dog Vomit. Eeeewww! I d be scared, too! Who wants their baby crawling around in this stuff? Let s look at these Plasmodial...

Lawns: Sod, Long Island Gardener, weeds
Long Island Gardener, weeds, sod: Depends on the preparation before the Sod went down. Did you prepare the Soil first? Weeds must be removed; Soil should be a blank slate, free of debris rocks twigs, etc. Any Weeds that were not removed or covered (as with thick layers of Newspaper)...

Lawns: Spotty grass growth and poor drought resistance, clay, soil
clay, soil, subsoil: I must confess I am a little confused about your Soil profile. Are you saying you have Red-DISH Clay, or do you have Red Clay (a specific kind of Soil), or is it light Brown? Red Clay Soil gets its red from Iron Oxide (Fe2O3). Iron is a reactive metal...

Lawns: St Augustine, Chinchbug, Chinch bug
Chinchbug, Chinch bug, Bigeyed Bug: Blissus insularis? Chinch Bug damage? This creepy crawler favors HOT, DRY WEATHER and RADIANT HEAT sources: Streets, Sidewalks, Foundations, Driveways. Here the bug is a Featured Creature at University of Florida Agricultural School: creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/orn/turf/southern_chinch_bug.htm...

Lawns: soggy sod, rye, bluegrass
rye, bluegrass, cool: It sounds like someone traipsed over the grass, at least once with a mower, while it was wet. This should NEVER happen. Of course it does. But the damage is compounded when you are dealing with something new, like a newly seeded Lawn, or newly rolled...

Lawns: putting sugar on my lawn?, weedkiller, fungus
weedkiller, fungus, mushrooms: Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at sup-per time... ever hear that song? McGuire Sisters, 1957 -- my little Sister Eileen carried the nickname Sugarplum and still responds to the call for Shug! when her father calls her. This is as far...

Lawns: tired lawn, new york, grass
new york, grass, lawn: New York -- Cool Season Grass Country. Current weather stats don t even begin to describe the kind of egg-frying, steak broiling, water boiling weather you and I are dealing with this year. What do you think this is going to do to your Lawn? I d normally...

Lawns: Weed control, burdock, long island gardener
burdock, long island gardener, lawn: Burdock is one of several Weeds linked to infrequent mowing. It should be sharing your landscape with Chicory, Bull Thistle, Wild Carrot and Teasel. I need to know where you live -- zipcode please -- and DEFINITELY I need to know what kind of Grass you...

Lawns: Weed problem, West Coast, British Columbia
West Coast, British Columbia, weeds: I ve said it before and I ll say it again: You CANNOT grow a great Lawn without great Seed. And you can t grow great Grass without great Soil. It all begins with your Soil. What I m saying is, You think you have a Weed problem. But what you had was a...

Lawns: I want a new lawn, gus gus, scott patches
gus gus, scott patches, new grass: Gus, you would not believe how many questions I have backed up right now in my box here at AllExperts with the same problem you are asking about. Landscapers all over the country and no one seems to know what they are doing. I feel your pain. I hope I...

Lawns: Yellow Cotton Fluff Fungus on my Lawn, cotton candy, dog vomit
cotton candy, dog vomit, fungus: Sounds like someone s Fungus of the Month from 1999, photographed here: botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/june99.html and known as the Dog Vomit Fungus . Let s look at these Plasmodial Myxomycete Eumycetozoans. First, they re NOT Molds. They...

Lawns: Brown dead lawn, soaker hoses, westchester county ny
soaker hoses, westchester county ny, irrigation systems: Hello Mario- First how do you water your grass? Sprinklers and irrigation systems work all right, but I prefer to use soaker hoses. Water everyday until you see water running off the lawn, then shut it off, once the water is running...

Lawns: Brown Spots, gray leaf spot, aggie horticulture
gray leaf spot, aggie horticulture, bermudagrass lawns: Please see photos of Brown Patch, Gray Leaf Spot, Leaf Spot and Nematodes at this website and tell me, sir, if you see anywhere here a picture of YOUR Lawn: www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/articles/tf0033.aspx There are many diseases that strike Bermudagrass...

Lawns: black dirt, pond soil, soil layering
pond soil, soil layering, sponge effect: Okay, this sounds to me like a soil layering problem then, assuming somebody laid this pond soil on top of the native sand. Whenever you have a medium change like that, the water won t go through. It s known as the sponge effect. Think about this experiment....

Lawns: brown grass, soaker hoses, brown grass
soaker hoses, brown grass, little critters: Hello Richard Let me ask you a question- do you use fertilizer,or chemicals? If you do your yard becomes dependent on them and it cases away all the little critters, bugs and microbes that your lawn needs.Nature put those things there for a...

Lawns: brown patches throughout lawn, scotts fertilizer, balanced fertilizer
scotts fertilizer, balanced fertilizer, chemical fertilizers: And educated guess says that your patches are Fungus related -- but that guess is WORTHLESS without a Soil Test. Like I just told someone else, to quote Cornell, The supply of essential nutrients in Soil cannot be determined without conducting a Soil Test....

Lawns: Clarification on crabgrass and clover, corn gluten meal, organic lawn care
corn gluten meal, organic lawn care, clover: Welcome to the clean, fresh world of green grass. Don t you love the way Grass smells when you mow it? I mean, there s nothing like it. Lots of people don t really know what that smells like. People whose Lawns are covered with weedkiller and grubkiller...

Lawns: compost bins, waste management board, rich compost
waste management board, rich compost, finished compost: Push Mowers are SUPERB ways to mow your Lawn. For a lot of reasons. First, they make NO Carbon footprint. Not too many things today can boast about that. Your sweat is the only source of energy. Next, they mow BETTER than electrics or gas mowers because...

Lawns: crabgrass, little critters, chemical fertilizers
little critters, chemical fertilizers, green grass: Hi Sarah, I wouldn t recommend going against the manufacturers instructions,so i would check that first and see what it says. i also wouldn t recommend using those products, i might be a little old fashioned but i just pull all the weeds,crabgrass,ugly...

Lawns: Dogs and a Lawn, tall fescue, dogs on the lawn
tall fescue, dogs on the lawn: The toughest stuff I can think of is Tall Fescue. Unfortunately, even that can only handle so much. If it doesn t handle the traffic as well as you d hope, I m not sure where to go from there. There are limits to what grasses can handle, and 4 large dogs...

Lawns: Dying Grass, cinch bugs, idea what kind
cinch bugs, idea what kind, grubs: Delores, I have no idea where you are writing from. You MIGHT have a Cinchbug problem; you MIGHT have a Grubs problem. Give me a clue about where your Grass grows and we can figure this out. If you have any idea what kind of Grass you have, that would...

Lawns: Flortam grass - lime in color, Floratam, St. Augustine
Floratam, St. Augustine, Lawn Color: Hi Liz, Lawns will often take on varying shades of green over the course of a year. That s pretty normal. As long as it isn t starting to turn brown, you should be safe. My guess is that it s probably getting hungry and a good organic fertilizer...

Lawns: Grass growth, grass growth, grass areas
grass growth, grass areas, growing grass: I really don t know what to tell you Jason. Are they weeds or what? Just a different type of grass? Try and find out why those areas grow faster,greener,and do that to your whole yard!does that area get more water? When I started fixing my yard and...

Lawns: grass cuttings rooting in close by garden areas, lawn, rhizomes
lawn, rhizomes, clipping: Hi Arlene, It s highly unlikely that any of the clippings are causing the problem. Grass can generate new plants through seed or tillers known as rhizomes or stolons. Think about it for a second.... If grass could regenerate through clippings, why ever...

Lawns: grass growth, red deer alberta, c j brown
red deer alberta, c j brown, homework question: If it is in fact a problem with localized fertilization, then there s not much to do. Fertilizing the whole lawn would mask those spots, but you wouldn t be able to discourage the grass in those spots from doing well. Other than that, I m not quite sure...

Lawns: grass seed, grass clippings, grass seed
grass clippings, grass seed, thin layer: I don t think so. When i was a kid me and my dad planted some grass in our back yard. By planted I mean we put grass seed on top of the dirt,and let it sit. Well what the birds didn t get the ants did and the rest just kind of dried up.We asked around...

Lawns: growing grass in arizona, warm season grasses, cool season grasses
warm season grasses, cool season grasses, growing grass: On matters of seed and sod I consult Seedland.com. My experience has found them to be informed and direct. I m a person who likes to study every facet of a subject before making a decision, down to the finest minutiae. While I plead inexperience with growing...

Lawns: Horticultural Corn Meal, Horticultural Corn Meal, organics
Horticultural Corn Meal, organics: You can buy it online here: http://www.marshallgrain.com/ Look under the fungicides section. I do want to caution you though that many of these all natural products that make pest control claims fail to pan out under controlled testing. I haven...

Lawns: help before i use concret, yellow grass, new grass
yellow grass, new grass, lawn grass: Osceola County, Florida. Ernesto, You lucky duck. One of the benefits of paying taxes is that we sometimes get special services that other people pay for. In the Orange Juice State, you have a well funded, very active Cooperative Extension Service that...

Lawns: Japanese beetles, Milky Spore, and nematodes, milky spore, japanese beetles
milky spore, japanese beetles, parasitic nematodes: Put the Milky Spore down asap. The sooner, the better. You re right, this is going to take some time and you want to get that show on the road. All those chemicals... They ll kill everything including the Birds and any number of beneficial insects that...

Lawns: How to keep a green lawn, soaker hoses, irrigation systems
soaker hoses, irrigation systems, irrigation system: Lets start with the basics David- First how do you water your grass? Sprinklers and irrigation systems work all right, but I prefer to use soaker hoses. Water everyday until you see water running off the lawn, then shut it off, once the water...

Lawns: how to keep snakes out of your yard, snakes, grass
snakes, grass: I haven t heard of any plants that specifically repel snakes, but I have heard that this snake repellent is pretty good. You ll just need to be diligent about applying it on a regular basis. http://www.liquidfence.com/snake-repellents.html Let me know...

Lawns: killing bentgrass, bentgrass patches
bentgrass patches: You ve got the right idea, but just kill the bentgrass, not the whole lawn. Ironically, I just published a column on this very topic that you can read by following the link below. It answers it pretty much exactly. http://www.thelawncoach.com/Past_Columns/Entries/2008/8/25_Bentgrass_is_Best_Left_on_the_Fairway.html...

Lawns: Large Dead Patches, cinch bugs, dead patches
cinch bugs, dead patches, knockout blow: Hello Mrs. Goslin, Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I have had some issues at work going on and have been working some pretty long hours last week.Here I am now though and here is my answer: What I think has happened...

Lawns: Lawn, soaker hoses, irrigation systems
soaker hoses, irrigation systems, irrigation system: Hello Barb, Not to worry all is not lost!This yard can be saved, but you need to stay away from the fertilizers.It will take some time but your yard will be better that ever,just follow these basic steps and please stay away from the fertilizer!...

Lawns: Lawn, weeds, lawn
weeds, lawn, dead grass: Hi there! Yeah, weeds can be agonizingly persistent. You do need to keep on top of them or they ll take off. I would say YES to the application of the Scott s product right now so you can further thin the weeds out to make room for new grass. THEN...

Lawns: Lawn Height in Winter, c j brown, height c
c j brown, height c, long island: About 3 inches is ideal. It s really not different than the healthy length for the growing season. For some reason, I hear that you re either supposed to mow it short or let it grow long, depend on who s talking. Neither is correct. Just keep it normal...

Lawns: Lawn Mushrooms, mushrooms
mushrooms: Mushrooms grow when you have a lot of organic matter in the soil, AND plenty of moisture. Really, they are an indication that the soil is healthy and shouldn t be viewed as a really bad thing. To stop them, practice your golf swing. Really! I know that...

Lawns: Lawn Seeds, grass seedlings, national turfgrass evaluation program
grass seedlings, national turfgrass evaluation program, lawn seeds: If only this was a simple answer. My best reference for you would be the NTEP program -- National Turfgrass Evaluation Program. If you want to check the numbers, go to their website: www.ntep.org and look down the column in your state. A word...

Lawns: lawn, Bentgrass Weeds clover Creeping charlie lawns
Bentgrass Weeds clover Creeping charlie lawns: I d need to see some pictures to be sure, but it sounds a lot like you ve got some patches of Bentgrass infestation. Bentgrass is ideal on golf course putting greens, tees, and fairways due to its affinity for short mowing. In a home lawn, it s really more...

Lawns: lawn, planting grass seed, soaker hoses
planting grass seed, soaker hoses, irrigation systems: No ,I would just keep it there. The new soil will help it too. Also by pulling the weeds it will help your grass there because it will get the nutrients that the weeds were sucking up. If you take care of the grass you do have it will be less work than pulling...

Lawns: lawn, dollar weed, lawn care
dollar weed, lawn care: There are a few professional grade products that will do the trick nicely, but you d have to contract with someone to do it for you. Just make sure you really put them through the 3rd degree. There are a lot of cookie cutter services who will promise control...

Lawns: lawn, scotts lawn service, fertilizer treatment
scotts lawn service, fertilizer treatment, c j brown: Diseases like rust will always be around, and your lawn will always get something at some point. It s like trying to keep yourself from getting a cold, or the flu. You can take good care of yourself, but there are no guarantees. Trying to control your own...

Lawns: lawn condition, mid summer, occuring
mid summer, occuring, fertilizer: Hey Joe! I m also from So Cal!(when I m not stationed in Sicily, that is...)well what I would think would be that maybe your fertilizer runs out for lack of a better term. Thats when it starts to get ugly,you return all the chemicals and it takes...

Lawns: lawn fungus, Corn Gluten, lawn disease
Corn Gluten, lawn disease, chemicals: Hi Becky, When you say your regimen for lawn care using corn meal gluten , I must confess that I m not quite sure what you are speaking about. Perhaps it was another expert on here? Please keep in mind that we are all independent advise givers here at...

Lawns: lawn repair, labor day weekend, top soil
labor day weekend, top soil, ground pool: Hey Chris- Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I have had some work issues going on and have been working some pretty long hours last week. Anyways Chris I don t know how big your yard is but I would think that you could take that...

Lawns: lawns, cool season grasses, rust spores
cool season grasses, rust spores, rust fungi: Your Orange powder is typical of the late-Summer Puccinia and Uromyces Fungi -- Rust , ESPECIALLY after a dry spell. The Orange dust you see is Fungal spores spreading over the Grass. Stripe Rust hits the Northeast in Spring and Fall; the Pacific Coast...

Lawns: laying sod, Bermuda grass sod.
Bermuda grass sod.: Hi Bryan, We can never predict the weather, so there s always going to be some risk involved. I would say to go for it. If the sod goes dormant, that doesn t mean your investment is lost. It just means that much of the sod won t knit until next Spring....

Lawns: moss, moss killer, soaker hoses
moss killer, soaker hoses, irrigation systems: Whats up Gary? How well did the moss killer do? hopefully it didn t hurt your grass too bad. I would restore the grass back to normal by getting back to the basics. First how do you water your grass?Sprinklers and irrigation...

Lawns: mulch, mulch material, juniperus virginiana
mulch material, juniperus virginiana, insect pests: Cedar gets all the votes among those who want a waterproof mulch that does not retain water. Cedar Chips and Cedar Oil repel many insect pests. Cedar Chips discourage Chinchbugs, Pillbugs, Ants, Fleas and Termites. Note that in reality, Cedar by any other...

Lawns: to mulch or not to mulch, clumps of grass, blades of grass
clumps of grass, blades of grass, mulching mower: Hey Bud- Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I have had some work issues going on and have been working some pretty long hours last week. When you say mulch do you mean you have a lawnmower that is specifically for mulching? Or do you...

Lawns: natural lawn care, soaker hoses, irrigation systems
soaker hoses, irrigation systems, irrigation system: Hey Raul Lets start with the basics- First how do you water your grass? Sprinklers and irrigation systems work all right,but I prefer to use soaker hoses.Water everyday until you see water running off the lawn,then shut it off, once...

Lawns: new lawns, peat moss, new lawns
peat moss, new lawns, plant grass: Hey Jim- What is rock hound? Do you mean that you are going to go through your yard and get all the rocks out? That is what I am assuming. Before I begin let me tell you that I have been doing a little research and I am...

Lawns: Oak seedlings/saplings, acorns, oak saplings
acorns, oak saplings, lawn: Actually, this is a case where I think you are being over-diligent. Oak trees cannot tolerate being mowed. 2 or 3 mowings will usually do them in for good. Don t worry about pulling, just cut the grass regularly. The excessive acorns would pile up eventually...

Lawns: Orange Residue on Lawn, Rust, fungus
Rust, fungus, lawn disease: It sounds exactly like you re dealing with Rust. This is a mild fungal disease, and the orange stuff you are seeing is the spores of the fungus. Typically it does not merit treatment even if it is annoying. Rust appears as an orange or yellowish-orange...

Lawns: Organic gardening, St Augustine Grass, weeds
St Augustine Grass, weeds, lawn: A healthy St Augustine Lawn will shove out pretty much every Weed that tries to settle in it. Your Weed problem indicates your Lawn is not so healthy. Two words: Soil Test. The groaning begins. I know, I know. Look at it this way: You would not bake...

Lawns: Organic Lawn/garden, Milorganite, Organic Fertilizer
Milorganite, Organic Fertilizer, corn gluten: Hi Mike, I have good news and bad news. Yes and no. Organic fertilizers are great. They break down very slowly and feed the lawn for several months. It truly is nutrition as nature intended. Milorganite is one variety (processed sewage sludge),...

Lawns: Is it possible to Lay A Lawn on top of woodchip...?, sod grass, woodchip
sod grass, woodchip, woodchips: Those Woodchips are going to cause a LOT of problems, my friend. Because as they decompose, they will consume all the Nitrogen in the house, leaving nothing for your new Sod/Grass. And if they are UNDERground, there will be very little Oxygen for the...

Lawns: profuse weeds, broadleaf weed, st augustine grass
broadleaf weed, st augustine grass, bermuda grass: Ok Nancy- let me see if I am getting your concerns right, #1- Your front yard is being invaded by your neighbors Bermuda grass. The only thing you can do here is to put up some kind of a barrier between your yard and his(I m assuming there is nothing...

Lawns: quackgrass encroaching from neighbor, quackgrass, barriers
quackgrass, barriers: I have to be honest in saying that I ve never heard of such a thing, but theoretically it would work. Quackgrass spreads by underground tillers known as rhizomes. If you stopped them from getting into an area, that would stop the spread. If you are going...

Lawns: RE: lawn and ivy, Zoysia, Tall Fescue
Zoysia, Tall Fescue, St. Augustine: 2nd things first. Unless you can actually kill the ivy, which sounds like it s in the neighbor s yard, you ll just need to cut it back when it encroaches, unless the neighbor is okay with you spraying a vegetation killer on it. You may wish to speak with...

Lawns: getting rid of wild strawberries, wild strawberry, Long Island Gardener
wild strawberry, Long Island Gardener, Grass: HGTV.com lists this evergreen perennial Weed, which also goes by the name Barren , Indian or Mock Strawberry, in host Paul James s Dirty Half-Dozen Weeds list of plants in America that show up where they re not wanted. After Kudzu, Bindweed, Wild...

Lawns: Soil test?, Mount Vernon, Westchester
Mount Vernon, Westchester, Long Island Gardener: Mount Vernon is in Westchester County -- submit your sample to Cornell University s Cooperative Extension, following their instructions carefully: cnal.cals.cornell.edu/forms/documents/CornellSoilSamplingInstructions-2008.pdf Forget the Weed and Feed....

Lawns: St Augustine..., c j brown, front yard
c j brown, front yard, st augustine: Hi Shawn, I apologize for not getting back sooner. I missed the email alert that this question was waiting for me. At this stage, I d recommend just watering as much as possible, and hoping that the dose to the St. Augustine was less than the toxic...

Lawns: St. Augustine grass with grassy weed in it.., St. Augustine, grassy weeds
St. Augustine, grassy weeds: Did they give you a weed ID name? The way you describe it, it simply sounds like another type of grass that is encroaching. That said, what exactly is a weed? A weed is nothing more than an unwanted plant. Grass in a flower bed is a weed. Is this...

Lawns: Starting Lawn in Clay, clay soil, vitamins and minerals
clay soil, vitamins and minerals, st louis missouri: You re worried that planting Clover will contaminate your neighbors Lawns? Clover used to be the hallmark of the Luxury Lawn back in the 1950s, before Scotts gave Clover a bad name by listing it as a Weed . And why did that matter to Scotts? Because...

Lawns: Do I Still Water ????, sod farm, little rain
sod farm, little rain, rain shower: Hey Dave- I don t think this is the answer you might be looking for but what I m going to tell you is that you need to use your best judgement. Is the soil soggy or just wet? Is there any standing water? that would be really bad. if you just had...

Lawns: sandy ground, grubs and moles, muck soil, cow manure
muck soil, cow manure, alfalfa meal: Okay, lots to answer here! 1) The bark mulch: I recommended that this be used instead of grass for an area where the dog would be urinating. Essentially, it could be a sort of outdoor litter box for the dog. Bark mulch should NOT be used as a part of...

Lawns: shade, Shade, Lawn
Shade, Lawn, Sedge: Hi Harry, Creeping Red Fescue is a good one, so if that didn t work you have to consider alternative paths. 1) Get more sunlight in there via tree pruning and/or selective tree removal. 2) Plant something other than grass in that area. One interesting...

Lawns: shade, supina, bluegrass
supina, bluegrass, Grass: Depends on the Shade you are dealing with. There is a magnificent little hybrid Bluegrass in limited supply, Poa Supina , available from Seedland.com. It was developed in Germany specifically for low-light growth. Because it is shallow-rooted, it...

Lawns: soaker hoses, soaker hoses, giant gap
soaker hoses, giant gap, dry soil: Hello Michelle, Sorry for the delay but here is what I do. I live in Sicily where the temperature is also usually well above (or at least around) 100 deg just about everyday, and I don t know much about what it would do as far as foundation problems but...

Lawns: Will my sods live?, blades of grass, first few days
blades of grass, first few days, sods: I think they might be able to bounce back.It will take some time and lots of close monitoring but I think they will. One important thing is to let it grow,for a while. When you let it grow,the roots grow too,and that is the most important thing right...

Lawns: st. aug blade tip browning, c j brown, blade tip
c j brown, blade tip, new grass: You know, I have to be honest here. I don t think you need to do anything, and I don t think there s anything to worry about. You indicated that only a millimeter or 2 is brown. There are a whole host of issues that could cause browning and not all of them...

Lawns: topsoil/ seed, topsoil, seeding
topsoil, seeding, sodding: Hi Steve, Soil comes in all different shapes and sizes. Literally, a sand particle can be hundreds of times larger than a clay particle. As far as soil goes, you ll want to make sure the pH is between 6.0 and 7.0. Don t be afraid to ask the supplier...

Lawns: Urine burns, dog urinating, burns
dog urinating, burns, neighbor: Well John First things first,and it is just something I need to put out there is the obvious thing,stop the dog urinating on the lawn,or have him do it on the neighbor that has the perfect lawn.....I m just kidding, him just kidding! ...

Lawns: water grass, water grass, little at a time
water grass, little at a time, ahp: Hello Mrs Clark, Is this what you have growing in your yard? http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=hyca2_002_ahp.tif I had that here where I live and it is really hot most of the year I dont really see it surviving for very...

Lawns: water zoysia sod, Zoysia, watering sod.
Zoysia, watering sod.: That actually sounds like a pretty good schedule if you can keep it up. The trick is to keep the sod and immediate underlying soil wet as much as possible. Though you could probably get away with a little less, more than 2 hours per day would be overkill....

Lawns: zoysia, zoysia, Emerald
zoysia, Emerald, El Toro: It depends on what qualities you are looking for. For example what s better, a cheeseburger or a taco? We all have our preferences, but usually it depends on the mood you are in. As I understand it, Emerald is nicer looking and has been bred for appearance....

Lawns: zoysia grass burned by fertilizer, zoysia grass burned by fertilizer
zoysia grass burned by fertilizer: Hello Judy, I get this question all the time.When you use fertilizers it replaces all the good things in your soil that your grass needs.Your grass becomes dependent on it because the fertilizer runs out and unless you replace it,it will take...

Lawns: Amending Soil, jack kent cooke stadium, jack kent cooke
jack kent cooke stadium, jack kent cooke, sewage sludge: Compro is one of those things you either love or hate. This dried sewage sludge residue is imported from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, for processing. Treatment includes blending with wood chips, pasteurizing and curing the results. A New Bay...

Lawns: amending clay soil, amending clay soil, cecil soil
amending clay soil, cecil soil, piedmont soils: Piedmont Soil is Red Clay, say the professionals at University of North Carolina: Almost all the Piedmont soils are Ultisols, with light upper layers and a reddish sub-soil. The most common local Soil (and the State Soil ) is the Cecil Soil, seen here...

Lawns: amount to water lawn and weed prevention, rich soils, coffee cans
rich soils, coffee cans, weed prevention: For watering, I d recommend a total of 1 - 2 inches of water per week split over three sessions. Even with 2 times per week, I ve seen lawns get stressed out in between. You ll have to do a little project to measure though. Turn on the sprinklers one day...

Lawns: Bermuda, bermuda grass lawn, tall fescue
bermuda grass lawn, tall fescue, c j brown: Ooh, you re not going to like this one. Round-up. Spray it, kill it, dig it out, re-sod or seed the Tall Fescue in those areas. Unfortunately, there s nothing I know of that will kill the Bermuda without also killing the Tall Fescue. This approach...

Lawns: Bermuda Sod and putting it down, c j brown, soil test
c j brown, soil test, top soil: Hi Tim, I hope you find this response! You asked me to respond to your email, but you didn t leave it for me. Sorry! You can lay Bermuda sod year round, but it s best if done before November, so you re good. The best approach though is to make sure...

Lawns: brown lawn, trees and shrubs, glyphosphate
trees and shrubs, glyphosphate, flower bed: FOLLOWUP: I d like to help you with this, but with the information I have, I have to guess at the weed killer . There are HUNDREDS of those on the market, and probably a few dozen more that are still in garages and sheds that are illegal now but were on...

Lawns: brown patch in a lawn, brown patch
brown patch: If applied correctly, the Immunox should take care of the Brown patch, but damaged turf may or may not recover. You seem to have the right idea as to keeping water and fertilizer moderate from now on. There s always a balance to walk! The 2nd application...

Lawns: burnt lawn, roundup weed killer, burnt lawn
roundup weed killer, burnt lawn, insect spray: For the record, my friend, Roundup does not check to see if a plant is a Weed or if it is a Lawn. Roundup is like the eraser on a blackboard. It wipes the whole slate clean, so to speak, and that s putting it nicely. Roundup is like insect spray . You...

Lawns: Clover in lawn, c j brown, clover
c j brown, clover: This is one of those issues that requires a chemical control. Depending on the area you are in, it may be a slightly different product, BUT you ll still need to spray or spread something if you truly want to be rid of the clover. Things like Weed-B-Gone...

Lawns: Cool season grass that will grow well in poorly drained soil, turf type tall fescue, automatic timers
turf type tall fescue, automatic timers, season grass: Thanks for all those details... Wish I could help you with them. One detail about your property s previous life as a farm that you may not be aware of: all that annual tilling predisposes your Soil and Lawn to a Grubs problem, and perhaps others that are...

Lawns: Corn Gluten Meal pre emergent Weed killer, corn gluten meal, scotts miracle gro
corn gluten meal, scotts miracle gro, cock a doodle doo: Call before you go, where possible. Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is sold in Morganton s Kmart, Lowe s and Wal-Mart. CAUTION: This is the ONLY Corn Gluten Meal product they sell; you can use it anywhere you want, but the other products by Preen...

Lawns: Crab Grass, corn gluten meal, poa annua
corn gluten meal, poa annua, huntington area: By the textbook, Corn Gluten Meal is put down in Spring to target those annual Weeds that distributed millions - no exaggeration here - MILLIONS of seeds all over real estate the previous Fall. You have to get them as they sprout, and the window is very small....

Lawns: Crab Grass Takeover in CT, poor soil conditions, soil issue
poor soil conditions, soil issue, c j brown: Hi EJ, A fellow CT citizen! Good to hear from you. I live in Bethel, so I know your climate well. Poor Soil: I get this question a lot, and the truth is that without a good base, the grass will always be only mediocre. It s like building a house...

Lawns: Crab grass, tall fescue grass, southern california market
tall fescue grass, southern california market, festuca arundinacea: Your Marathon II is an improved special dwarf variety of deep-rooted, drought-tolerant Festuca arundinacea, a very successful and popular low-maintenance Tall Fescue Grass bred for the Southern California market. Marathon II is mowed to 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 in,...

Lawns: cancer and pesticides, scotts miracle gro, nys dept of environmental conservation
scotts miracle gro, nys dept of environmental conservation, registered pesticides: Try Cornell s web pages detailing New York State Regulations on pesticides, Title 6 of the NYS Code of Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) Parts 320-329: pmep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slides-self/core-tutorial/module02/index.html and NYS Dept of Environmental...

Lawns: care for Fescue and Palisades Zoysia?, warm season grass, proper soil
warm season grass, proper soil, soil preparation: The key to beautiful, healthy Grass is proper soil preparation -- not simply Weed removal and Fertilizer. Break up Soil and remove Weeds and rocks. Then amend with Organic Matter. Humus, Compost, aged Manure are vital to good Soil structure and rich Soil....

Lawns: cinch bugs, southern chinch bug, cinch bugs
southern chinch bug, cinch bugs, creepy crawler: Blissus insularis? Chinch Bugs? These are VERY common St Augustine foes. They rank as the MOST DESTRUCTIVE PEST in St Augustine Lawns. This creepy crawler favors HOT, DRY WEATHER and RADIANT HEAT sources: Streets, Sidewalks, Foundations, Driveways....

Lawns: clay soil, cation exchange capacity, eastern ontario canada
cation exchange capacity, eastern ontario canada, clay particles: In a perfect world, you would be able to amend the Soil before the ground freezes. But it s important to get out the big rocks the boulders etc and any miscellaneous stuff first. So you re doing everything right. To avoid problems, make absolutely sure...

Lawns: compacted soil, soil compaction, level soils
soil compaction, level soils, clay soil: No Gypsum -- it does not break up compacted soil unless certain other (rare) conditions are also present. Gypsum may be good at fixing High Sodium, but it won t break up Clay or compacted Soil. Compaction restricts roots, slows drainage sometimes to fatal...

Lawns: crab grass, corn gluten meal, crab grass
corn gluten meal, crab grass, fighting a losing battle: The kill everything troubles me because it s a little different from my recommendation. Best way to start over as you correctly quoted is to REMOVE the Weeds at this point, something you can do by tilling and pulling them out. Not really a big deal --...

Lawns: crab grass, crab grass preventer, core aerator
crab grass preventer, core aerator, c j brown: You certainly can if you d like, but it s not totally necessary. You could just punch holes through it all with a core aerator (usually available at most rental places). Then you can broadcast the seed, which will fall in the holes and grow out. Either...

Lawns: crabgrass, soil test kit, soil fertility
soil test kit, soil fertility, fertility test: Do this once, and do this right. Life is too short, time is too precious to do this over and over. It s unfortunately too late to put down Seed in Albany, and that s a real shame because Fall is the perfect time of year to do that. If you put down Seed...

Lawns: De-thatching, fructose corn syrup, soil microbes
fructose corn syrup, soil microbes, high fructose corn syrup: Twenty dollars, please. Let me explain how these things work. Dethatching treatments are not like, say, Drano. They don t dissolve Thatch like Drano dissolves hair that s clogging up your pipes. They work by (a) creating ideal conditions for Thatch-digesting...

Lawns: Dead spots on grass, c j brown, earth worm
c j brown, earth worm, dead grass: Hmm, this doesn t sound like anything overly obvious. The spots actually sound more like Dollar Spot , which is a mild fungal disease caused by excessive moisture. I highly doubt that the worm was causing the problem. The only issue is that Dollar Spot...

Lawns: Dumb Question But Im Really Curious, centipede lawns, field sandbur
centipede lawns, field sandbur, aggie horticulture: Pesky Stickers come from an Annual grassy Weed called the Sandbur. Ever read Texas Monthly Magazine? Their columnist Mimi Swartz authored a whole column on Sandburs and their Sticker seeds: Herbicides can be used to keep the seeds from germinating,...

Lawns: damage to grass while frozen, oregon gardeners, grass blade
oregon gardeners, grass blade, turfgrass specialist: I wish I could be optimistic about your concerns. Unfortunately, the fact is, the damage caused by walking on frozen Grass can be bad enough to kill it. The problem is the frozen leaf tissue in the fragile Grass blade. When the Grass is not frozen, it...

Lawns: dead patches (like straw) & little white moths, sod websorms
sod websorms: Hi Terri, It sounds like you could have Sod Webworms. These are the caterpillar form of the moths you witnessed. The damage caused by sod webworms may first appear in early spring. The damage shows up as small dead patches of grass among the normally...

Lawns: dead sod and poor growing lawn, c j brown, magic kiss
c j brown, magic kiss, bearer of bad news: Hi Claire, In Maryland, I d definitely recommend Tall Fescue. You are in a transition area and TF is a great in between grass. It can handle heat pretty well, but also does well in cooler seasons. You will need to remove the dead sod. Sorry to be...

Lawns: dead sod replacement, c j brown, quality lawn
c j brown, quality lawn, sod: First, I d highly recommend figuring out what killed the sod. Was it not watered properly when it was laid down last time? Was there an underlying soil problem? I can t tell you how many times I ve seen sod laid on top of rock hard soil, only to burn out...

Lawns: dead spots on grass sod, Tall fescue, lawn diseases
Tall fescue, lawn diseases, fungus: Whoever told you it s okay to drown the grass is sorely misinformed. Watering, like anything else in plant management is a balancing act. Too much can be even more destructive than not enough. If you don t water, usually the grass will simply go dormant,...

Lawns: dieing grass, rye, dry soils, drainage problem
dry soils, drainage problem, clay soils: You did not mention watering this Grass, but perhaps it was an obvious detail that was omitted. I would just like to confirm that you watered the Rye at some point, preferably a lot. Something wet went down because the Seed germinated both times. Just humor...

Lawns: Eradication of Bentgrass, discovery bay california, corn gluten meal
discovery bay california, corn gluten meal, dot deals: Bentgrass -- Agrostis palustris in my neck of the Woods, Agrostis densiflora in yours -- is a noxious Weed that spreads all over coastal California and Oregon: calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&enlarge=0000+0000+0305+0264 ...

Lawns: Eradication of Bentgrass, bentgrass patches
bentgrass patches: Hi Kurt, I ve actually had some great success with a method I borrowed from a Golf Course Superintendent friend. He uses it for getting the bentgrass out of his rough. Spray the bentgrass patches with Round-Up. As it dies, thoroughly aerate with a...

Lawns: eradicating unwanted bent grasses, core aerator, c j brown
core aerator, c j brown, golf course manager: Hi Mike, I d give it a week before re-seeding. The roundup tends to dissipate quickly, and usually needs to be absorbed by the leaves in order to work. This is why seed isn t too threatened (no leaves yet). That said, if you spray the seed directly,...

Lawns: Fall seeding - Zone 3, c j brown, grass seed
c j brown, grass seed, optimal results: Go ahead and seed now. You should have at least a month of good growing weather ahead. Just make sure to water daily for optimal results. Remember, seed simply lies dormant when it is dry. It s only growing when wet. Good luck! -C.J. Brown www.TheLawnCoach.com...

Lawns: Fertilizer for Newly Laid Sod, phosphorus fertilizers, starter fertilizer
phosphorus fertilizers, starter fertilizer, c j brown: Hi Blair, Always good to hear from a fellow Canuck! I was actually born in Toronto, though I ve spent most of my life in the U.S.A. With currency exchanges doing what they re doing, I m not sure if that ll last though. :-) A Winter Care fertilizer...

Lawns: Fixing A New Yard Rut, loam, downpour
loam, downpour, garage door: Into every life some rain must fall. When that happens, it is important not to walk or drive on your Lawn. Pressures during high moisture events comes together and compact your Soil. That can only be bad for your Grass. Fill and even out with a high...

Lawns: Fla./fertilizer, warm season grass, liquid fertilizers
warm season grass, liquid fertilizers, lawn fertilizer: St Augustinegrass is Warm Season Grass. Your Sod Company probably meant well, but if you read any of my answers here it should be obvious that I don t think much of chemical fertilizers. Probably there is a reason to use them somewhere on Planet Earth,...

Lawns: Fungicide to apply to soil before sod installation., fungus killer, root exudates
fungus killer, root exudates, switch genes: Ah! What is an IPM program? Glad you asked! Integrated Pest Management is a method of killing destructive organisms -- Bugs, Fungi, Molds and Weeds -- with new techniques as scientists discover them. Biological warfare. Disease-resistant varieties....

Lawns: burnt lawn, toronto
Lawns: burnt lawn, toronto

Lawns: De-thatching, nitrogen fertilizer, dishwashing liquid
Lawns: De-thatching, nitrogen fertilizer, dishwashing liquid, gatoraid

Lawns: Lawn Problem, grub problem, centiped
Lawns: Lawn Problem, grub problem, centiped, st aug

Lawns: soil conditoner for NC redcaly soil, cecil soil, cecil county
Lawns: soil conditoner for NC redcaly soil, cecil soil, cecil county, editorial content

Lawns: weed infested lawn, ground ivy, weeds
Lawns: weed infested lawn, ground ivy, weeds, stains

Lawns: fungicide, pathogenic fungi, lawns and gardens
pathogenic fungi, lawns and gardens, weedkillers: English Lawns--the Gold Standard of Grass. I wish you could do better than describing it as Lawn Type , but let s try to make progress on this problem. Your neighbor is probably using some serious fertilizers and weedkillers on his Grass. The problem...

Lawns: Grass Seed, c j brown, hardy grass
c j brown, hardy grass, grass seed: I m going to have to recommend Tall Fescue. It s between that and Bermuda. Bermuda is much hardier, but it also needs warmer weather to really survive. I m concerned that as the temperatures drop, so will the quality of the Bermuda. That said, the Bermuda...

Lawns: Growing Fescue in Dallas, Texas, shade, fescue
shade, fescue, arborist: Now s definitely a good time to re-seed, but I suspect your problem is simply excessive shade. Even the MOST shade tolerant grasses need a certain amount of direct sunlight, and I very often see situations where people try to grow grass where there isn t...

Lawns: grass, c j brown, adrian monk
c j brown, adrian monk, soft soil: Hi John. Am I to understand that you are trying to grow grass directly in the compost? If so, you ve got problems developing far beyond soft soil. Compost is great, but it isn t soil. To take this to the extreme, imagine trying to grow grass in a slurry...

Lawns: grass cutting, c j brown, northwest ohio
c j brown, northwest ohio, grass: Hi John, This is an easy one. Just do the best you can! I know the 1/3 rule, and it is a good one, BUT the grass can certainly survive cuttings that don t fit the rule. If the grass is outgrowing the pace of your mowing, then just mow it when you...

Lawns: grass and fungus, fungus problem, powdery mildew
fungus problem, powdery mildew, colored patches: Your symptoms suggest a few possibilities. I ll describe them, and then we ll go over why a Lawn already treated for Fungus can still get a Fungus when the ink on the Fungicide bill is barely dry. Fusarium Patch (Microdochium nivalis) shows up as Yellow...

Lawns: grass seed varieties for mostly shade growth, shaded lawn
shaded lawn: It depends upon the area of the country where you live as to what species of grass is best, but if it is anywhere in the northern or mid states, sod likely will not work. Kentucky Bluegrass is the predominant species used for sod in these areas and it doesn...

Lawns: Help!, Long Island Gardener, fescue
Long Island Gardener, fescue, bluegrass: Let me see if I understand you first. The Lawn was in bad shape, probably was not a Lawn, when you took possession. You first had to dig up part of the yard for the sewer line, and then you figured it was a good time to work on a new Lawn project. Am...

Lawns: Help in South Jersey, get rid of Zoysia, Grass
get rid of Zoysia, Grass, Lawn: Getting rid of Zoysia is easier said than done. Zoysia s deep, persistent roots make it difficult, expensive, and -- some people would say -- impossible to remove. A Getting Rid of Zoysiagrass page is posted by Landscape America: www.landscape-america.com/grasses/zoysia_out.html...

Lawns: hand mower, electric reel, american lawn mower co
electric reel, american lawn mower co, light of the moon: Bad idea? Not effective? Not according to the feature editor at MSNBC. A little over a year ago, they ran this report, Manual lawn mowers are making a comeback : www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18866478/ A spokesperson for 112-year-old American Lawn Mower Co....

Lawns: help establishing low maintenance lawn, crab grass, foot backyard
crab grass, foot backyard, push mower: Nice big back yard -- sounds like a kid s Paradise if you ask me. This is a project with so much potential. And for various reasons, all of them totally legitimate, you need to minimize expense and labor while maximizing use of the yard. First, the bad...

Lawns: kill carpet grass, drinking water contamination, bayer cropscience
drinking water contamination, bayer cropscience, carpet grass: Carpetgrass -- Axonopus affinis -- CANNOT tolerate Salt; prefers LOW pH (5.0 to 6.0) and thrives in LOW fertility; needs moisture. People grow it in South Florida as a low-maintenance Turfgrass. MSMA, aka Mono-Sodium Methane Arsenate , one of the deadliest,...

Lawns: Lawn foot prints, clemson extension, grass plants
clemson extension, grass plants, grass blades: Textbook trouble, my friend. To quote the wise ones at North Carolina s Clemson Extension, Your footprints will appear in a Lawn when the Grass plants have low levels of water in their tissues. When the Grass blades are compressed by your feet, the low...

Lawns: Lawn Problem, shade tolerant ground cover, c j brown
shade tolerant ground cover, c j brown, heat stroke: I think the problem is all related to sun, though I admittedly haven t had a chance to see your property in person. The Limestone can t hurt, but I think you are correct in your analysis that the improvement was likely due to the increased sunlight. Keep...

Lawns: Lawn watering, c j brown, sod lawn
c j brown, sod lawn, organic matter: It very well could be. Mushrooms appear when there is plenty of organic matter, AND plenty of moisture. The yellowing could be a disease caused by too much water. Give the sod a few light tugs to see if it s fully knitted to the soil. If so, back off on...

Lawns: Lye, Lyeing and the Lyeing Lyers who Lye, alkali metal group, alkali metals
alkali metal group, alkali metals, sodium bicarbonate: Utah s Extension Service posts a page on Soil testing, including fees and instructions for sampling: extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/HG_H_05.pdf EVERYBODY needs to know what their Soil has and does not have. Given your location, you REALLY...

Lawns: lawn care, bentgrass, crabgrass
bentgrass, crabgrass: As far as I know, sugar does not do anything. I ve never tried it, but I haven t seen any reliable reports to suggest it is effective. That said, it probably wouldn t hurt to try it in a few spots if you are truly curious. The lighter green patches sound...

Lawns: lawn care, autumn weather, tall fescue
autumn weather, tall fescue, virginia cooperative extension: Many standard d-i-y kits are available, typically with testing for N, P and K plus pH. Accuracy varies, but if you use distilled Water and follow directions carefully, you will probably get an accurate report. For less than $10, University Extension agents...

Lawns: lawn disease, slime mold, c j brown
slime mold, c j brown, sod lawn: It could be the spores of Slime Mold, or in some cases Powdery Mildew. Neither one is much to worry about as they rarely cause any serious problems with the lawn. This will go away with time and weather change. Thanks for writing in! -C.J. Brown...

Lawns: lawn soil, grass research, weed seeds
grass research, weed seeds, university of rhode island: URI #1 -- that stands for University of Rhode Island, and that #1 blend is part of a famous duo that made headlines 60 years ago, back when they were the dream blend of Grasses that would put their Kingston turf lab on the map as one of the most respected...

Lawns: Nematodes in lawn, sting nematode, warm season grass
sting nematode, warm season grass, nematode pest: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sting Nematodes is spelled out and fully illustrated by the University of Florida Extension: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN395 Key point: Sting Nematodes require at least 80 percent Sand content in Soil to survive, so...

Lawns: New Lawn with St Augustine, c j brown, baking soda
c j brown, baking soda, northwest florida: Hi Belle, If sod is left on pallets too long, it can certainly start to go bad, but usually some water and fresh air gets it right back on track. The baking soda won t hurt, but it s not a cure-all either. This is one of those cases where I d advise...

Lawns: New lawn, core aerator, undesirable weeds
core aerator, undesirable weeds, c j brown: Despite your financial status, you need to get started now. Crabgrass seeds itself every Fall. The seed will grow next year into new plants. The only way to prevent that is to put down a seed inhibitor. The seed inhibitor will also block growth of any...

Lawns: New St. Augustine Sod, mud balls, st augustine grass
mud balls, st augustine grass, c j brown: The mud balls definitely sound like some sort of critter digging away. That said, there are many such things, and they rarely cause serious problems. I certainly wouldn t recommend any sort of treatment unless the grass really starts to go downhill as a...

Lawns: new grass, fungus attacks, new grass
fungus attacks, new grass, gardener: Sounds like you may be overwatering your Grass. Water ONLY when your Grass needs it. Too much Water keeps Oxygen from getting to the roots, and causes damage -- sometimes fatal. Long term overwatering is also connected to Fungus attacks. Stay away from...

Lawns: new grass, c j brown, new grass
c j brown, new grass, root system: Hi Darryl, Wait until you ve mowed it 3 times and it has thickened up. This is something that ideally should have been done when the area was seeded, but if you let the new grass establish a good root system, the roller shouldn t harm anything. Good...

Lawns: new KBG lawn with major POA, cool season grasses, sod cutter
cool season grasses, sod cutter, starter fertilizer: Corn Gluten Meal is a VERY tricky product -- but when it s working, it throws a wrench into ALL germination. And it doesn t care if it s a Weed or a brand new scarce KBG with limited distribution that cost you $100 a bag. Autumn is usually the best time...

Lawns: new lawn, c j brown, grass seed
c j brown, grass seed, sprinklers: Central West SK? The only thing I can assume is that you meant to type AK. That said, no matter where you are, try to get the grass grown in this Fall. It ll be far preferable to waiting until the Spring, when there s huge issues with preventing crabgrass....

Lawns: Oak Tree and New Sod, c j brown, soil tests
c j brown, soil tests, step in the right direction: Hi Bonnie, That doesn t really give me much to work with. Oak trees can be allelopathic (toxic to surrounding plants), but whether or not that is your case remains to be seen. It could be excessive shade from the trees. It could be that the soil on the...

Lawns: Oregon Lawn care, core aerator, c j brown
core aerator, c j brown, sod webworms: That all sounds fine. I would just rent a core aerator and punch holes everywhere before laying down the compost. That way it ll get down into the soil better, and it ll help improve the structure of the clay. Other than that, I think you ve got the right...

Lawns: Overseeding Weedy Lawn, nitrogen fertilizer, germination rate
nitrogen fertilizer, germination rate, starter fertilizer: The best way to sow Grass is to COVER the Seed with Soil -- typically, 1/8th to 1/4 inch deep. This way you get the best germination rate, and you also protect the Seed from washing away in case of flood, or as we are experiencing in many parts of the country,...

Lawns: Parts of new sod dying and now white mushrooms, belle river ontario, windsor canada
belle river ontario, windsor canada, dead areas: Hi Sean, I actually used to live in Windsor when I was in first grade. Then we moved across the river to the Detroit suburbs. Small world huh? I like to imagine that Shania Twain must have babysat me when she was a young teen. Who knows? If I understand...

Lawns: Planting Grass, bermudagrass lawns, planting grass
bermudagrass lawns, planting grass, grass family: Let me chime in here if I may... While I plead inexperience with growing grass in Arizona, I do know a lot about Grass and I happen to know that Bermudagrass is the most popular Lawn grown in Arizona. In fact, 98 percent of the world s Bermudagrass Lawns...

Lawns: Planting Grass, centipede grass, Zoysia
centipede grass, Zoysia, St. Augustine Grass: I d look into Centipede grass if I was you. It s very low maintenance and is well suited to hotter environments. Zoysia and St. Augustine also love warmer weather, but require a bit more maintenance. Any one of those would probably work, depending on...

Lawns: Preparing for new sod, c j brown, laying sod
c j brown, laying sod, insect problem: Absolutely do NOT apply an insecticide at this point. Insect problems are seasonal. Insects may cause serious problems on the property, but when the climate changes, so will the insect problems. Whatever you had before may or may not come back, but laying...

Lawns: Proper Overseeding and Prep, compost mixture, soluble potash
compost mixture, soluble potash, c j brown: There s not much I can add to this. It sounds pretty good! I don t have any personal experience with Gardens Alive, but I haven t heard any negative reports. I m sure they re pretty good. Good work Darrin. I can t really top your strategy here! -C.J....

Lawns: Puffball in lawn, calvatia gigantea, gust of wind
calvatia gigantea, gust of wind, puffball: Late Summer to Early Fall is Puffball Season -- Phyllum Basidiomycota, home to a long list of Puffballs Fungi, found in woods, in fields and Lawns. Young Puffballs are milky-colored domes with with short stems. Giant Puffballs -- Calvatia Gigantea --...

Lawns: please help- need to get rid of ring mushroom o my lawn, snake repellents, lawn mushroom
snake repellents, lawn mushroom, c j brown: Hi Sam, Mushrooms? Practice your golf swing. Seriously. There aren t any methods beyond just digging them out. Mushrooms don t really cause problems with the lawn though, so they haven t developed any products to kill them off. You don t need to get...

Lawns: Relaying old turf, sod, turf
sod, turf, lawn: Only that you should verify the type of grass in her lawn. If it s not a rhizomatous or stoloniferous species (types of grass that spread with lateral growing runners), it won t hold together as sod. You ll cut it out, try to lift it up, and it will fall...

Lawns: Reseeding Crabgrass, new grass, pine needles
new grass, pine needles, soil samples: Hi Adam, My mistake on the Pine trees. They look as though plenty of light should come through. I m used to the pine trees up here in New England. They tend to be far lower growing. I know about southern grasses, but trees ain t my specialty. As...

Lawns: Rust residue, TruGreen, Lawn
TruGreen, Lawn, Soil: TruGreen puts 2 kinds of Lawn Care on the menu: Natural Nutrient Program and the traditional TruGreen Lawn Care Program . I don t know what products they use for their Natural service, so I can t comment on that although I do have my suspicions. You...

Lawns: re-seeding Kentucky 31 Fescue, tall fescues, kentucky 31 fescue
tall fescues, kentucky 31 fescue, beauty contest: If you were going to seed a new Lawn, you would put down 8 to 10 lbs per 1,000 sq ft. For simple overseeding, use half that, 4 to 5 lbs. In days of yore, the venerable Kentucky 31 -- still on the market but a little outdated now -- was the green rug of...

Lawns: getting rid of mushrooms, c j brown, microscopic fungi
c j brown, microscopic fungi, wooden fence: It certainly could. If you intend to do that, I would recommend getting a core aerator with the longest tines possible, and topdressing the whole lawn with 1 inch of sand. Brush the sand around with a push broom to get it back into the holes as much as possible....

Lawns: rototilling, decomposed granite soil, california state science
decomposed granite soil, california state science, state science fair: Bonsai sometimes uses Decomposed Granite as a potting medium. But Bonsai growers don t use Soil, and they don t grow normal plants. DG is rarely (or never) the best Soil for a landscape. The California Dept of Transportation pursued answers to this same...

Lawns: Stickers!!! HELP!, centipede lawns, field sandbur
centipede lawns, field sandbur, aggie horticulture: Let s start with the Stickers. Those nasty Spikes are the work of an annual Grassy Weed called the Sandbur. Ever read Texas Monthly Magazine? One of my favorite writers, Mimi Swartz, devoted her whole column one time about Sandburs and their Sticker...

Lawns: Over seeding, c j brown, core aeration
c j brown, core aeration, fall overseeding: Hi Dan, I think you hit the nail on the proverbial head when you said they didn t expect the weather to get so hot. I m sure they did everything the way they hoped would work best for you, and sometimes that s a roll of the dice. Give them the benefit...

Lawns: small spider webs in front yard, spiders, cobwebs
spiders, cobwebs, lawn care: Well, it sounds like spider webs. There are many types of spiders and some do reside in your lawn. Since spiders tend to be far more helpful than harmful, I wouldn t recommend doing anything other than just letting things be. Thanks for writing in!...

Lawns: soil conditoner for NC redcaly soil, cecil soil, chemical fertilizers
cecil soil, chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizer: I m very sorry I didn t get to this sooner, my friend. I am away for the week, and my internet access is severely limited. I hope you were not holding your breath. Your description will work fine. A thin layer with a rake or shovel will do the trick....

Lawns: soil testing and beyond, soil testing lab, organic matter content
soil testing lab, organic matter content, suffolk county office: Cornell maintains a Soil Testing Lab at its Suffolk County office in Riverhead to do limited testing: counties.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/grownet/diagnostic-forms/soiltest.pdf Nutrient analyses are NOT done on Long Island, but at their Ithaca headquarters....

Lawns: Unknown Fungi, lsu agcenter, slime mold
lsu agcenter, slime mold, autumn weather: The LSU link is not working? Try it again! I copied the address into my browser after I read your comment, and the website popped up immediately. It s true that a website can be moved, but I was there just a few days ago, and sure nuff it s still connecting....

Lawns: WEED KILLER, soil microbes, blow torch
soil microbes, blow torch, industry wisdom: University of California at Davis says the half life of Glyphosate, the key Weedkiller in Monsanto s Roundup, averages two months but can range from weeks to years according to numerous studies cited, depending on the Soil, the microbes population, temperature,...

Lawns: water for kentucky blue grass, irrigation, Kentucky bluegrass
irrigation, Kentucky bluegrass: It depends on a lot of factors and no two are alike. Soil type, sunlight, humidity, temperatures, climate zone, etc. all play into the answer. The truth is that the rule of thumb is between 1 - 2 inches of water per week of growth. Cooler weather in...

Lawns: watering newly planted seed, c j brown, minute intervals
c j brown, minute intervals, irrigation system: Hi Jackie, The trick is simply to keep the seed wet as much as possible. Do that until you ve had to mow it once or twice. The timing sounds fine, but understand that 3o minutes is less descriptive than you might think. Your system could put out...

Lawns: weed & feed, c j brown, organic fertilizer
c j brown, organic fertilizer, weed problem: Now is perfectly fine to do it. I d only advise you to do this IF you have a weed problem. Otherwise, just use a good organic fertilizer. There s no need to put down the Weed part if it isn t truly needed. -C.J. Brown www.TheLawnCoach.co...

Lawns: weed and feed, c j brown, grass plants
c j brown, grass plants, herbicide: The weed part of weed & feed is an herbicide. This herbicide cannot be tolerated by a whole host of plants, most of which we would consider weeds in a home lawn. This does not mean however, that grass is completely immune to the herbicide. It just...

Lawns: weed infested lawn, core aerator, c j brown
core aerator, c j brown, killex: Hi Bob, This is pretty much what I was expecting. You ve got Ground Ivy bad. You re right though. It s brutal to get rid of. It ll laugh at most of the weed stuff out there. This IS something that can be done with professional grade products. They...

Lawns: weeds in lawn`, tall fescue sod, slice seeder
tall fescue sod, slice seeder, core aerator: Then I d recommend not worrying about the weeds. You could knock them out with a weed killer, but I understand if you want to avoid that. So, just rent a core aerator or a slice seeder and go over the lawn a few times with Tall Fescue seed. It ll fill in...

Lawns: weeds and lawn care, horticultural corn meal, nature supplies
horticultural corn meal, nature supplies, micro organisms: Please please please stay away from chemicals! When you use chemicals your yard almost becomes addicted to them like drugs. What they do is they replace all the good things that nature supplies to your yard and when the chemicals run out there...

Lawns: white powder look, c j brown, fertilizer
c j brown, fertilizer, back yard: It wouldn t be too much fertilizer. The only thing I can think of is limestone. I ve seen this when limestone was applied during seeding. When the rain comes, it breaks down and the result is a white, powdery look. I don t think you have anything serious...

Lawns: winter prep, suburban myth, lawn care products
suburban myth, lawn care products, grass: Are you talking about Winterizing your Lawn? I absolutely love this Suburban Myth. There s an answer for everything when it comes to lawn care products. DO NOT WINTERIZE YOUR LAWN. Tell me what kind of Grass you ve got, please. rsvp. L.I.G...

Lawns: winter prep for L.I. lawn, fungus attack, warm soil
fungus attack, warm soil, season grass: Mowing Cool Season Grass continues to be a regular routine through the Fall. This is PRIME Grass-growing Season in the Northeast. Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Rye, Fescues turn up the volume when you combine moisture with Cool evenings and Warm Soil. ...

Lawns: yellowing bermuda hybrid, c j brown, wetter conditions
c j brown, wetter conditions, disease pressures: That s a tough one to answer without actually seeing the problem first hand. It sounds to me like it could be a disease issue caused by too much water. Keep in mind that while all plants require some water, Bermuda is best suited to drier climates. It s...

Lawns: yellowing spots on St Aug lawn, root rot disease, colored patches
root rot disease, colored patches, insect spray: June through September are typically rainy months in Florida -- and I ll just take a wild guess here that you are growing this Lawn in the Orange Juice State since it happens to be the most popular Lawngrass there. If not please correct me and we will move...

Lawns: best grass for arizona lawn, c j brown, bermuda grass
c j brown, bermuda grass, pet dogs: I d recommend trying Zoysia. Make no mistake, there s only so much traffic and dog urine that ANY grass can take. That said, Zoysia s pretty tough and has a nice texture to it. It s say, give it a shot. Good luck! -C.J Brown www.TheLawnCoach.co...

Lawns: biodegradable packing peanuts, packing peanuts, soil organisms
packing peanuts, soil organisms, earth worms: Mary Jo, Make sure the peanuts are 100% compostable. A product claiming biodegradable implies that it will break down when exposed to the elements. This sometimes allows manufacturers to put plastic in the product, to the human eye it will appear to...

Lawns: Eliminating Bermuda patches from Meyers Zoysia, georgia extension service, grassy weed
georgia extension service, grassy weed, drought conditions: Getting rid of a grassy weed in a broad-leaf crop or vice versa is comparatively easy. Getting rid of a grassy weed in a grassy or crop (or a broad-leaf weed in a broad-leaf crop) is a different matter and may require the services of a properly certified...

Lawns: Evil weed in North Texas, corn gluten meal, soil compaction
corn gluten meal, soil compaction, evil weed: Lori, Any plant that is not grass in a turf area is considered by most as a weed. Some plants such as clover are actually beneficial. Even a dandelion with its long tap root is able to mine calcium from deep in the soil making it available to the turf....

Lawns: Eliminating Bermuda patches from Meyers Zoysia, organic program, fertilization
Lawns: Eliminating Bermuda patches from Meyers Zoysia, organic program, fertilization, grass

Lawns: kikuyu and st augustine infesting marathon lawn, marathon grass, monterey chemical
Lawns: kikuyu and st augustine infesting marathon lawn, marathon grass, monterey chemical, grasses

Lawns: SOD, racoons, ohio state
Lawns: SOD, racoons, ohio state, neighbor

Lawns: frost damage, grass blades, valentine s day
grass blades, valentine s day, dead material: If the lawn was green before the 3 days of low temps. then it is very likely that it has suffered some damage but it is not necessarily dead. I would do nothing before Valentine s Day. (And if you do not know the date, then it is in your interest to find out...

Lawns: Grass for Southern California, c j brown, plant grass
c j brown, plant grass, bermuda grass: I would recommend Bermuda grass. It still may not be enough, as there s a certain amount of traffic that even the toughest of grasses simply cannot handle. I d say, give it a shot and see what happens for the upcoming season. Ideal planting weather is HOT....

Lawns: garden, pre emergent herbicide, soil areas
pre emergent herbicide, soil areas, weed growth: William, I m so sorry it took so long to respond. That said, some good compost is all I can recommend to help enrich the soil. Killing off weeds can be done by applying a pre-emergent herbicide like Preen just as the growing season begins. You would want...

Lawns: greener lawn, c j brown, spring grass
c j brown, spring grass, greener lawn: Personally, I d recommend waiting until the temperatures are regularly over 75. The grass is likely growing pretty slowly right now due to lows in the 40 s. The slow growth can t be sped up, so the grass doesn t need a whole lot now given that it s not growing...

Lawns: grub worms, organic grub control, organic lawn care
organic grub control, organic lawn care, grub worms: Well, the question What is the preparation for that? would take a rather large book to fully explain if you are asking for the preparation of an organic lawn. It s a pretty in-depth science. If you are truly interested, then I do encourage you to do further...

Lawns: hazardous lawns in winter, c j brown, gold courses
c j brown, gold courses, windex: Hi Annmarie, This is a bit of a tough question because it s a bit like saying that Windex is not good for your dog, so should you keep a dog in a house where Windex is used? The chemicals used on gold courses are far less dangerous than they were 15...

Lawns: kikuyu and st augustine infesting marathon lawn, st augustine grass, c j brown
st augustine grass, c j brown, bearer of bad news: The only approach I could recommend is using Roundup. Kikuya is brutally resilient and will not die easily. It also spreads like a fire on a lake of gasoline. Unfortunately, this is a bit of a start over where you ll just need to kill it all off, dig...

Lawns: Lawn, beneficial nematodes, soil products
beneficial nematodes, soil products, blowing leaves: Your protection of your new lawn without the use of harmful chemicals should be congratulated. Well done. The raccoons are indeed looking and most likely finding grubs. An organic and safe solution is to use beneficial nematodes. Nematodes are plentiful...

Lawns: Lawn Fertilizer, c j brown, sod lawn
c j brown, sod lawn, home in corona ca: Mowing won t stimulate anything if it s too cool to be growing much. I d wait until the temps get steadily above 75 before you fertilize. At that point, my favorite is a good organic fertilizer like Milorganite, but there are many options. Good luck! ...

Lawns: Mondo grass?, c j brown, buffalo grass
c j brown, buffalo grass, ornamental grass: I don t think Mondo grass is the way to go. Mondo grass is typically used as an ornamental grass, and it will grow about 9 - 10 inches tall. I think you may be thinking of Buffalo grass. You might want to look into that. http://www.sharpseed.com/grass.php...

Lawns: New Lawn, tall fescue grass, shade tolerant grasses
tall fescue grass, shade tolerant grasses, c j brown: Hi Eric. Keep up the daily watering until you ve got the lawn long enough to mow. The area that does not appear to be germinating probably just needs a bit more water. Try to keep on that. If you have a mowable lawn and that area still has not germinated,...

Lawns: new lawn, c j brown, pat c
c j brown, pat c, san augustine: That actually sounds like plenty, but the St. Augustine is likely growing pretty slowly right now. If you re getting some sporadic rains, you may want to just stop watering & keep an eye on it. If it dries out, you can always start again. My guess is that...

Lawns: my newly sewn grass is growing very slowly, cow manure, red fescue
cow manure, red fescue, residual herbicides: Sarah, If the manure you added was not thoroughly composted it will steal nitrogen from the surrounding soil. You did not mention the area of the country you are in. If you have not done so now would be a good time to get a soil test. If you are in the...

Lawns: Snow Removal, pavement surfaces, snow event
pavement surfaces, snow event, senior citizen: Julie, A number of companies are now producing eco friendly snow and ice melter made from plant based ingredients. Made from corn or beets they are applied before the snow event and manufacturers claim they can melt up to 4 of falling snow. Take caution...

Lawns: SOD, grub control, grubs
grub control, grubs, norther: I would expect that after 14 weeks the sod should be well rooted. I cannot support your intention to apply a chemical when you have not confirmed the existence of a pest. It requires a bit of interesting work to determine that grubs are present, their...

Lawns: SOD, cool season grasses, c j brown
cool season grasses, c j brown, insect problem: Animals like raccoons are always going to poke around to see what might be available for lunch. If we re talking about little, isolated spots, it s really just one of those nagging issues you have to deal with. If the damage is much more significant however,...

Lawns: Spongy, fungus problem, insect problem
fungus problem, insect problem, shade areas: This does not seem to be an insect or fungus problem because you do not describe any adverse effect on the appearance of grass itself. I believe that you operate a watering system and maybe there is an underground leak somewhere. This would explain the sponginess....

Lawns: When to sow seeds in Northern Connecticut, c j brown, crabgrass preventer
c j brown, crabgrass preventer, northern connecticut: If you seed in the Spring, you ll get crabgrass. It s really that simple. There are some products that claim to provide control over crabgrass while allowing seed growth, but they really only work under perfectly controlled laboratory settings. I would...

Lawns: Winter Lawn, c j brown, thick carpet
c j brown, thick carpet, winter rye: Hi Stan, Nah, you didn t hurt anything by throwing down some Rye. it s likely other factors that are causing the muddiness. The northern grasses, even Tall Fescues just don t make the same thick carpet that southern grasses do. St. Augustine is far thicker,...

Lawns: acorns, oak trees, acorns
oak trees, acorns, neighbor: Acorns grow into oak trees but that is hardly likely to happen in a lawn that is mowed regularly. Deer apparently forage for acorns. I do not know if these are concerns to your neighbor. I would not worry about it. Also, I do not know how one would go about...

Lawns: putting on crabgrass preventer, crabgrass seeds, buffalo grass
crabgrass seeds, buffalo grass, soil temperature: I would expect about 6 weeks of control from a pre-emergent chemical; but (much) water and (high) temperatures will shorten this time. The chemical kills the young roots of germinating seedlings. So, the big question is when to apply the chemical to obtain...

Lawns: dying grass & animals digging holes, robert kilpatrick, extension horticulture
robert kilpatrick, extension horticulture, insect problem: If your area is hospitable to armadillos, they may be digging the holes... in search of insects... so you might have an insect problem. Armadillos are nocturnal but birds which forage during the day, will do the same thing. The grass is getting darker...

Lawns: Need help with small dirt mounds in grass, moth balls, amish man
Lawns: Need help with small dirt mounds in grass, moth balls, amish man, size holes

Lawns: flower beds, lawn borders, lawn edging
lawn borders, lawn edging: Hi Cody - My first reaction to your question is to ask you whether or not you have borders or edging between your lawn and your flower beds. If you don t, you may want to consider adding plastic or metal borders a few inches into the ground to stop the...

Lawns: Green spots in grass, fertilizer practices, granular fertilizer
fertilizer practices, granular fertilizer, hereditary factor: It depends! Do you have a pure stand or a mixture of grasses? The color of the leaf of a plant can be a hereditary factor e.g. light green, dark green, variegated. We can change the color by fertilizer practices but as the effect of the fertilizer wears...

Lawns: Growing Rye grass in Vases, rye grass seed, christmas holiday season
rye grass seed, christmas holiday season, soil seed: In addition to water and soil, seed germination needs darkness! And temperature. Make sure that the vases are in a warm place and while I do not think that light is a problem, I would drape an opaque material over the vases for two or three days, then remove...

Lawns: KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS IN ORLANDO, FL, cynodon spp, seashore paspalum
cynodon spp, seashore paspalum, kentucky blue grass: In the southern U.S., Kentucky bluegrass is limited to the transition zone from North Carolina, through much of Tennessee, northern Arkansas to the panhandle of Texas and Oklahoma. In the western states, Kentucky bluegrass is grown with irrigation. Source:http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/turf/publications/bluegrass.html...

Lawns: lawn Grass, grass roots, lawn grass
grass roots, lawn grass, light rain: Water is taken up by the roots of grasses. Imagine a very light rain (or irrigation) falling on your lawn. At first the rain drops wet the leaves; then as the leaves get completely wet, the water starts to trickle down to the ground where it wets the grass...

Lawns: Marathon Grass/plugging, marathon grass, milorganite
marathon grass, milorganite, place water: Plugging a lawn is a fairly simple and effective method of filling in bare areas or even replanting the whole lawn. Here is a copy of what I have previously recommended. If you decide to plug the lawn, mow and then spray the weeds with glyphosate ( Roundup...

Lawns: mower blade, lawn and garden tractors, lawn tractors
lawn and garden tractors, lawn tractors, john thanks: John, Thanks for pointing out something I had never thought of. It seems that the manufacturers of riding mowers incorporate a tilt in the design; so all we need to ensure is that the height adjustment is the same on all the wheels. Here is a...

Lawns: Need help with small dirt mounds in grass, dirt mounds, grass seedlings
dirt mounds, grass seedlings, upstairs window: I had a similar question earlier and because I cannot claim that the answer is mine, I will attempt to quote the whole Q&A. Let me know if it helps. TIA. PS. The exchange might appear to be long but you will find it quite entertaining. Questioner: Kelly...

Lawns: Overseeding, toronto ontario canada, brown patches
toronto ontario canada, brown patches, reseeding: I do not know for sure but every source I tap indicates that it is too late now for lawns in Toronto. I suggest that you try to find out what caused the brown patches in the first place, and remedy that. You will be able to do the reseeding in the spring...

Lawns: is it ok to put sugar in my infield that is 98% bermudagrass?, human health issues, insect control
human health issues, insect control, bermuda grass: Organic methods can be looked upon as one tool in a tool box that has a few other tools. Such others are chemical, cultural, manual and mechanical. Bermuda grass can be classified as a weed or a highly desirable turf depending upon context. The same qualities...

Lawns: PLEASE HELP Purple weed roots , and three leaf clovers, weed roots, harmful insects
weed roots, harmful insects, grass lawn: Since we do not know what caused the grass to die in these areas, check that the sprinkler system is covering the whole lawn adequately. If it is, then cut out the bad spots to a depth of about 6 inches. If you do not encounter any harmful insects, replace...

Lawns: SNAKES IN MY YARD!, harmless animals, water animals
harmless animals, water animals, human presence: I do not know that there is a remedy but here are my thoughts. Wildlife looks for (safe)harborage, food and water. Animals defend their territory but are very respectful of the territory of other animals. Your yard must provide the essentials; that...

Lawns: SOD grass treatment, sod grass, grass killer
sod grass, grass killer, resodding: The severity of the damage is directly related to how well the spray job was done. I am not making a comment upon the spray job when I say that I expect that the results will be patchy. This is an observation on a lot of spray activity. Watch the lawn carefully....

Lawns: strange growth, mushroom growth, egg mass
mushroom growth, egg mass, strange growth: I cannot identify this for you. All the searching that I know how to do has not shown a fungus (mushroom) growth like it. I considered that it might be a spittlebug mass; or the egg mass of some kind of spider. It might even be another stage of a particular...

Lawns: Vinca, seed pods, mother plant
seed pods, mother plant, mature plant: There is no guarantee that seedlings will be anything like the mother plant or that germination rate will be high enough to fill the area. If you like even growth and uniform color which are special attractions of annuals, then you are better off installing...

Lawns: Watering Schedule for Overseeding, winter rye grass, plumule
winter rye grass, plumule, soil surface: A seed soaks up water which causes it to swell and burst its seed coat. The plumule grows upward out of the seed to become the shoot and the radicle grows downward from the same area to become the root of the seedling. Both plumule and radicle get their first...

Lawns: weed and feed, weed seeds, weed and feed
weed seeds, weed and feed, weed killer: I am not sure what the weather is like in Virginia now, or for the next few weeks. If the weed killer part of the W&F product is a pre-emergent product, it is best to wait until the weed seeds are are likely to germinate, probably in the spring of next year....

Lawns: brown spots, grub damage, damp weather
grub damage, damp weather, little rain: The only problem that I can think of which might explain the whole scene is grubs. They are cyclical in their coming closer to the surface in response to moisture and the instincts of their life cycle. Even though they come up, this does not mean that they...

Lawns: Cut grass short for Winter?, photo synthesis, weed and feed
photo synthesis, weed and feed, grass blades: It is preferable to leave the cutting height unchanged. More grass blades means more surface to catch light and do the all important photo synthesis thing. At the beginning of spring, it makes some sense to lower the cutting height because you want to stimulate...

Lawns: dry molasses, molasses, brown sugar
molasses, brown sugar, weeds: Dry molasses sounds like it is the same product as brown sugar. I have no experience with the use of these products. Newspapers are a good barrier to weeds that want to come up from below. It is of little protection when it comes to weed seeds that are blown...

Lawns: Lawn care, granular fertilizer, cement bags
granular fertilizer, cement bags, release nitrogen: You have patches in the lawn where the grass is dry and bleached . Try the easiest things first. Dig a little into the patches and compare with a similar sample from an area with good grass. Does the soil feel drier in the bad patches? If yes, water the...

Lawns: Lawn/grass, chatuchak bangkok, phaholyothin road
chatuchak bangkok, phaholyothin road, soft grass: I know very little about the grass to which you refer; I could not find a scientific name for it and therefore I was stuck. Here are my thoughts. If you do not regularly walk barefoot, then whenever you do it, regardless of the surface, there will be...

Lawns: Leaf mulching/shredding, flower beds, driveways and sidewalks
flower beds, driveways and sidewalks, mulching mower: A mulching mower might resolve your problem. BUT, rent, borrow or hire first. Make sure it does what you want before you contract out or purchase. From my experience Toro has the most efficient walk behind mulching mowers. Instead of a blower, I could use...

Lawns: lawn care, beneficial organisms, flower beds
beneficial organisms, flower beds, weed growth: ...also can sugar be used all year round, as in portugal it is winter... The benefit of sugar is most likely its nutritional value to microbes. These microbes will become less active as the temperature gets down. For this reason only, I would not apply...

Lawns: Marathon II, marathon ii, true grass
marathon ii, true grass, lawn grass: Marathon II is a type of tall fescue; and I am not ducking your other question when I say a wedkiller that is labelled for it . I do not know what tall fescue even looks like but if I had to control weeds on any lawn, I would first identify the lawn grass...

Lawns: Muddy Yard, soggy mess, drain spouts
soggy mess, drain spouts, missing something: Hey Alexis - My first reaction is to ask you for a little more detail about your lawn/soil. You say that your soil is black in color. This normally means that it is nutrient rich, but this may not be so in your case. Can you tell me a little bit more about...

Lawns: Onion grass growing a lot all over lawn now 11-15-2009, Zoysia
Zoysia: Phillip - My first reaction is to ask what type of grass makes up your lawn. Are you asking about zoysia? If you could answer that for me, I would be able to help you out a little better. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing back from you. -Stev...

Lawns: pasture gras or centepede grass, weed patches, st augustine grass
weed patches, st augustine grass, true grass: You seem to have a problem with a weed in your St. Augustine lawn. If it is a broad-leaf weed, atrazine or a brand-name product like Speedzone will have some effect. If the weed is a true grass, any product that will kill it will also kill the St. Augustine....

Lawns: SAFE LAWN CARE, synthetic products, word description
synthetic products, word description, lawn care: Contact the Extension office in the county in which you live and they will set you on a program for what you want to do. Be prepared for significantly different ways of taking care of the lawn. Do not blank out the use of synthetic products. Sometimes it...

Lawns: soft yard, potable water system, ground water level
potable water system, ground water level, grass roots: Let me say from the start that I do not have a good explanation for the condition. But here are my thoughts. Is the soft ground wet? If yes, has it rained? If yes, that may be the reason. If no, search...

Lawns: wild strawberries, turf varieties, wild strawberries
turf varieties, wild strawberries, weedkiller: That depends upon the type of grass that you have; and I am talking about the scientific name right down to the variety. The reason why this is so important is that some turf varieties are harmed by a weedkiller that is safe on another species of grass or...

Lawns: yellow grass, grass time, scotts company
grass time, scotts company, plant metabolism: It gets cold and your most of your lawn turns yellow. Questions to answer to help you find out the problem and answer. 1. Is it possible that the 3/4th that turns yellow is a different variety from the 1/4th that remains green? I have known people who applied...

Lawns: centipede grass, bermuda grasses, fescue lawn
bermuda grasses, fescue lawn, milorganite: You have a weed problem with two of the most persistent grasses so load the dice heavily in your favor. Kill all the existing vegetation and smother any surviving weeds by sodding tightly. Here is a plan. Apply the glyphosate ( Roundup ) and allow it to...

Lawns: Empire Zoysia, empire zoysia, county weather
empire zoysia, county weather, care operators: Much more information is needed before you can obtain a practicable answer to your question. A critical consideration is the exact location where you live. The reason is that certain states have regulations which determine the timing and type of fertilizer...

Lawns: Ivy, liquid fertilizer, foot traffic
liquid fertilizer, foot traffic, label directions: If foot traffic caused the ivy to die, I imagine that you would have seen the decline as small patches (footprints) at first. These individual patches would have grown larger as the individual runners died towards the growing tip (not towards the root). A...

Lawns: new lawn-yellow grass, fungus diseases, fungus problem
fungus diseases, fungus problem, harmful insect: I cannot tell you what the problem is but I can suggest how you can find out. 1. Consider the edges of the bad areas. Are they straight and meet at angles? If yes, the problem might be abiotic . A deficiency in that patch of ground or something toxic in...

Lawns: Palm Springs winter grass, north military trail, west palm beach
north military trail, west palm beach, winter grass: There are too many things that I do not know about the area in order for me to give you a practicable answer. I suggest that you contact the County Extension Office with your questions. The contact information follows. Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension...

Lawns: Thinning lawn, temperatures summer, tall fescue
temperatures summer, tall fescue, ammonium sulfate: My conclusion is that light is the limiting factor. Things you can do to improve the area are:- 1. Mow the area a little higher. This will increase the amount of leaf area and help the grass to grow better. If you are already mowing at the highest the mower...

Lawns: I think he killed our Floratam!, natural occurence, weed killer
natural occurence, weed killer, floratam: Concentrate all your efforts on recovering fully. Try not to worry about the lawn because there is very little you can do to reverse the effect of the weed killer chemical. Floratam has good survival skills. It puts out runners which root readily when in...

Lawns: Weed 'n' Feed, st augustine grass, bahia grass
st augustine grass, bahia grass, lawn grasses: The best approach to take is I want to get rid of the weeds . Bear in mind that St. Augustine grass and Bahia grass are significantly different in the way weed control should be tackled. Generally, a weed killer is best applied:- 1. When the weeds are...

Lawns: Winter Watering of New Sod, old sod, lawn grass
old sod, lawn grass, center nursery: Take a chunk of sod out of the lawn and have it identified at a garden center, nursery or Extension Office. I use a sharp spade and cut out a square of sod, deep enough that I can remove it cleanly and intact. If you get it identified quickly (same day) you...

Lawns: very wed laws, grass seed, coarse sand
grass seed, coarse sand, post hole: It seems that there is a low area on your lawn. What puzzles me is that it looks as if the water table is close to the surface. This would explain why one area stays wet during some periods of the year. I will bet that it coincides with the rainy season....

Lawns: Aerate bermuda with tiller?, north atlanta area, core aerator
north atlanta area, core aerator, c j brown: This could work, but not by tilling. Use a core aerator, and punch holes everywhere. Go over the lawn 2 or 3 times minimum. Next, spread the good soil and rake it all around to mix it down into the holes. You should see an improvement pretty quickly, but...

Lawns: Bentgrass, bentgrass, crabgrass
bentgrass, crabgrass, halts: Hi Mona, Sure, that would be fine. Halts is the trade name for Pendimethalin, which is the primary ingredient we used to use on fairways when I worked in the golf course business. Farifways are usually pure bentgrass. Good luck! -C.J. Brown www.thelawncoach.co...

Lawns: Bermuda Grass Lawns, nags head north carolina, grass lawns
nags head north carolina, grass lawns, c j brown: Hi Joseph, You live in the transition zone, which presents exactly the problem you ve outlined above. Don t overseed in the Spring. Instead, you need to overseed in the fall with Perennial Ryegrass. I ve pasted a link below to a VERY similar question...

Lawns: Bermuda Grass Weed Control, c j brown, bermuda grass
c j brown, bermuda grass, weed control: It depends where you live and what type of weeds you have issues with. If you don t have any in the first place, why go spraying chemicals down? If you can give me a better sense of what weeds you ve got or are concerned about, I can give you a better...

Lawns: Bermuda or St Augustine in N Texas (or something else)?, bermuda seed, lawn grass
bermuda seed, lawn grass, horticultural practices: To answer your questions helpfully I should have some experience of the weather conditions and horticultural practices in the area where you live. Alas, I have to confess to ignorance here. My best advice is to ask the Extension Service in your county....

Lawns: BROWN PATCH FUNGUS, wrong diagnosis, accurate diagnosis
wrong diagnosis, accurate diagnosis, application rate: From what you say, it is unlikely to expect the lawn to recover. Because of the brown patch I assume that the grass is St. Augustine. Chemicals are designed and tested to make sure that they work. When we do not get the expected results, it is usually a case...

Lawns: Bradford Pear taken over lawn, bradford pear, major roots
bradford pear, major roots, durable species: Regrettably, I cannot offer a sustainable plan for a grass cover under the tree. I suggest that you explore ground covers. Contact the Extension Office in your County for a durable species that will meet your conditions. I have seen Wedelia trilobata treated...

Lawns: Broad leaf weed take over, c j brown, selective herbicide
c j brown, selective herbicide, weed garden: The reality here is that you will need to select a good selective herbicide (ie: kills weeds, not grass) that is safe for St. Augustine. http://www.amdro.com/Image/St-Augustine/index.html That link will show you one product that should work pretty well...

Lawns: Burning Burmuda grass lawns, bermuda grass lawn, grass lawns
bermuda grass lawn, grass lawns, soil microorganisms: First, there are mixed reviews on burning as an effective tool for greening up and improving Bermudagrass, though most people seem to agree that the Bermuda certainly bounces back well from the ordeal. That said, I m not going to recommend it for 2 reasons....

Lawns: bald spots in freshly seeded lawn, c j brown, northern scottsdale
c j brown, northern scottsdale, season grass: There could be a huge number of factors in play here. What is the shade situation? Are you positive they ve both received the same amount of water? Is there any way the seeding could have been done better in the back yard? To come to a true analysis of...

Lawns: bring dropped sod up to grade, topdressing, moles
topdressing, moles, gophers: Sure, you can spread an inch or so thick layer of soil on top and rake it in or use a push broom to spread it into the right areas. The grass should grow through without much problem. Once it does and you can t see the soil very well any more, repeat if necessary....

Lawns: bring dropped sod up to grade, thin layer, rodent
thin layer, rodent, sod: It requires patience. You apply sand in a thin layer, allow the grass to grow out of it and repeat the process until the area has reached the proper grade. It is very important that you do not smother the grass; all you want to do is cause rooting in the...

Lawns: Centipedegrass in my Tall Fescue Lawn, selective herbicide, thick patches
selective herbicide, thick patches, fescue lawn: Your only real option here is to apply a non-selective herbicide like Roundup to the patches as they pop up. It ll unfortunately kill everything though, so you ll need to replant with the Tall fescue once the patch is dead. Eventually, with diligence,...

Lawns: compacted soil, c j brown, bearer of bad news
c j brown, bearer of bad news, dead grass: Hi Mary, It sounds to me like you may already know the answer here, but are hoping to hear something different. You need to get better soil and a good root zone in there. The concrete and hardpan are not going to improve much with amendments, even though...

Lawns: Dogs tearing up my lawn, dogs, lawn
dogs, lawn: Hi Sharon, You ve unfortunately touched on a subject I hear a lot about. Let me rephrase this in another context. If I went to a doctor and told him I was planning to go live in a 125 degree desert with no water, food, clothing, or shelter for 2 months,...

Lawns: dead grass, dormant seeding, dead grass
dormant seeding, dead grass, ground temperature: Nino, If you planted only a few days before the snow it is possible that the seed did not germinate and will stay dormant until spring. If the seed indeed germinated it was to young and not hardy enough to survive the winter. If the seed is dormant...

Lawns: What is efficient and effective way to kill the weeds?, c j brown, selective herbicides
c j brown, selective herbicides, many different ways: There are many different ways to apply selective herbicides, which is what you are doing now. All of them work well if the application is done correctly. Sometimes, repeat applications are necessary. If I m understanding things correctly, you are not an...

Lawns: Floratam, harmful insects, grass killer
harmful insects, grass killer, dollar spot: The symptoms you describe indicate a fungus, most likely brown patch. First though, let s eliminate irrigation and insect causes. Run the sprinkler zone long enough to determine that the area is adequately watered. Do a soap flush to make sure that harmful...

Lawns: Flortam fertilizer, fertilizer application, grass growth
fertilizer application, grass growth, clock check: It would be very useful to find out why the grass is thin in some areas. Pest? Disease? Too wet? Too dry? You might be able to correct the problem easily and permanently. Very often, with new homes, there is a patch of weak turf which can be traced back to...

Lawns: winter rye, waste water treatment, lawn clippings
Lawns: winter rye, waste water treatment, lawn clippings, nitrogen level

Lawns: Grub Worm Problem, lawns, ST. Augustine
lawns, ST. Augustine, beetles: Grubs in St. Augustine are the larvae of the May Beetle or June Bug, and are a bit difficult to control. The feed just below the surface and it is often too late to do much once they are detected. Luckily, they are a seasonal issue and will come and go...

Lawns: grass, c j brown, acidic soils
c j brown, acidic soils, definitive diagnosis: Hi Marc, This is really just too vague for me to give any sort of solid answer. Dead, bare patches can happen for any number of reasons. The only thing I can suggest is to look at the sunlight and the pH of the soil. Moss likes shady, damp, acidic soils....

Lawns: which grass should I use and how should I put it down?, bermuda seed, lawn grass
bermuda seed, lawn grass, shady spots: In your area of TX, either Bermuda or St. Augustine should work pretty well. Sod will not help you build up soil, as it comes with only a small layer. You ll definitely want to add a thick layer of topsoil before laying down the sod. Laying the sod...

Lawns: Help!, organic fertilizer, dormant stage
organic fertilizer, dormant stage, england winter: I have a few issues with this schedule. 1st, the High Potash fertilizer listed is actually High Phosphorus and NOT High Potash. High Phosphorus is not only NOT needed, but is actually being banned in many municipalities because of the increased pollution...

Lawns: Kentucky Bluegrass in Souther California, marathon ii, tall fescue
marathon ii, tall fescue, scotts reseed supreme: I really don t recommend any specific brand of fertilizer. Whatever type you get, make sure at least 25% of the nitrogen is slow release. The garden center people should be able to help you figure that out. This will encourage more long term feeding, as opposed...

Lawns: What kind of seed or grass should I try?, bermuda grass, clay type
bermuda grass, clay type, tree roots: Generally, trees and grass do not do well together. The trees provide too much shade for most grasses and as time goes on, the tree roots become obstacles to practices like mowing. You can have a green ground cover which is not a grass at all. Check with...

Lawns: Lawn and Oaks Trees, Oak trees, lawn
Oak trees, lawn: Hi Jeffrey, Oak trees can be somewhat allelopathic, which means that the roots exude a substance that inhibits other plans from growing. Combine this with the shade from the leaves, and you have a pretty tough time growing decent grass. Without cutting...

Lawns: Lawn Rolling, c j brown, golf green
c j brown, golf green, root growth: Hi Robert. I don t see any real need to roll an established lawn. You ll just be compacting the soil and inhibiting root growth. It s usually done to firm up the soil after planting seed or to harden a golf green or tennis court before a match. I m not...

Lawns: lawn, organic lawn care, quality compost
organic lawn care, quality compost, organic fertilizer: Terrell, You can rake or just mulch the leaves with a mulching mower I recommend a soil test and then based on the results apply only the nutrients necessary. Use a quality compost and apply 1/4 to 1/2 inch and over seed with a grass developed for...

Lawns: lawn with dogs, wildly varying temps, c j brown, tall fescue
c j brown, tall fescue, grass mix: Hi Joy, You are correct that there s no magic bullet, but Tall Fescue is a pretty impressive option. It does well in a wide range of temperatures, and it s pretty tough stuff. Whether or not it can withstand the dogs is completely up to how much abuse the...

Lawns: Maryland Lawn, upper marlboro maryland, c j brown
upper marlboro maryland, c j brown, grass seeds: Hi Serene, If you have a thatch problem, it will absolutely need to be completely removed before planting anything else. Dethatching and/or power raking will rip up some of it, but I d recommend hiring a landscaper to dig it all out with some heavy duty...

Lawns: malaysian Grass care, c j brown, grass care
c j brown, grass care, plastic insulation: Wow, Farouk. That is really cool. Unfortunately, my expertise really stops somewhere between Connecticut ground and Thailand rooftops. It sounds as if you are doing the right things, and I would recommend waiting until the grass fully takes root. Then,...

Lawns: New lawn vs. of above-ground pool., grass
grass: If I m understanding correctly, you ve got a pretty simple, yet difficult situation. The compound you described is going to have to be removed, and good topsoil needs to be brought in. It ll be a bit of a pain, but it will be far, far preferable to spending...

Lawns: North Carolina grass, Hay, grass seed
Hay, grass seed: Hi Lisa, The hay protects the seed from heavy rains with could disrupt the seedlings, and it helps keep the soil moist, which improves germination. It s not critical, but it can help. Just don t bury the seed in a thick mat of hay, otherwise you ll have...

Lawns: Old sod, sod, turf
sod, turf, lawn: Hey there Laura, Something like that is kind of hit or miss. I d have to personally inspect it before giving it the thumbs up. In general though, you get what you pay for. Sure, there s a chance it ll work anyway, but I wouldn t advise trying it. There...

Lawns: Organic weed control in wooded area, natural hardwoods, organic weed control
natural hardwoods, organic weed control, sensible products: Melissa, You can use straight horticultural vinegar (20% acid vs the 5% in stores) or a product that uses citrus oil to kill the weeds(natures avenger). These products are not selective and will damage or kill any vegetation they come in contact with....

Lawns: poisoning, unwanted vegetation, wick
unwanted vegetation, wick, roundup: Roundup kills any thing green that it touches . It is translocated to all parts of the plant for a total kill. It is deactivated in the soil. I would be reluctant to overspray any vegetation with the product unless I wanted to kill it. I have read that...

Lawns: pre-emergence, crabgrass, dimension
crabgrass, dimension, preemergent: I m a personal fan of Dimension, which you could buy in liquid form if you look around. Just remember though, either liquid or granular needs to be watered in afterward, otherwise it will not work. It has to get down into the soil. Granular is much easier...

Lawns: RE: Lawn seed, fescue
fescue: I would definitely give it another two weeks before taking any steps. Seed often lays dormant for a while and will grow when conditions are better. After it does grow in, you can always spot seed the sections that are still thin. Good luck! -C.J. Brown...

Lawns: Removed the grass, birds and bees, mulch
birds and bees, mulch, mother nature: Mother Nature seems to hate bare ground; She will find a way to cover it and She has forces at Her command (wind,rain,birds and bees are only a few) which give Her a great advantage over us. There are dedicated people who are trying very hard to develop...

Lawns: regrading, professional landscaper, c j brown
professional landscaper, c j brown, landscape architecture: It is definitely work for a landscape professional, but you ll need to do some thorough checking into his qualifications. I would make sure he submits to you a detailed plan for how he plans to rectify the problem. Make sure that in addition to his background,...

Lawns: St. Augustine grass, st augustine grass, ammonium nitrate
st augustine grass, ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate: The middle number is easiest. It should be low (very low because Florida soils usually have enough Phosphorus). For lawns, the first number (nitrogen) is high (double digits). But what is more important is the source of this nitrogen. It must be stated on...

Lawns: Sugar for Weeds and Fire Ants, c j brown, fire ants
c j brown, fire ants, weed killer: Fire Ants can be controlled with baits, mound drenches, or insecticides. I m not sure if sugar will attract them or not, but I ve never recommended sugar for use as an herbicide. Perhaps you were thinking of someone else? Sugar as an herbicide is kind...

Lawns: sewing new seed after using pre-emergant, pre-emergent, weeds
pre-emergent, weeds, crabgrass: Hi Josh. The pre-emergent herbicides are meant to last a full season. If they worked perfectly, you d have no chance of getting good grass growth this year. If they wore off after two weeks or something like that, there d be almost no point in applying...

Lawns: should I start over?, c j brown, thin patches
c j brown, thin patches, fertilizer program: pH could definitely be the problem, but you d need to get a soil test to determine that. Other than that, the symptoms you describe don t sound like anything typical. Without getting a specific look at it, I d be hard pressed to provide a concrete plan of...

Lawns: Tilling, St. Augustine, sod
St. Augustine, sod, grass: Hi Christina, If you are planning to sod, this plan sounds fine. Just make sure to do it when the grass is actively growing. You want to make sure the roots are actively going to grow down and take root quickly. You also mentioned that the lawn is dry....

Lawns: Using Organics on St. Augustine Grass, corn gluten meal, st augustine grass
corn gluten meal, st augustine grass, bona fides: I have to confess that I do not have a lot of experience in using the organic products like molasses, soybean meal etc. This I do know. The transition from an inorganic to organic system of lawn care requires some mind-preparation; the lawn will look worse...

Lawns: Using sugar to control weeds, sugar, weeds
sugar, weeds, lawn: Hi John, I m actually pretty surprised that this question comes up as much as it does. I don t know who s out there propagating this myth, but sugar does not control weeds. It s that simple. Believe me, I d be the first one on the Pro-Sugar bandwagon...

Lawns: Watering in Atlanta Winter, watering lawn, zoysia
watering lawn, zoysia: The grass won t freeze & die, but there s absolutely no point in watering this time of year. The grass is dormant, and the water won t do it any good. Just wait until the lawn greens up in the next few months before watering. -C.J. Brown www.TheLawnCoach.co...

Lawns: Weeding floratam lawns in central Florida, accurate application, weedkiller
accurate application, weedkiller, atrazine: Atrazine is usually the weedkiller in weed and feed products to be used on Floratam lawns. The % is quite small and therefore accurate application is the key to good results. If you have already used the product, I very much doubt that you can do a second...

Lawns: West Texas New Lawn, c j brown, lawn weeds
c j brown, lawn weeds, bermuda grass: It sounds to me like you need to bring in a few good inches of topsoil (check with local suppliers as to the right type for your area). This will give you enough room for root growth above existing, buried roots, and it ll cover the roots of the Elm tree a...

Lawns: weed and feed, weed killers, climate conditions
weed killers, climate conditions, combination product: I understand you to mean that you are going to use a combination product to achieve both objectives. I know little of the climate conditions where you live but a useful guideline is to wait until the temperature gets up to 70deg. F around the clock. Also...

Lawns: weed/grass elimination, c j brown, cemetery care
c j brown, cemetery care, care taker: If you are talking about the spots right next to the monuments, I d recommend just using RoundUp. The salt will ruin the soil, and it very well could cause damaging effects on the monuments and mowers. RoundUp is fairly inexpensive, and you should be able...

Lawns: weed killers, weeds, lawn
weeds, lawn: Once the grass is actively growing, and you see the weeds emerging, it s time to apply a selective weed control product. You can use something like Weed-B-Gone or any of a large number of products that are labeled safe for lawn use. Just make sure to avoid...

Lawns: It's Febuary, Dillo Dirt, Bermudagrass
Dillo Dirt, Bermudagrass, winter seed.: Dillo dirt is the composted lawn clippings picked up by the town. It s perfectly good stuff to use. For now, I wouldn t recommend doing anything to the Bermuda since it is dormant. Just hang in there. Once it starts to green up, you can give it some organic...

Lawns: aerating in NC, c j brown, soil seed
c j brown, soil seed, warm climate: Hi Sean, Seeding without aerating seems pointless to me, since the seed wouldn t be getting down to the soil. Seed sitting on top of grass or thatch won t do much. If you have some bare patches, then go spot seed those, but don t plan to do any significant...

Lawns: Bermuda Lawn, weed control, lawns
weed control, lawns, bermudagrass: There are several selective weed control products available for use on bermudagrass lawns. Ortho s Weed-b-Gone is just one example. If you go to the local lawn & garden center, the people there should be able to help you pick out a good one. That said,...

Lawns: Bermudagrass eradication & repair???, c j brown, grass type
c j brown, grass type, dead grass: Actually, I had figured it would be more around the September time. The key is to wait until temperatures are dropping, not rising. When they start getting lower and they hit 90 or so, then you can get to it. This way, the Bermuda will be weakening as the...

Lawns: Bumpy lawn?, topsoil, lawn
topsoil, lawn, sod: Hi Jamie, It sounds like you re a step ahead of me here. If the bumpiness is indeed due to a sloppy sodding job, then your approach would be the best, and only effective one. Just spread out the soil as evenly as possible and let it fill in the gaps. The...

Lawns: bermuda, c j brown, bermuda grass
c j brown, bermuda grass, zoysia grass: I think that in order to actually get rid of the Bermuda, you ll need to do exactly as you dreaded. It s very persistent, tough stuff, and it will not likely be taken over by anything else you plant unless it is gone first. The other grasses will probably...

Lawns: black lawn, worm holes, blades of grass
worm holes, blades of grass, soot: This black that you see; is it that the green blades of grass have turned black or is it that the earth is so dry and powdery that it covers everything? If it is the latter, then watering is what the grass needs (if there is any grass left). If the leaf...

Lawns: burmuda grass-Lubbock, Tx, bermuda grass, local authorities
bermuda grass, local authorities, lubbock tx: Watering your lawn may have more to do with Local Govt. regulations than the kind of turf. So please check with local authorities first. Bermuda likes full sun and regular watering. Inside this general statement are a number of conditions. The shorter you...

Lawns: CENTIPEDE FERTILAZITION, centipede grass, lawn
centipede grass, lawn, fertilizer: Once the grass has taken root, a single fertilizer application is usually good for the whole year. I d recommend an all organic fertilizer, at about 1/2 lb of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. Centipede is very low maintenance and does not do well when you...

Lawns: Chinch bugs, turf insects, st augustine grass
turf insects, st augustine grass, harmful insect: You can eliminate bugs by doing a 2x2x2 soap flush on random spots on the lawn. Mix 2 ounces of dishwashing liquid in 2 gallons of water and pour it slowly over 2 sq. ft. of lawn. Choose an area that includes both brown and green grass. In a few minutes,...

Lawns: Too Cold to Water New Sod, sod, turf
sod, turf, lawn: Frozen sod is usually able to bounce back okay, but it would be better to wait until the temperatures are in the 50-70 degree range. Keep in mind that the soil is still probably much colder than the air and it could be very slow going to get the roots to knit...

Lawns: Crabgrass, c j brown, granular fertilizer
c j brown, granular fertilizer, soil temperatures: I m not quite sure why you think you cannot use a granular fertilizer, but there really shouldn t be any problem with it. Crabgrass starts after the soil temperatures reach 60+ degrees regularly. It doesn t know what the calendar says, so the March 15th date...

Lawns: clay,dry soil, grass crops, soil particles
grass crops, soil particles, irrigation management: Whether you choose seed, sprig or sod, that clay soil will require some tilling. Seed will require that you prepare a seed bed - the soil particles must be quite small to a depth of at least three inches (six is better). Sod will require the less refinement;...

Lawns: corner lot in Florida, pooper scooper, repeat offender
pooper scooper, repeat offender, florida residents: If I found a foolproof answer to your question, I would not be here, writing this. Seriously, you might consider posting a sign which can be as friendly or formal as you like. If you aspire to Sainthood, you might erect a pooper scooper station and keep...

Lawns: dead grass, dead grass, dilution
dead grass, dilution, urinating: Dilution is a good idea but how practical, I do not know. If the dog is let out as required, then I suppose that one can follow it around with hose or watering can and wash away the offense while it can be. Once the urine has evaporated, then the problem...

Lawns: dead grass area, st augustine grass, grass problem
st augustine grass, grass problem, insect activity: You make it sound like a distinct rectangle (8ft.x 1ft.) and this could be quite the important observation. Damage which show straight line boundaries is usually due to abiotic factors (if a piece of plywood was left on the lawn, for instance). If there is...

Lawns: When is the earliest i can seed a new lawn?, c j brown, soil temperatures
c j brown, soil temperatures, grass seed: If you seeded now, it would come in, but it would take a while as the soil temperatures aren t high enough yet. Every season is a little different, and the grass seed won t really grow until the soil temperatures are above 50 degrees. This usually doesn t...

Lawns: estimate for mowing-, wages and salaries, office storage
wages and salaries, office storage, share holder: I am sorry that I cannot give you a helpful answer because there are many bits of relevant information missing (and I am not sure that you will want to give them to me). Generally a business has to pay for the use of the factors of production. These are:...

Lawns: Can Fescue and grasses co-exist in a NW Arkansas lawn, bermuda grass sod, c j brown
bermuda grass sod, c j brown, flower beds: I don t see why you shouldn t be able to give this a shot, but I m not sure you ll really be happy with the results. It will look very spotty with the Tall Fescue growing in patches within the Bermuda, and it ll look really strange in the cooler months when...

Lawns: When is the perfect time to apply Pre-emergent herbicide in Rhode Island, crabgrass seeds, weeds
Lawns: When is the perfect time to apply Pre-emergent herbicide in Rhode Island, crabgrass seeds, weeds, corn

Lawns: torpedo grass, st augustine grass, fusilade ii
Lawns: torpedo grass, st augustine grass, fusilade ii, oz per gallon

Lawns: weed with stickers, weed, north texas
Lawns: weed with stickers, weed, north texas

Lawns: weeds galore this year, scotts turfbuilder, broadleaf weeds
Lawns: weeds galore this year, scotts turfbuilder, broadleaf weeds, winter rye

Lawns: what fertilizer to use, c j brown, beginning of spring
c j brown, beginning of spring, fertilizer: Not necessarily. If those are the only options you are offering, I d do the 29-1-4 at about 3 1/2 lbs of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet. You don t need equal amounts of the second two nutrients (Potassium and Phosphorus) as Nitrogen (the first number). ...

Lawns: Till fill or topsoil or both?, c j brown, surface roots
c j brown, surface roots, grass area: I wouldn t bother tilling, because you need to get some good topsoil on top anyway. tilled up garbage is still garbage, just tilled. I d just recommend getting some good topsoil (about 5 inches) and spreading it, then seeding or sodding. Whether you seed...

Lawns: fire-burned lawn, st augustine grass, acceptable practice
st augustine grass, acceptable practice, pest problem: It will come back. Long ago and far away it used to be an acceptable practice in the rejuvenation of pastures. Water well when there is the need. The grass will let you know by rolling its leaves. Mow at the highest setting on your lawn mower. The more leaf...

Lawns: Grass, c j brown, ac power line
c j brown, ac power line, septic fields: I have to be honest, you ve got me stumped here. I ve never heard of electricity affecting plant growth, and I don t know of any studies that have been done. I do believe that it has something to do with the soil, simply because that s the only thing that...

Lawns: Grass in my flower bed, panicum repens, torpedo grass
panicum repens, torpedo grass, many roots: It sounds like Torpedo grass (Panicum repens). You can spray it with glyphosate BUT at a fairly low rate applied more than once. The reason is that you want to allow the chemical to reach the farthest parts of the deepest roots. In the meantime you want to...

Lawns: Growing grass in sandy soil, strange plants, growing grass
strange plants, growing grass, sandy soil: Do you have a clear idea as to why the previous re-sodding did not work out? It is important to know because we want to avoid a recurrence. Sodding has been likened to a hair transplant. You want to make sure that the transplant has the best chance to root....

Lawns: grass, http www youtube, c j brown
http www youtube, c j brown, front yard: Hi Christina, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeUjjmD0QzA&feature=PlayList&p=C821630097F7DBE7&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3 Copy and paste that link into your browser. It ll be more interesting than reading a description, and you ll learn what you...

Lawns: grass seed, c j brown, tolerant grass
c j brown, tolerant grass, adult plants: Hi Ryan, That s a tough one. Pre-emergent herbicides are the most effective way to prevent it in the Spring. Barring that, I d recommend a system of just pulling out the adult plants when they get mature. Between these two approaches, you should be able...

Lawns: growing grass... 'trying to", scotts grass seed, c j brown
scotts grass seed, c j brown, bark mulch: Hi Nina, Unfortunately, 1 hour a day of sunlight just isn t going to do it for you. It s a bit like asking what types of vitamins you should take if you don t drink water anymore. You need water, and no amount of healthy living will change that. Same thing...

Lawns: Help! Lawn Fix Nightmare!, electric moss, couch grass
electric moss, couch grass, clay soil: The first paragraph of your correspondence contains all the reasons to eliminate grass as a viable crop on the area. My best suggestion is to find another use for the area or start fixing the problems in order of priority. Drainage seems to be at the top...

Lawns: Poa Annua, preemergent herbicides, c j brown
preemergent herbicides, c j brown, hot weather: You could try using preemergent herbicides in the fall before the new annual bluegrass infiltrates. I only caution you to understand that there is already a huge abundance of seed in the soil, and breaking the chain of events won t prevent any future outbreaks....

Lawns: Lawn, abundance of caution, grass seed
abundance of caution, grass seed, fertilizers: You are asking for a lawn program and I do not feel competent to advise you essentially because I know very little about the practices in your State. I would ask the County Extension Agent for assistance and I would expect that the Schools Board will have...

Lawns: Lawn Care, c j brown, moss removal
c j brown, moss removal, soil mixture: Hi Kym, Just as many chefs will have different approaches to making a similar dish, so will different lawn guys/landscapers/gardeners have different approaches to solving the same problem. Unfortunately, they often seem to think that their approach is right,...

Lawns: Lawn killing moss, c j brown, chemical fertilizer
c j brown, chemical fertilizer, root system: Unfortunately, this leaves many details out which make it difficult, but I can tell you that it sounds very much like there s just too much shade. I know you said that it gets plenty of sun, but moss + a weak root system + grass dying off usually indicates...

Lawns: Lawn Mold & Fungus, mold fungus, c j brown
mold fungus, c j brown, step at a time: It probably is moss, in which case, you ll need to rip it out and apply limestone very heavily before re-seeding with a more shade tolerant seed. Get a steel rake and rough up the soil once you ve applied the limestone so that the limestone gets down into...

Lawns: Lawn problems, aerating lawns, c j brown
aerating lawns, c j brown, soil temperatures: Moss: 1) Rake and rip the moss out, 2) Put down 50 lbs of limestone/1000 square feet in that area, 3) seed and water lightly every day until the new grass grows in. Crabgrass: The preventer is best put down before soil temperatures reach 60 degrees, which...

Lawns: Lawn Repair, decent shape, good luck
decent shape, good luck, grass: That would certainly make sense if you want to get grass to grow back again. Constant traffic from dogs and kids is one of the biggest problems when trying to maintain a decent home lawn. Just keep in mind that once the grass has reestablished itself, you...

Lawns: Lawncare, green grass, back yard
green grass, back yard, neglect: Shaded and one year of neglect; moss is growing. Seems that the shade has increased or water has increased or both. I expect that if you remedy the shade/moisture condition, then the lawn will improve. Usually, lime is incorporated in the soil which suggests...

Lawns: landscaping, toxic insecticides, c j brown
toxic insecticides, c j brown, ingredents: What you have described is a Home Brew of products that are claimed to have positive effects on the lawn. There are many such recommended concoctions, but I don t recommend that you use any of them, if only because they have not been properly tested. ...

Lawns: putting in a lawn, grass seeds, shoes and clothes
grass seeds, shoes and clothes, weed killer: First, mow the lawn as close as the lawn mower will allow. Apply a non selective weed killer; it will kill everything green. Just make sure that it does not have a long residual effect in the soil as this might prevent the sod from rooting in. Allow 7 to...

Lawns: lawn, poor drainage, selective cutting
poor drainage, selective cutting, root system: Hi Toni, I have 2 suggestions. Generally a poor root system indicates poor drainage and/or too much shade. Both of these factors tend also to be present where there is a lot of tree cover. If there are a lot of trees, I d recommend calling a tree guy...

Lawns: lawn, scott turf builder, c j brown
scott turf builder, c j brown, days of rain: If you haven t purchased it yet, I d recommend that you look out for a Weed product without the Feed part. The lawn shouldn t need another dose of fertilizer so soon. If you already bought it, hold off for a few more weeks. The weeds should still die off....

Lawns: lawn care in massachusetts, c j brown, balanced fertilizer
c j brown, balanced fertilizer, lawn fertilizer: I haven t used the Ringer brand before, but I like what I ve read and heard. It s a well balanced fertilizer that will give your lawn all the necessary nutrients. It is also a good organic source. As far as fertilizer goes, I have no real problem with your...

Lawns: lawns, lawn grass seed, c j brown
lawn grass seed, c j brown, sun shade: Hi Shawn, You ll just have to spray those patches with roundup and reseed them. Unfortunately, They are both types of lawn grass seed that will be susceptible to the same herbicides. There s nothing you can do to kill off one type of grass instead of another....

Lawns: Mayer Zoysia, desirable plants, blue grass
desirable plants, blue grass, zoysia: I am sorry but I cannot recommend a weedkiller. The reason is that I need to know the scientific names of the weeds that you are trying to get rid of. Weedkillers do not forgive is a maxim in the trade; and you will not forgive me if I helped you to kill...

Lawns: Moss vs. grass in San Diego?, moss, lawn
moss, lawn, heat.: I m sorry, but I really don t know of any mosses that could tolerate those conditions. That said, I m not a moss expert at all, so you may or may not want to seek out a 2nd opinion on that. I d recommend planting a warm season grass like Bermuda or Zoyzia...

Lawns: misapplication of crabgrass preventer, crabgrass preventer, c j brown
crabgrass preventer, c j brown, lawn food: Water heavily. That s about all you can do now. Keep watering and the product will be diluted somewhat. If it is just 2X the normal rate, you re probably not going to lose any grass, but you WILL be mowing an awful lot for a month or two as the grass goes...

Lawns: moss, adequate drainage, air circulation
adequate drainage, air circulation, watering system: In due time the moss will go away if you create the dry conditions which it does not like. And yes, some kind of vegetation will grow in its place. But it will be Mother Nature s choice and not necessarily to your liking. If so, then you will have to re-establish...

Lawns: mulch on lawn, mulch beds, hardwood mulch
mulch beds, hardwood mulch, c j brown: Well, it won t outright kill the grass, but it certainly won t help at all either. If you are looking to turn these bad patches into mulch beds, then okay. If you are looking to improve the grass, then this won t be helpful. If looks don t matter that much...

Lawns: new lawn, c j brown, morganton nc
c j brown, morganton nc, clay mixture: It sounds to me like something tough would be ideal. Full sun and clay soil can make for pretty tough growing in NC, especially in the Summer. My #1 recommendation is Bermuda Grass, although it s best sodded during the growing season. Take a look into local...

Lawns: Old Pasture Yard, crabgrass preventer, c j brown
crabgrass preventer, c j brown, wild onions: As with many questions I receive, I just have to take an educated guess here since I can t actually see your property. My guess is that the grass seed just isn t getting enough water, or it s not mixed into the soil well enough, or a combination of both. ...

Lawns: Overseeding in the spring in Ohio, c j brown, clumps of grass
c j brown, clumps of grass, green moss: Hi Jim, I m surprised that you think it might be too late to overseed. If anything, it s pretty early. My recommended order? 1) Aerate 2) Seed 3) Rake seed around to mix with soil and drop back into the holes. 4) Fertilize 5) Water 6) More water...

Lawns: onion grass, onion grass, weed killers
onion grass, weed killers, active ingredient: This is the first time I have heard about onion grass and all the references about it seem to come from Australia. Are you in Australia? Regretfully, I must decline to answer your question because of my ignorance. Glyphosate , the active ingredient in...

Lawns: organic lawn food, organic lawn care, c j brown
organic lawn care, c j brown, lawn food: Hi Ellie, Truth be told, entire books have been written in response to this question, so I simply can t begin to explain it all properly here. That said, you should expect to see some weeds, crabgrass, insects, grubs, etc. The big question is, how obsessed...

Lawns: Planting grass seed., planting grass seed, c j brown
planting grass seed, c j brown, septic field: Well, it should go without saying that for the grass to grow, the kids and pets will need to give it a break. The seed won t grow if it s getting trampled and torn. Basically, a good blend of seed needs to be tilled into the top 1/2 inch of the soil or...

Lawns: Problem Growing Grass, c j brown, bark mulch
c j brown, bark mulch, growing grass: Hi Tom, Well, this is pretty simple. There s too much shade under the tree. It s pretty much that simple. Your efforts have been futile, because the grass won t grow in shade like that. I do realize that there are shade seeds, but even those need a certain...

Lawns: Problem lawn with hill and large dog, rain erosion, peat moss
rain erosion, peat moss, c j brown: Sorry Hal, This doesn t sound like you really have much of a chance. There does come a point where the grass just cannot tolerate the lack of sun, lack of topsoil, and dog abuse. If I was you, I would highly recommend that you talk to some landscapers about...

Lawns: When is the perfect time to apply Pre-emergent herbicide in Rhode Island, corn gluten meal, pre emergent herbicide
corn gluten meal, pre emergent herbicide, weather signs: In all scientific tests that I ve seen, Corn Gluten Meal has no effect on weeds. It s unfortunate that these companies are allowed to continue to advertise and sell it, but that s the case. It s a nice idea that just doesn t work. That said, there s no good...

Lawns: pesticides on weeds, c j brown, weed killers
c j brown, weed killers, landscape companies: Typically speaking, the products are pretty similar, but the difference is in the applicator. If you had the right training, and professional equipment, you could get very similar results with the over-the-counter stuff. It s all a matter of timing, and using...

Lawns: prep for new bahia sod, soil surface, water and sand
soil surface, water and sand, wetting agent: It looks like you are dealing with a hydrophobic condition. What is needed is a wetting agent, something like soap to reduce the tension between the surfaces of the water and sand. Commercial products are also available. Reduce the force of the water on the...

Lawns: Replacing half dead bermuda with fescue -- will fescue take over..hopefully?, c j brown, bermuda grass
c j brown, bermuda grass, home remedy: Hi Janie, I have to be honest. The Tall Fescue is going to be a tough battle for you, and I recommend caution if you choose to go forward. Bermuda is very tough and can really take over a lawn. One of the reasons so many people like it is because it is...

Lawns: Resodding a St. Augustine Lawn, carpet grass, weedkiller
carpet grass, weedkiller, regrowth: You can use a mower or string trimmer to scalp the areas and sod directly. The sod has to be jammed in tightly and must cover the bare spots right into the existing good grass. The objective is to smother any regrowth from below. If you are not sure that...

Lawns: Rye Grass Problems, planting rye grass, warm season grass
planting rye grass, warm season grass, custom fertilizer: You do not need to scrape away the Ryegrass, as it will break down on its own. You certainly can seed the Bermuda, though sod is preferable. If you seed, use a core aerator and punch holes throughout the yard. Then spread some see evenly throughout and water...

Lawns: removing lawn, plants and shrubs, decorative pebbles
plants and shrubs, decorative pebbles, sod cutter: You can spray a non selective weedkiller (like glyphosate) over the area. You can rent a sod cutter and strip the area of all vegetation. Or you can pull everything by hand. A good plan would be to mow tbe area as low as the mower can go. Wait for the regrowth...

Lawns: rotten grass, grub damage, organic programs
grub damage, organic programs, biological controls: You can just reach down and pick it up without even pulling on it . This sounds like grub damage. Did you replant/reseed your lawn or do you mean that the remaining grass continues to decline? There are biological controls for grubs available but timing...

Lawns: runners, lush lawn, close to the ground
lush lawn, close to the ground, little pieces: A runner describes a stem that runs above (but close to) the ground. Many grasses (like St. Augustine) spread by runners which root readily when the conditions are right. From what you write, you have provided the right conditions for runners to grow; the...

Lawns: SCOTTS GRUB MIX, water contamination, signal word
water contamination, signal word, residual effect: My standard reply is, There are no safe chemicals; only safe ways of using chemicals . I am not sure what is the active ingredient in the product (look for it on the label) but if it is so effective against grubs then it must have a significant residual...

Lawns: St Augustine Grass Problems, st augustine grass, black kow
st augustine grass, black kow, grass weeds: You have asked many questions so I will start with the easier ones (for me) and work upward. St. Augustine grass does not produce viable seed in commercial quantities so sodding or sprigging is the only way. If you sow grass seed in St. Augustine, it...

Lawns: St. Augustine grass, st augustine grass, c j brown
st augustine grass, c j brown, three distinct areas: I would just tell you to make sure to clear off any remnants of the bad areas thoroughly before sodding them. The sod needs to have clean contact with the underlying soil in order to work well. As for subsequent maintenance, make sure to water every day...

Lawns: St Augustne Grass Problems, black kow, grass weeds
black kow, grass weeds, brown patches: Q: Should i compost with Black Kow? On website, sez for 100 sq ft use a hundred pounds which is 1 pound per sq ft. I have 19000 sq ft of grass. Can or should I mix it top soil or something else. Cost would be about $1500 based on 50 pond bag costing abt...

Lawns: Sugar on lawns, sugar applications, beneficial bacteria
sugar applications, beneficial bacteria, nutrient solution: Not only ants but bees and other insects. Sugar is applied to provide a nutrient solution for beneficial bacteria to inhabit the soil. The bacteria cannot handle solid food so I would lightly water in the sugar so that it gets down in the soil and be assimilated...

Lawns: Sugars, soil bacteria, corn gluten
soil bacteria, corn gluten, organic lawn: Brown sugar is used because the crystals are coated with molasses. Yeasts and other beneficial soil bacteria thrive on molasses which itself can be diluted and applied on the lawn. Corn gluten may be available at a feed store near you. There isn t one?...

Lawns: small holes in lawn near house, harmful insects, inch holes
harmful insects, inch holes, google: It could be birds foraging for insects that are underground but that is a guess. Soap flush a few areas where these holes are and if you find harmful insects, treat for them. I do not think that you have to worry much about it. Elsewhere on this site is...

Lawns: spring lawn care, spring lawn care, c j brown
spring lawn care, c j brown, grass species: Crabgrass pre-emergent needs to get down to the soil. If there was a thick mat of leaves in a section, then that section did not get a good application. It s as simple as that. You should call the company and tell them to re-apply to that area. The technicians...

Lawns: How to stop various types of weeds from growing, different types of weeds, types of weeds
different types of weeds, types of weeds, st augustine grass: Weeds are persistent and will keep coming back. You ll just need to make it more of an annual project. Sorry about that. Just go and talk to a local garden center guy about what specific product would be best for your area. The Centipede and St. Augustine...

Lawns: straw removal, c j brown, starter fertilizer
c j brown, starter fertilizer, southwest ohio: It really depends on how much straw there is. If the ground is totally covered, you should pick it up. If it s more like 50% covered, you can leave it there. It will break down eventually, and raking it could disturb the seedlings. As for fertilizer this...

Lawns: Does sugar kill beneficial nematodes, lawns, organics
lawns, organics, milky spore: Hi Marie, I m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I can t agree with anything you are doing here. 1) Milky Spore doesn t work. This has been proven time and time again. It s almost better that you cannot afford it, because you won t be able to waste...

Lawns: thatch in my sod, sod farm, dead grass
sod farm, dead grass, grass thatch: One month is too short a time for true thatch to build up. I suspect that the sod came in with clippings from mowing at the sod farm. It could be that the sod failed in patches after it was laid. The common causes are lack of water and/or the pieces are not...

Lawns: thatch in my sod, c j brown, dead grass
c j brown, dead grass, tragic problem: When you say that there is a lot of thatch from last year s growth, are you referring to the new sod or the old stuff from last year? Was the sod laid on soil, or was there some dead grass underneath? Assuming the thatch is from the sod, then you can either...

Lawns: torpedo grass, true grasses, torpedo grass
true grasses, torpedo grass, chemical ingredient: Fluazifop is a chemical that will kill true grasses like torpedo grass (Panicum repens) and not harm most other vegetation. A product that I have used which contains fluazifop is Fusillade II . I am not sure that it is available to homeowners but other formulations...

Lawns: troubleshooting, peat moss, foliar fertilizer
peat moss, foliar fertilizer, lawn co: Cutting the lawn close at the first mowing of the year is only part of a larger program. The mower picks up a lot of the debris which should be bagged and put to compost. This is followed by a good raking to get rid of even more stuff . Now the lawn is prepared...

Lawns: WEEDS, lawns, sod
lawns, sod, weeds: Hi Gary, You can kill off the weeds with roundup, and that shouldn t affect the sod as long as you wait until the weeds are dead. There s no real way to eliminate all the weed seed though, so expect that you ll have normal weed issues down the line. That...

Lawns: Weed control in Centipede lawns, red fire ants, centipede lawns
red fire ants, centipede lawns, alfalfa meal: Nope. Sorry. I think I get this question at least once a week. Sugar, alfalfa meal, and lava sand will only do one thing. It will put money into the pockets of the people selling it. I m not sure about the fire ants though. Good luck, and sorry....

Lawns: Weed and feed shelf life, c j brown, pocket money
c j brown, pocket money, last spring: I would definitely recommend using it. If you ve kept it dry, it may have lost a bit of the effectiveness, but it should still work pretty well. Besides, it is far better to use this stuff the way it was intended as opposed to throwing it in a landfill. The...

Lawns: Weeds, c j brown, unwanted critters
c j brown, unwanted critters, johnson grass: No, sugar will do no such thing. I m still surprised at how many people believe and pass along this nonsense. I m sorry you are being put in the position of having to decide who to believe, but I can assure you that any attempts to eliminate or reduce weeds...