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Lawns: have area that is hard to grow grass, st augustine grass, many roots
st augustine grass, many roots, compost: For the future, the best practical answer to this challenge is to use pavers that allow grass to grow through them. (They have openings to allow this). But you have a different challenge. Can you establish a grass like St. Augustine? This grass will produce...

Lawns: Is my Bermuda dead?, intense summer heat, tall fescue
intense summer heat, tall fescue, c j brown: As for whether the Bermuda is dead, anything s possible. I can t truly diagnose it off site, but if it isn t greening up with the rest of the neighborhood, it s a bad sign. Tall fescue could be used, but it s going to take a bit more effort during the intense...

Lawns: better grass, st agustine, coarse grass
st agustine, coarse grass, quality grass: I cannot say which is better for you but I will try to list the important things about each. Bermuda: A high quality grass often used on golf courses. It requires full sun, regular and frequent irrigation, fertilizer about once a month in the growing...

Lawns: Centipede Grass Burned with Fire, centipede grass, lawn man
centipede grass, lawn man, new grass: Your lawn man may have broken some local regulation against open fires; I do not know. Under normal circumstances the lawn should recover but signs of such a recovery should have shown up by this time. After all, burning used to be a way to renovate pastures...

Lawns: carpet grass, creeping bent grass, carpet grass
creeping bent grass, carpet grass, circular patches: I am not familiar with carpet grass and when I tried to find out, there were two different grasses going under this common name. The first one has the surname Axonopus and the other s is Agrostis . The first one is also called mattress grass because...

Lawns: centipede grass, centipede grass, weed hound
centipede grass, weed hound, suitable tool: You can dig out the individual plants with a suitable tool. Many people swear by the Weed Hound but I imagine that it is hard work. Chemicals are tricky; very few can be used with safety. I would make sure that both centipede grass and dandelions are...

Lawns: chickweed, flower beds, desirable plants
flower beds, desirable plants, flower bed: Stellaria media (chickweed) is a winter annual. It will decline and die as summer comes along. This is fortunate because it is very difficult to control a broad leaf weed in a flower bed. My suggestion would be to use a scuffle hoe to dislodge the weed and...

Lawns: corn gluten for crabgrass, corn gluten meal, st augustine grass
corn gluten meal, st augustine grass, troublesome weed: The best opinions suggest that corn gluten meal has pre-emergent activity only. Therefore it will not control emerged and rooted plants. I know that crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) is very difficult to control in St. Augustine lawns. The most effective...

Lawns: crabgrass, c j brown, horse pasture
c j brown, horse pasture, google search: Actually, crabgrass grows from seed, not from the roots. It produces seed in the fall, then dies completely with the first frost. This means that the area you seed will be bare soil from about Mid-November to Mid June. If this is okay with you, then go for...

Lawns: Dead lawn near water softener/AC equipment., bahia grass seed, pensacola bahia grass
bahia grass seed, pensacola bahia grass, brine tank: The discharge from the softener (which occurs each time the system is recharged) has the potential to kill plants. Can you pipe the discharge from the water softener and the a/c into the ground? The a/c discharge is pure water and will dilute the weekly?...

Lawns: Dollar weed, scotts weed and feed, weed and feed
scotts weed and feed, weed and feed, even trees: Dollar weed gets a foothold in areas that are over watered. It is difficult to eradicate because of its aggressive rooting system. If your turf is Bahia, you have more choice of chemicals than if your turf is St. Augustine. So, first of all, cut back on...

Lawns: dollarweed, st augustine grass, weed population
st augustine grass, weed population, underground roots: First of all, dollar weed is an indication of over-watering. Once established it is difficult to kill because it forms a mat of underground roots. Image (active ingredient: imazaquin) will reduce the dollar weed population but will cause the turf to turn...

Lawns: dollarweed and algae, c j brown, dollarweed
c j brown, dollarweed, green algae: Bonus S is labeled for dollarweed control, so you should be good to use it. Just follow the labeled instructions carefully. Often times it takes a few applications to get things under good control, so stick with it and repeat an application after 4 weeks if...

Lawns: Floratam lawn, wood privacy fence, fungus problem
wood privacy fence, fungus problem, plant killers: Floratam is specially mentioned on the labels of plant killers, it is true, but many of them point out the special precautions which must be observed to obtain success. If you follow the label instructions carefully, and are persistent, you will control weeds....

Lawns: Fungus, grass clippings, lawn clippings
grass clippings, lawn clippings, compost pile: This reminds me of The Blind men and the Elephant poem. Here is what I can contribute to the discussion. Clippings are not bagged but dispersed over the lawn to improve the lawn and reduce waste going to the landfill. Lawn clippings are layered in with...

Lawns: Fungus - Brown spots, lawn care maintenance, dead patches
lawn care maintenance, dead patches, atlanta ga area: The first thing to do is correctly identify the problem. The best way to do this is to eliminate all other causes. Is the grass dead because of lack of water? Check irrigation. Insects? Soap flush the lawn in a few places. Be sure to include dead and...

Lawns: SCOTTS BONUS S SOUTHERN LAWNS, scotts, grasses
Lawns: SCOTTS BONUS S SOUTHERN LAWNS, scotts, grasses, fertilizer

Lawns: fertilizer on flowers, morning glory flowers, 2 4d
morning glory flowers, 2 4d, root penetration: My experience tells me that the weedkiller in the W&F has killed the morning glory (I trust that you have identified the plant accurately). Depending upon your turf, the W&F product would have 2.4D or Atrazine as the weedkiller. 2.4D is easier to...

Lawns: Grass not growing properly, c j brown, dry patches
c j brown, dry patches, new grass: Hi Noel, This one s pretty easy. Trying to grow grass in these circumstances is like trying to raise fish on a piece of sandpaper. It just ain t happening. The grass needs decent soil just as the fish needs water. You ll need to have good topsoil brought...

Lawns: Grass roots on top of lawn?, grass roots, topsoil
grass roots, topsoil, matter of time: That is how Bahia looks. I d say to water it weekly (if you are allowed) and mow it at the highest cut that your lawn mower will allow. After the third mowing, cut back on the irrigation. If the roots really hurt your eyes, you can apply topsoil in light...

Lawns: Growing an Organic Bermuda Lawn, organic lawns, ant mounds
organic lawns, ant mounds, c j brown: I recently learn of organic lawns. I have a Louisiana lawn with every type of weed allowed. I am considering going organic. One of the blogs advised that using sugar will promote a health lawn. 1) Is this true? NO, it s a viral myth that I am constantly...

Lawns: Grub Control, c j brown, flock of crows
c j brown, flock of crows, grub control: Well, you really can t do much specifically about the crows, but the damage will be minimal if you don t have grubs. Keep control over the grubs, and the crows will move on. The damage to your lawn will be isolated to some minor pecking. Good luck Patrick....

Lawns: Grub damage and Lawn re-establishment, mid coast maine, grub damage
mid coast maine, grub damage, c j brown: If the grass is gone, there s no time like the present! You may also have read that Fall is the ideal time to seed, which is true. BUT, if you don t have a lawn now, why wait till the perfect time? Seed now, water diligently, and apply the grub preventer in...

Lawns: grass killer, grass killer, nearby plants
grass killer, nearby plants, target: Generally speaking, you can easily find some Season Long Weed & Grass Killer at most lawn & garden shops. It will kill off the plants and keep new ones from growing in the area you treat. Nothing s perfect in this regard, but it should help significantly...

Lawns: ground ivy, c j brown, kentucky bluegrass
c j brown, kentucky bluegrass, ground ivy: Hi Marcia, Bad news. Over the counter products simply won t work on this one. There are some professional grade products that will work, but you need to hire a licensed company to do it for you. I can only recommend that you call around, express your concerns,...

Lawns: growing grass in bare areas, selective herbicide, c j brown
selective herbicide, c j brown, growing grass: Hi Nick, The only way to truly get rid of weeds is to use a selective herbicide that is safe for Bermuda grass. These are pretty common, and you d just need to go to the local garden center to find some. Definitely ask for some help from the salesman so...

Lawns: Hydro-seeding, grass seeds, hydro seeding
grass seeds, hydro seeding, seed bed: Ask the hydroseeding Company for their input. Generally you should try to make a seed bed. Remove as much of the rocks as is possible. Rototill the area if you can. Watering in the weeks following seeding is of critical importance. You do not want large drops...

Lawns: hydro seeding, planting grass seed, c j brown
planting grass seed, c j brown, san bernardino ca: Hi Aaron, Preparing an area for hydroseeding is pretty much the same as preparing for any kind of seeding. Hydroseeding is simply a method of planting grass seed, and has no special properties beyond that. If the soil is lousy, the resulting grass will...

Lawns: Irrigation system killing my grass?, st augustine grass, total soluble solids
st augustine grass, total soluble solids, irrigation system: Have a water analysis done on a sample from the well. You will have to take steps to ensure that it is from the well itself; before it enters the the irrigation system. Total salts or total soluble solids is what you are looking for. The result is given...

Lawns: KIlling grass and weeds with salt?, salt water solution, c j brown
salt water solution, c j brown, gravel driveway: It really all depends on how much you spray and how concentrated it is with the salt. Excess salt can play havoc with soils, but if it s just a little, it ll likely get diluted and washed out with the rains. Sorry I can t be more specific. It really just...

Lawns: Killing Weeds, Re-Seeding, turf type tall fescue, weed control products
turf type tall fescue, weed control products, c j brown: Hi Sean, Selective weed control products are meant for exactly this. If applied correctly, they will kill the weeds without harming grass. Depending on the size of the small pines though, you ll want to steer clear of them. They ll probably be fine, but...

Lawns: Killing weeds and old grass for new sod, gravel driveways, c j brown
gravel driveways, c j brown, preferred plants: As long as it is not a Season Long grass and weed killer. Some products kill off the vegetation, allowing you to then seed with your preferred plants. Other products basically sterilize the soil. Those are good for gravel driveways and walkways, where you...

Lawns: LAWN CARE, deer resistant ground cover, c j brown
deer resistant ground cover, c j brown, tended lawns: Hi Joe, Nothing is going to be maintenance free, but it sounds like you might be a good candidate for a fescue lawn. Here s a link to where you can get the seed. http://www.prairienursery.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_no_mow_info&cPath=11&products_id=303...

Lawns: LAwn, roto tiller, soil particles
roto tiller, soil particles, bermuda grass: Bermuda grass requires full sun and regular watering to grow well. Be sure that you can provide both for as long as you want to have a Bermuda lawn. The first thing is to prepare a good seed bed. You can do it manually but it is medium to heavy physical...

Lawns: Lawn, weed and feed, late august
weed and feed, late august, sod: Fill the spaces by squaring them out first; then cut sod pieces to fit snugly in these spaces. Fertilizer by itself will not kill weeds. Weed and Feed products will help. But match the product to the type of grass you have and be precise in treating the new...

Lawns: Lawn Care, fertilizer recommendation, grass blades
fertilizer recommendation, grass blades, these patches: At the beginning, of course. Seriously, it all starts with a good maintenance program. Here is a program that I recommended elsewhere. 1. Mow regularly. I recommend once a week because you will cut back any weeds before they form seeds. 2. Water the lawn...

Lawns: Lawn Grass, st augustine grass, concrete footer
st augustine grass, concrete footer, concrete edging: St. Augustine grass sends out stolons which are stems that grow on the soil surface. These runners will grow over and cover concrete edging in the landscape. I do not think that you have to worry about the footer being a barrier. As to the root, I cannot...

Lawns: Losing the Battle of the Lawn, c j brown, mole problem
c j brown, mole problem, natural occurrence: Hi Maggie, 1) Moles are a natural occurrence that have nothing to do with aeration or anything else you ve done. I d recommend Mole-Med for getting rid of them. Just follow instructions. 2) Weeds are also a natural occurrence also. You ll need to treat...

Lawns: lawn, restricted chemicals, pest control company
restricted chemicals, pest control company, crabgrass: If I could answer that question from where I sit, I would be quite famous. You might be able to control the crabgrass if you start now. It requires specific treatment; contact the Extension Agent for the County in which you live for advice. They can set...

Lawns: lawn, centipede grass, grass seed
centipede grass, grass seed, top soil: You are probably going to put down grass seed so it is desirable to remove all debris and obtain some tilth on the surface so that the seeds can be thinly covered with soil. This will hold them in place against the battering of sprinkler or rain drops...

Lawns: lawn, c j brown, weed killer
c j brown, weed killer, color flowers: Hi Maggie, Without a picture, it d be hard to diagnose with perfect accuracy, but it sounds like a simple weed type. I d recommend that you get some selective weed killer, and just read the label very carefully. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfEnfpQYXtU...

Lawns: lawn care ?, crabgrass preventer, c j brown
crabgrass preventer, c j brown, seed growth: Hi Mike. If you have some bare patches that need seed, then go ahead and seed them. Just make sure to rough up the areas well and mix the seed into the top 1/2 inch of the soil. If you need to seed the whole lawn, then the crabgrass preventer was a...

Lawns: lawn indentations, soil conditions, craters
soil conditions, craters, probable cause: I am not familiar with NJ soil conditions but I believe that the craters may be caused by some physical condition occuring underground. If the water you referred to is subject to tidal fluctation, then that is probable cause . I am sorry that I cannot...

Lawns: lawn Maintenance program, lawn maintenance program, fertilizer recommendation
lawn maintenance program, fertilizer recommendation, grass blades: A good lawn maintenance program is a very extensive subject. I will try to make it short. 1. Mow regularly. I recommend once a week because you will cut back any weeds before they form seeds. 2. Water the lawn when the grass shows you that it needs water;...

Lawns: lawn on slab, grass roots, patio area
grass roots, patio area, sod: I am thinking that the area on which you want to lay the sod has not been slabbed over and it is in the patio area. There is no serious problem in doing so. You will need to choose the sod carefully with respect to the amount of light that it will get. Hand...

Lawns: lawn (sodding), winter rye grass, milorganite
winter rye grass, milorganite, commercial operator: Yes. However you should first apply an organic product like Milorganite to aid root development of the new sod. Then mow the existing vegetation with your lawn mower set at the lowest height. You really want to scalp the existing lawn. Put down the sod...

Lawns: lawn troubleshooting, underground sprinkler system, leaf rakes
underground sprinkler system, leaf rakes, c j brown: No, seed on top of sod is pretty pointless. Here s what you need to do. Topdress the lawn with a decent topsoil. Basically, this means that you should spread a 1/4 to 1/2 inch layer on top of the grass, then take some leaf rakes to rough it up a bit. The...

Lawns: lawn turning yellow, c j brown, turf
c j brown, turf, good luck: Sorry Christine, The dog urine will kill the grass, and you can t prevent that. The ONLY thing you can do is either train the dogs to go elsewhere OR water the area thoroughly after they pee. This will dilute the urine enough to keep it from burning. ...

Lawns: lawns, c j brown, drainage water
c j brown, drainage water, bermuda grass: I do think this is good, but it s also playing with fire if you aren t really diligent about it. If it goes too far, the grass will go dormant, and it ll take a while to green up again. If you think you can keep up on it, then this works for me! Good...

Lawns: When to mow, scotts turf builder, grass height
scotts turf builder, grass height, winterizer: The first concern is to get the grass firmly rooted in. I imagine that you are watering regularly and will continue to do so for another month or so (or until rainfall is fairly regular}. Therefore you should apply something organic and not very soluble....

Lawns: Necrotic Ring Spot Fungus, necrotic ring spot, c j brown
necrotic ring spot, c j brown, rye grass: Hi Ed, Wow, I must have answered a lot of questions on here. I don t even remember the towel/mildew analogy, but I have no doubt that I m the culprit there! I m pretty fond of analogies. My experience with Necrotic Ring Spot is that you can get it under...

Lawns: New Lawn, c j brown, fertilizer applications
c j brown, fertilizer applications, fertilizer application: Hi Mike, I d recommend that you give the lawn a fertilizer application to encourage it to fill in. Firing up the irrigation system can be done anytime once the threat of frozen ground has passed, which it has. Just don t go nuts watering unless we ve had...

Lawns: Newly laid turf, spread sand, sod
spread sand, sod, seams: The sod is showing signs of drying out and it is telling me that the edges of the individual pieces are not in contact with the ground. If it is practicable, spread sand along the seams and water it in so that the sand will fill the spaces which might exist...

Lawns: new grass, organic lawn care, contrary to popular belief
organic lawn care, contrary to popular belief, alfalfa meal: Hi Lynn, First, I commend you for going organic. Spreading sugar though, is a persistent myth that seems to spread like wildfire through the web community. Studies have been done, and the verdict is not good for sugar. Contrary to popular belief, these...

Lawns: new lawn, sod cutter, speciality product
sod cutter, speciality product, specialised product: Sod cutting may not get rid of all the reproductive parts, like the nuts of the nutsedge. Regrowth is very likely. The operation also takes away a little (or a lot, depending upon the depth) of the topsoil. I favor a chemical treatment. Glyphosate is a very...

Lawns: new lawn areas that wont grow, c j brown, pool chlorine
c j brown, pool chlorine, toxic spill: There are MANY possible reasons for this problem, but I will just bring up a few of the main ones for you to look into. 1) Are you 100% positive that sufficient seed got put in those areas? Usually, this happens when somebody thinks they did a thorough...

Lawns: new lawn repair, slow rain, dual tires
slow rain, dual tires, landscape contractor: I have given this some thought and the best suggestion I can come up with is to level out the ruts. At the right moisture earth almost flows . I have seen ruts on dirt roads filled in by dragging a length of I-beam behind a vehicle. Baseball fields are smoothed...

Lawns: How often should I fertilize ?, c j brown, hot season
c j brown, hot season, noroc: Hi Vlad, You should only fertilize about 3 or 4 times per year. Too much will kill the grass. Wait at least 6 weeks after the last fertilizer. It is probably just too cold right now for the grass to have greened up well. Vă doresc mult noroc!...

Lawns: What to do about an overgrowth of weeds?, c j brown, ant colonies
c j brown, ant colonies, finger painting: Hi Rae, You need to apply a selective weed control product, but I hesitate to recommend much more, given your lack of knowledge about yard upkeep. This is a bit like saying, My car s not running properly, and I have no knowledge of mechanics. What should...

Lawns: overseeding mistake ?, creeping red fescue, tall fescues
creeping red fescue, tall fescues, perennial ryegrass: Hi Mike, Now that you ve got the Tall Fescue in there, keep going with it. Overseed each August with more of the Tall fescue and it will fill in to become more uniform and less clumpy. By cutting it with the rye, you ll just keep the clumpy appearance....

Lawns: overseeding newer lawn & crabgrass preventer, pelletized limestone, c j brown
pelletized limestone, c j brown, starter fertilizer: Hi Phil, This is kind of a judgement call on your part. How thin and pervasive are the bad spots? If they are truly just thin, and not bare, then I d recommend fertilizing with a Crabgrass preventer + fertilizer. The food will get the lawn growing and filling...

Lawns: Reseeding and Topdressing, chemical selection, careful application
chemical selection, careful application, new seed: You have some grass growing among the weeds; is that the grass that you will plant and grow into a lawn?. If your answer is NO , kill everything and start over. The suggestion by the lawn care guy is a good way to go. If your answer is YES , you do...

Lawns: Sand not soil zone 9b, zone 9b, soil zone
zone 9b, soil zone, landscape timber: It depends upon what you want to grow. A lawn will be comparatively easy. Establish the grass, water and mow it regularly and after many years you will have improved the soil also. If you are after a kitchen or a flower garden, then use raised beds. Use...

Lawns: SCOTTS BONUS S SOUTHERN LAWNS, c j brown, dallas texas area
c j brown, dallas texas area, weed and feed: My inclination is to say no , the lawn is shot, but I don t know this product extremely well. I d advise calling the Scott s company to ask for their advice. Scott s Help Center: 1-888-270-3714. Since they are the manufacturers, they d be best suited...

Lawns: Sod died, biological fertilizer, harmful pests
biological fertilizer, harmful pests, grub control: From what you say, your best plan would be to rip it all out and re-sod. You know how expensive it is so you want to guarantee success. As you rip out the sod try to estimate how well the previous sod rooted. If it was not well rooted, then maybe the ground...

Lawns: Sod prep, c j brown, dead patches
c j brown, dead patches, s yard: Hi Chris, It sounds like you have a southern type, heat loving grass that goes dormant over the winter. You ll have to kill it off first, ideally with Roundup. Once you ve done that, you ll need to dig out the patches and place some good topsoil in those...

Lawns: St. Augustine Grass with Bermuda, st agustine grass, st augustine grass
st agustine grass, st augustine grass, pleasing sight: If you are not one of those persons who want a pure stand of a particular turf, then sure, you can go ahead and interplant the two grasses. If a lawn is mowed regularly at a constant height, it soon presents a pleasing sight. Edging, string trimming and a...

Lawns: small lawn, shade tolerance, green grass
shade tolerance, green grass, vareity: Experience is the best teacher ... but the fees can be high! I doubt that I can tell you anything that you have not already found out. But wait. There may be something. A good many qualified people are working tirelessly to develop new and improved varieties...

Lawns: what should sod look like?, bermuda grass, yellowish color
bermuda grass, yellowish color, southwest region: Sod is stacked on pallets for shipment; the pieces in the middle of the pallet remain in the shade longer. Therefore you can expect some yellowing. After it has been laid, the sod should green up within days. If it does not, then there is some other reason...

Lawns: sponge grass, c j brown, plastic pipes
c j brown, plastic pipes, irrigation system: Hi Dave, I m not sure who told you this, but I ve honestly never heard of Sponge Grass. Perhaps it s a common name used locally? Either way, no living thing ever came from an inanimate object such as an irrigation system. Whatever the problem is, it did...

Lawns: spring fertilizing whn dry conditions loom, crabgrass preventer, summer approaches
crabgrass preventer, summer approaches, weed killer: I am not sure about the weather conditions where you live so I cannot say; but here are a few guidelines. Check on the label of the product that you have already applied and see if you can apply it (the weed killer part) again and how much time should elapse....

Lawns: spring onions, c j brown, spring onions
c j brown, spring onions, killer weed: The onions can be tricky and persistent. You ll most likely see them popping up each spring regardless of what you do. That said, if the weed killer was sprayed correctly, it should do the trick, at least for this season. -C.J. Brown www.TheLawnCoach.co...

Lawns: sunken area in yard, fence construction, fence line
fence construction, fence line, landscape designer: It has been a long time since my Design classes but I remember that we were taught to find out the cause(s) of design problems before addressing the remedy since the remedy might cause us to redesign some, or even all of the elements. So, is it the back...

Lawns: Trying to Grow Grass, quality weed control, kinds of weeds
quality weed control, kinds of weeds, c j brown: First things first. If you want a lawn, you ll need more sunlight. It s that simple. Imagine the following scenario: A man enters a doctor s office. He explains that he will be taking a trip, where he will be crossing a desert in 120 degree heat for...

Lawns: Can't get grass to come back in next season, c j brown, sheep fescue
c j brown, sheep fescue, plant grass: The only thing that makes sense to me on this one would be excessive shade. The way you ve described the situation is exactly what you d expect to see in a lawn with too little direct sunlight. The lawn fills in in the spring when the leaves aren t filled...

Lawns: I think I made a boo boo, grub worm, peat moss
grub worm, peat moss, square feet area: The weed control part of the product prevents root growth on emerging seedlings. It will do nothing to emerged plants. Applying topsoil, traffic, any kind of cultivation, can all cause the product to not work. As for reseeding the bare spots, I would not...

Lawns: Ugly Lawn, kentucky blue grass, grasses
kentucky blue grass, grasses, sod: There is no inexpensive remedy. The least expensive might be to decide which of the two grasses grows better and overseed with it and eventually this will take over. For more specific information, you will need to ask someone who is familiar with conditions...

Lawns: Using Layer of Sand, c j brown, deep holes
c j brown, deep holes, top soil: Hi Sonia, Tie your husband down to the couch if you have to, but do NOT let him spread a layer of sand evenly on top of the lawn. If drainage is an issue, it could be alleviated by punching deep holes in the yard, then filling those holes with sand. Spreading...

Lawns: useing lawn seed over existing turf, salt tolerance, scatter seed
salt tolerance, scatter seed, sandy soil: I cannot answer your answer your question specifically because I am unfamiliar with the grass itself and the climate in the area where you might live. Here is a site which has some useful information. http://www.mcmahonslawnturf.com.au/index2.htm...

Lawns: violets in my lawn-help, c j brown, judy c
c j brown, judy c, violets: Hi Judy, Ouch, that s always a tough one. My experience has been that over the counter stuff just doesn t work. You ll want to contract with a professional on this, at least for this season. Just make it crystal clear that the violets are your main concern,...

Lawns: Weeds in North Texas lawn, soil microbes, organic lawns
soil microbes, organic lawns, c j brown: Unfortunately, organic lawns have weeds. It s that simple. Sugar doesn t do anything but put more money into the pockets of the sugar makers. It s feed the microbes for a few seconds, but it won t have any effect whatsoever on weeds. If the weeds truly...

Lawns: weed and crabgrass, c j brown, bearer of bad news
c j brown, bearer of bad news, weed killer: Hi Ricky, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the tilling and re-seeding should have been done last fall. Now, you will very likely end up with a lot of crabgrass again this season. Wait until the grass has been mowed a few times, then apply the...

Lawns: white grub problem, leaf compost, c j brown
leaf compost, c j brown, types of grasses: No grasses are completely resistant, but getting a variety of grasses will help, as certain types of grubs prefer certain types of grasses. This way, whatever grub is infesting your lawn will not eat the entire lawn, just the species it likes. The other...

Lawns: Zoysia, c j brown, heat of the summer
c j brown, heat of the summer, toxic dose: Hi Melody, If using something toxic is a problem, then salt would be out of the question too. Toxicity is purely a measure of how much of something causes a problem. Too much salt is toxic. So is too much nicotine, caffeine, vitamin c, iron, etc. In order...

Lawns: Zoysia lawn, c j brown, good shape
c j brown, good shape, rhizomes: Keeping the lawn short and bagging clippings will not prevent thatch buildup in the slightest, despite popular myths to the contrary. Thatch is the buildup of rhizomes and stolons, not the buildup of clippings. I d recommend getting the lawn thoroughly...

Lawns: Amending existing lawn, grass blade, dead patches
grass blade, dead patches, season grass: Adding organic matter in the form of humus and similar materials is both expensive and cumbersome. You would be dealing with a large volume of the material. Grass can grow quite well on clay soil and it will improve the soil over time. So your grass is dying...

Lawns: annual blue grass, c j brown, grass problem
c j brown, grass problem, upper illinois: In my opinion, picking a fight with Annual Bluegrass would be like playing one-on-one basketball with Michael Jordan in his prime. Sure it may be fun to try, but there s just not much chance of winning. Even when clients are willing to pay me to take on the...

Lawns: ants and ant eggs nesting in the garden, ant eggs, insect control
ant eggs, insect control, hydramethylnon: I do not know for sure what is available to the homeowner in the UK so I can give only general recommendations. Pyrethroids are very effective in insect control because they are comparatively safe to humans and they quickly break down. Look for the active...

Lawns: Broadleaf grass growing 2" every 3 days!!, c j brown, grass type
c j brown, grass type, kentucky bluegrass: Hi Pingu, It s pretty simple actually. Spray the area in question with Roundup, then re-seed with a better grass type. You should be in good shape within a few months. I d recommend a good Kentucky Bluegrass for the Pittsburgh area. Go Steelers! -C.J....

Lawns: beneficial nematodes, lawn care professionals, milky spore
lawn care professionals, milky spore, beneficial nematodes: I have known lawn care professionals to almost weep in frustration over the problem of grubs. There are some good reasons for this. There are different types of grubs each with its own lifestyle and life cycle. If you want to do it yourself, take some of...

Lawns: brown spots/thaching in lawn, starter fertilizer, web worms
starter fertilizer, web worms, brown grass: Hi Eddie, Well, you have given me a whole bunch of different possibilities as to what could be wrong with the lawn, and without actually looking at the grass, I d be hard pressed to give you a solid answer. Here s a few points I d be able to make though....

Lawns: burnt grass, c j brown, tall fescue
c j brown, tall fescue, green grass: Hi Mike, Water deeply 3 - 4 days per week. Let the sprinklers go for about an hour in each section. Let me know how that goes. If it doesn t work, you may want to look into re-seeding with Tall Fescue this fall. It s a tougher grass that can handle the...

Lawns: Creeping Charlie?, c j brown, creeping charlie
c j brown, creeping charlie, weeds: Hi Greg, Unfortunately, you ll need to hire a pro for that one. It s one of the few weeds that over the counter products just don t seem to work for. There are a few professional grade products though that will get rid of it if used correctly. Good luck...

Lawns: clay soil, grass roots, clay soil
grass roots, clay soil, earthworms: So you are sure that there are no pests and diseases issues. Is the whole lawn overly wet or is it so in patches? If the latter, it may be that there are depressions which need to be filled in gradually so as not to smother the grass. If this is not the case...

Lawns: crab grass, crab grass, grass roots
crab grass, grass roots, new grass: I doubt it. To begin with, you are probably thinking of Solarisation , using the sun to heat up the land to the point where pests and diseases will be cooked out (about 140 degrees F). Clear plastic is preferable to black plastic for this purpose and the...

Lawns: DEAD ST.AUGUSTINE?, st augustine grass, forming clumps
st augustine grass, forming clumps, fibrous roots: If the grass is truly dead, no amount of fertilizer will bring it back. So we have to find out if there is some live grass there and what grass it is. This is a hands and knees effort. Examine an area of green growth. Decide whether the greenery is a grass...

Lawns: Dead dirt, san juaquin valley, sod cutter
san juaquin valley, sod cutter, roto tiller: I hope that you also have water. Rent the sod cutter and set it to cut pretty deeply. This will make sure that the sod contains a high percent of healthy roots. Use your roto tiller to till the soil lightly. You want to create a good tilth for the roots to...

Lawns: Dead Lawn, core aerator, c j brown
core aerator, c j brown, dead grass: Hi Chris, This isn t completely clear as to what s going on here, but it really just looks like the lawn may be getting too much water. I d recommend backing off on the water, but give it a bit more fertilizer to encourage some new growth. I the fall, se...

Lawns: Dead lawn, new house, harmful pests, grub control
harmful pests, grub control, post hole: You can spread seed or sod. I recommend sod where possible because it is more forgiving of mistakes. For example, if you miss an irrigation on sod you can make up for it. But miss an irrigation at the critical point of germination and you risk total loss...

Lawns: Dogs And The Lawn High Traffic Lawn, c j brown, tall fescue
c j brown, tall fescue, bark mulch: Hi Kelly, I m sorry to say that I don t have better information for you. If you want to give it one more shot, I d recommend Tall Fescue. That said, I don t think you have much chance of keeping any grass. There s High Traffic , and then there s your...

Lawns: dallis grass, c j brown, web popularity
c j brown, web popularity, kentucky bluegrass: Hi Chad, No, sugar does not work for this. I seem to spend most of my time on this site explaining to people that this is a myth that seems to have gained web popularity. Please don t waste your time. For Dallisgrass, you just need to very carefully...

Lawns: Extremely lumpy bumpy lawn, box blade, lawn tractor
box blade, lawn tractor, landscaper: The area appears to require levelling. This involves scraping some soil off the high spots and using the same soil to fill the low spots. A box blade dragged behind a tractor does this very well but it does require operator competence. Shifting around topsoil...

Lawns: annual blue grass, mr brown, weeds
Lawns: annual blue grass, mr brown, weeds, bluegrass

Lawns: brown spots/thaching in lawn, grass patch, green grass
Lawns: brown spots/thaching in lawn, grass patch, green grass, aesthetics

Lawns: Sugar for the lawn
Lawns: Sugar for the lawn

Lawns: yellow lawn, scotts grub ex, mole holes
Lawns: yellow lawn, scotts grub ex, mole holes, lawn diseases

Lawns: fescue, st augustine grass seed, st augustine grass
st augustine grass seed, st augustine grass, lawn establishment: Would you believe that I had to look up which State is MS? I cannot interpret the pH and how to correct it from the information you have provided. I have no experience with fescue turf but every indication is that it is widely grown in the shade provided...

Lawns: Grass, question thanks, localised
question thanks, localised, toxic waste: Finely crushed charcoal will indeed absorb spilled material, especially liquids. It is used by professionals to clean up spills by mixing the contaminated earth with the charcoal and disposing of the mixture as Toxic Waste. This can be another problem. What...

Lawns: Grass Seed, plant grass seed, mulch layer
plant grass seed, mulch layer, c j brown: Hi Mannish, I m not a gardener, so I can t really advise you on the mulch. On the lawn though, either plan should work fine. Getting the rocks out would be pretty tough, but ideal. Piling up topsoil would be just fine too. I ve done it both ways. Good...

Lawns: Grub Ex and weed killer, scotts grub ex, scotts customer care center
scotts grub ex, scotts customer care center, customer care department: I take it that at least one of the products you want to use is marketed by Scotts . If that is the case, you do not have much of a choice. You must go with their recommendations. I may add that I worked in the Garden Department of a Hardware store and I...

Lawns: grass, shade tolerant grasses, tall fescue
shade tolerant grasses, tall fescue, switchgrass: I could be wrong, but I thing you might be referring to Switchgrass. I ve never heard of Swiss Grass. Switchgrass is a native, prairie type grass that is typically not used for home lawn settings. In fact, I ve never heard of it being maintained as a...

Lawns: grass, c j brown, brown grass
c j brown, brown grass, topsoil: Hi Karen, That grass is dead, so you need to rake it out, spread a little topsoil in there, and seed the spot. To avoid problems in the future, try to have the dog go in one specific area, and water that area daily. The watering will dilute the urine enough...

Lawns: grass and iron, auto repair business, brake lathe
auto repair business, brake lathe, grass seed: I cannot tell if your grass is going to die. I doubt that anyone can tell what was in the material you sprinkled on your lawn. Plants do not eat solids is a statement we learned in elementary school. Therefore pure iron filings must somehow get dissolved...

Lawns: grass under trees, c j brown, bark mulch
c j brown, bark mulch, eastern exposure: Well, the grass won t work. I m not much of a ground cover expert, so I can t help a lot there either. The one thing I can suggest is to spread a nice looking bark mulch under the tree. It ll keep the shoes and paws from getting too dirty as the little...

Lawns: green grassy, barley grass, june grass
barley grass, june grass, weed: I find it difficult to answer your enquiry because I see that barley grass is a beneficial herb and the june grass I am familiar with (Imperata brasiliensis) will not survive the close mowing required for a good bermuda lawn. I would recommend that you explore...

Lawns: grubs, grub control products, c j brown
grub control products, c j brown, grubs: There are a few products you can spread on the lawn and water in. Typically, you need to look for the fast acting 24 hour grub control products. do NOT get the season long kinds. They will prevent grubs this fall, but not kill the ones that are already...

Lawns: hair like worm waving above the lawn, c j brown, natural fertilizers
c j brown, natural fertilizers, weed killer: The white, hairlike thing? I have no clue. Sorry. That s a bit out of my area of expertise, but it does not sound like anything I ve ever heard of. Fertilizer is generally not considered a chemical. It is basically food for your plants and grass, which...

Lawns: help with new lawn, core aerator, scotts turf builder
core aerator, scotts turf builder, c j brown: What you ve experienced is completely normal, especially with spring seedings. The weed seed is prevalent in the soil and will come in whenever you till, add water and fertilizer. Crabgrass is possibly the most aggressive of the weeds. Keep in mind that...

Lawns: high phosphorus and potassium in soil, high potassium, olathe kansas
high potassium, olathe kansas, phosphorus: The high potassium and phosphorus would likely be from fertilizers with high P and K percentages being applied over the years. At this point, I d recommend adding some topsoil to the property to dilute the amount of P and K. Just spread a few inches in top...

Lawns: Killing grass, soil nutrients, irish theme
soil nutrients, irish theme, new home owners: The most effective way is to spray the area with glyphosate. It will be stated on the label under Active Ingredient . I strongly suggest that you give it adequate time, about ten days, for the chemical to reach all parts of the plants. By this time, everything...

Lawns: Lavendar in grass, wild violets, holly bush
wild violets, holly bush, perennial beds: Boy oh boy, this is a tough one to answer, if only because I m the type of person to always seek a conciliatory tone with whomever I am disagreeing. Unfortunately, this is one of the times I just cannot find that tone. Please understand that Allexperts...

Lawns: Lawn, c j brown, moss growth
c j brown, moss growth, killer mix: Hi Rick, You need to rip the moss out so there s nothing left but bare dirt, then apply limestone at the rate of about 75 - 100 lbs per 1000 square feet. Trust me, this is a LOT. Next, till the lime into the top 1 inch of soil (no need to go deeper), and...

Lawns: Lawn care, black kow, c j brown
black kow, c j brown, organic fertilizers: I m glad you enjoy the site, but I ve never advised people to use sugar, and I routinely write responses explaining that there is absolutely NO scientific evidence from any reputable sources that sugar has any sort of benefit like the claims being made online....

Lawns: Lawn Grass, turf diseases, plant pesticide
turf diseases, plant pesticide, c j brown: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/plant/pesticide/utahpest/turf_diseases/powdery_mildew_bluegrass.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/plant/pesticide/utahpest/turf_diseases/tsld031.htm&usg=__txUdlSeOfhi8xBJX1gf_8C-NGyc=&h=412&w=409&sz=39&hl=en&start=17&um=1&tbnid=tGqObPI2al2jbM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpowdery+mildew%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1...

Lawns: Lawn/ natural, natural home remedies, leaf plants
natural home remedies, leaf plants, ufl edu: The County Extension Service is your best bet for testing and interpretation of results. You can find the office nearest you at this site. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu There is a tab for Local Offices. There are three offices in Volusia County in Florida....

Lawns: Laying sod where flower beds were, plant grass seed, laying sod
plant grass seed, laying sod, c j brown: Different types of grass seed takes different amounts of time to grow in. Perennial Ryegrass will be growing in a week and will look good in about 3. Kentucky Bluegrass will take about 2 - 3 weeks before you even see the beginnings of growth and will take...

Lawns: Live Oak/Centipede problems, live oak trees, centipede lawn
live oak trees, centipede lawn, centipede: I cannot explain why the turf has died in patches under the oak trees. Centipede grass is tolerant of shade and some cold. There is mention of a decline which sets in as the turf gets older but there is no identifiable cause and no specific remedy. I would...

Lawns: lawn, grass blades, salt damage
grass blades, salt damage, cold temperatures: If you mean that all the grass blades are yellow at the edges then that might be the effect of the cold temperatures of winter. The grass will grow out of it in the spring. If you mean that the condition exists along the edges of the lawn, along the driveway...

Lawns: lawn care, c j brown, control weeds
c j brown, control weeds, dead grass: Hi Tracey, I was born in Toronto, so I always get a smile on my face when I get a letter from the Old Country. The dead areas will just have to be reseeded. It s pretty much that simple. Dead grass does not come back to life, so new grass needs to...

Lawns: lawn too high/sod cutter, sod cutter, c j brown
sod cutter, c j brown, tall fescue: Well, theoretically that should be fine. The only problem is regarding what types of grass you actually have in the lawn. Some varieties grow in independent bunches that do not hold together at all. If you cut them with a sod cutter, they ll literally fall...

Lawns: lawn sanding, golf course greens, c j brown
golf course greens, c j brown, environmental conditions: The lawn should be fine, but the Chemlawn guy needs to explain a little better what he was having you do. Sand on the lawn? I know this is a common practice on golf course greens, but a home lawn? Where do you live? Perhaps this is a practice more common...

Lawns: lawn violets, grass lawn, weed problem
grass lawn, weed problem, violets: There is a large population out there that believes that if you improve the soil alone, all the other problems will be solved. There is some evidence that sugar or molasses applied to the soil will improve it. It is therefore reasonable to conclude that applying...

Lawns: lawns, c j brown, fairway
c j brown, fairway, lawns: It sounds like Bentgrass. http://www.thelawncoach.com/Columns/Entries/2008/8/12_Bentgrass_is_Best_Left_on_the_Fairway.html There s a column I wrote a while back on the subject. I thought that might be easier than simply rewriting the whole thing. ...

Lawns: lawns, cow manure, c j brown
cow manure, c j brown, biosolids: Hi Corey, I d have to say no. Fresh cow manure can be tilled into soil in gardens, but it s not advisable to spread it over lawns. You can look around for a fertilizer with biosolids that will essentially do the same thing more cleanly. On top of that,...

Lawns: Moss in Lawn, moss problem, c j brown
moss problem, c j brown, grass growth: Hi P.J. Your approach was right, but my experience has shown me that you need to put an obscene amount of limestone down in order to get the full effect. So, basically, that s what I do. Whenever I do this, I put down enough limestone to cover the ground...

Lawns: moles, c j brown, mole control
c j brown, mole control, mole hills: Hi Melissa, You ve been told wrong. It s a common misconception, but it s wrong nonetheless. Moles do eat grubs, but they LOVE earthworms and a whole variety of insects that will still remain. Imagine if you wanted to get rid of a bunch of party guests...

Lawns: moss taking over, moss growth, c j brown
moss growth, c j brown, lime: Hi Cindy, I assume there is also too much shade, which will make it difficult to grow grass under any circumstances. That said, first you need to rip the moss out so there s nothing left but bare dirt, then apply limestone at the rate of about 75 - 100...

Lawns: New construction lawn, cow manure, leaf compost
cow manure, leaf compost, c j brown: Hi Dean, I m not much of a fan of using manure, so I don t feel comfortable telling you which is better. I d recommend using either leaf compost in place of the manure or just sticking with 6 inches of good topsoil. Make sure to miz the soil and compost...

Lawns: New lawn full of weeds, core aerator, c j brown
core aerator, c j brown, grass seed: Step 1 is to get some good grass seed into the lawn. I d go to a local home & garden shop and ask for the best recommended variety for your area. Next, mow the weeds nice and short. Next, rent a core aerator and run over the lawn several times to create...

Lawns: new bermuda grass, bermuda grass sod, sod lawn
bermuda grass sod, sod lawn, new bermuda: You will be watering that sod so much over the next 8 weeks or so that any chemical fertilizer you put down will be washed away before it can do your lawn any good. Water the sod twice a day for the first 4 weeks, gradually scaling back to once a day for...

Lawns: new lawn, starter fertilizer, grass seed
starter fertilizer, grass seed, rainy weather: Hi Michelle, The EZ seed sounds like a good option, but all grass seed will grow well if it gets plenty of water. The EZ seed comes with additives that hold the water better, so you ll get better results with less water. That s probably why you are seeing...

Lawns: I have PYTHIUM ULTIMUM :-(, corn meal, control measure
corn meal, control measure, host plant: Overwatering is a factor in this so try to avoid the practice. Fungi spores are everywhere and when there is a host plant and the temperature and humidity are all present a disease can erupt. I have no experience with corn meal/gluten as a control measure...

Lawns: pesky dandelions.., weed control products, c j brown
weed control products, c j brown, weed killer: Hi Jo, The weed control products on the market should be working fine if used correctly. I know that s frustrating to hear, given that you did all that work, but they really do work well. The only times I ve seen them not work is when they are not applied...

Lawns: purslane, c j brown, socks and shoes
c j brown, socks and shoes, ornamental plants: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/images/Purslane/images/Purslane%25201.jpg&imgrefurl=http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/images/Purslane/pages/Purslane%25201.htm&usg=__YWio8yolhw8aKWsb2quuNzAwzqM=&h=465&w=600&sz=69&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=_UQ8vohZVUsd6M:&tbnh=105&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpurslane%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1...

Lawns: Scotts Weed & Feed, toy poodle, guiding principle
toy poodle, guiding principle, entry restrictions: The only advice and allow me to repeat for emphasis; the only advice which you must follow is on the label. I do not have the label for that product in front of me but it addresses your concerns. It is under the sections Re-entry restrictions and Environmental...

Lawns: Sod, cinder block wall, dandelions
cinder block wall, dandelions, sod: I do not know about quick AND cheap but here goes! You can just scalp the lawn and sod it over immediately. What you do in this case is remove all the green parts of the lawn and the sod smothers any regrowth. For this to be successful, the sod has to be...

Lawns: Spot on grass, county extension staff, fungus disease
county extension staff, fungus disease, circular spots: First, rule out some other cause like fluid spill, from a vehicle which may have been parked in the area. The symptoms sound like a fungus disease. I expect the next stage to be that the grass feels slimy and pulls away easily in tufts. Have it confirmed...

Lawns: St Augustine Grass, st augustine grass, grass killer
st augustine grass, grass killer, broadleaf weeds: The label indicates that the product is harmful to members of the grass family. At the label rates I have no reason to believe that it will kill broadleaf plants. For these two reasons I cannot recommend that you use it. The site noted below is the source...

Lawns: St Augustine - Those pesky chinch bugs!, organic soil amendments, st augustine grass
organic soil amendments, st augustine grass, irrigation problems: The first thing is to confirm that it is chinch bugs. Soap flush the area and if you find more than 10 chinch bugs per square foot from your samples, control is indicated. Use an insecticide. Very often chinch bugs are blamed for irrigation problems. If...

Lawns: Sugar for the lawn, c j brown, fire ants
c j brown, fire ants, trees and shrubs: Hi Marlene, Believe it or not, this is likely the MOST asked question I receive. Unfortunately, the answer is no. This is a web based myth, and I have no idea why it has gained such momentum. Feel free to try if you d like, but it is my experience that...

Lawns: Switching to a clover lawn, clover lawns, jim clover
clover lawns, jim clover, c j brown: Clover would not be a very good lawn for playing and traffic. The plant just isn t suited to traffic, and would probably get torn up pretty easily. Clover is pretty easily controlled with weed & feed type products. If you want to get rid of it, I d advise...

Lawns: sod, air pockets, soil air
air pockets, soil air, milorganite: Yes BUT...if you want to get the best return on your investment, you should try to give yourself the best chances of success. Whatever your reasons are for not doing a good land preparation job, here is what you can do. Scalp the lawn first. It is worth it...

Lawns: sod, sod lawns, core aerator
sod lawns, core aerator, c j brown: I d like to see pictures, but it sounds to me like Summer Patch disease. This is a fungus that thrives under thatchy conditions. Unfortunately, fungicides don t do much of anything to fix this one. You ll have to use the natural approach, which thankfully...

Lawns: spring weeds in Michigan, weed patches, c j brown
weed patches, c j brown, weed and feed: Hi Remi, The sprays can tend to be better because you can be more selective. You can take a little spray can and just squirt the patches where the weeds are, thereby minimizing the amount you use. A Weed & Feed needs to be spread over the whole lawn evenly....

Lawns: st. augustine too high???, gray leaf spot, fertilizer applications
gray leaf spot, fertilizer applications, chemical fertilizers: One of the requirements for a disease to show up is humidity or dampness over a time period. The height of cut can contribute to this by preventing good air circulation. Rain falls late in the afternoon; the grass stays wet after the sun has gone down; late...

Lawns: sugar on grass, c j brown, added water
c j brown, added water, septic tank: It s not the soap, but the added water that s greening things up. Adding granules to your lawn would not have any benefit, and could potentially cause real problems. I ve never recommended sugar, and I ve been one of the leading voices against it, so you...

Lawns: tree remove, photo synthesis, small axe
photo synthesis, small axe, weedkiller: You can forego the stump treatment and spray the regrowth with any total weedkiller. You will have to repeat this treatment many times on a very tight schedule; you do not want the regrowth to start nourishing that stump. If you really want to go inexpensive,...

Lawns: Ugly mushrooms., c j brown, organic matter
c j brown, organic matter, mushrooms: Sorry, but mushrooms are one of those little annoyances that you just have to ride out. If there s lots of organic matter in the soil and the ground is wet, you ll get mushrooms. Once things dry out a bit and the mower chops them up, they ll go away. When...

Lawns: Ugly mushrooms, soil dries, fairy ring
soil dries, fairy ring, organic matter: Generally, mushrooms indicate that there is too much moisture in the soil. Fairy ring shows up as mushrooms growing in an arc or complete circle. This condition is associated with decomposing organic matter in the soil. Again, the condition disappears when...

Lawns: Used too much Weed and Feed, c j brown, gangbusters
c j brown, gangbusters, fertilizer: Hi Michael, Just water diligently and mow often! The lawn will likely be growing like gangbusters now with all that fertilizer. Some areas might die off, but the heavy watering should help to dilute it enough to minimize damage. Usually it takes about...

Lawns: using a mulching mower on grass with weeds, c j brown, mulching mower
c j brown, mulching mower, single mom: Hi Denise, I m so sorry to hear that the company didn t do the job very well. Honestly, it s not that difficult to get rid of weeds if you just pay attention as a professional. I doubt they had very diligent servicemen working on your place. As to your...

Lawns: violets in lawn, c j brown, internet hoax
c j brown, internet hoax, mixed signals: Sugar will not harm violets, or any other weed for that matter. Sorry for any mixed signals, but that s the reality. Can you tell me where you read this? I d like to report to the site that one of their contributors clearly does not know reality from Internet...

Lawns: Water Pooling in backyard, post hole digger, internal drainage
post hole digger, internal drainage, drainage problem: The drainage problem appears to be topographical; that is, the slope does not continue past your backyard. Altering that may affect the adjoining property in that the water will then drain on to it. I am not competent to advise you about this aspect. You...

Lawns: WEEDS AND BURNT GRASS, weed control products, c j brown
weed control products, c j brown, acre of land: I would get a couple of bags of topsoil. Pour about a 1/2 inch layer of soil onto each of the burnt spots, then sprinkle some seed on top and mix it in gently. Try to water every day that you do not receive rain. The results you get during the hotter summer...

Lawns: Weed and Feed, killer work, weed killer
killer work, weed killer, weeds: There is no short and easy answer to your question. You have to identify the weed or the group it belongs to and see if it is on the product label. When using a Weed&Feed product, it is essential to make sure that it is safe to use on the type of grass that...

Lawns: Weeds in Ivy Bed, st augustine grass, plant killers
st augustine grass, plant killers, leaf plants: In general, there are chemicals which will kill grasses and leave broad leaf plants alone; eg fluazifop . Then there are chemicals which will kill broad leaf plants and have no effect on grasses; eg atrazine on St. Augustine grass. There are exceptions...

Lawns: web worms, st augustine grass, web worms
st augustine grass, web worms, water infiltration: An old saying runs Children and insects do not like soap . This is the basis of the soap flush to determine if you have got insects on a patch of lawn. So, if you treat the lawn with a soap solution on a monthly basis, it will have the follownig benefits....

Lawns: weed/feed applied along with bermuda/centipede seed at planting, centipede seed, true grasses
centipede seed, true grasses, abundant rainfall: I really hope that you put down the weed and feed AFTER the grass seed had germinated and grown out a bit. If not I do not hold out much hope for good germination of the grass seed. Look on the label of the W&F product for the active ingredient of the weed...

Lawns: weeds, weed control products, c j brown
weed control products, c j brown, receipe: Hi Carl, Sorry, none that don t include chemical controls. It s unfortunate for those of you who can t stand weeds, but the companies have not yet come up with non-chemical controls that actually work. Good luck. Sorry I couldn t be more helpful. ...

Lawns: weeds, c j brown, success thanks
c j brown, success thanks, weeds: These can just be a perennial pest. My only suggestion is to stomp them when they pop up. That seems to do the trick, at least for that season. 1) Step on the weed with the ball of your foot. 2) Twist your foot while stepping hard on the weed. This breaks...

Lawns: weeds in pachysandra beds, noxious weeds, desirable plants
noxious weeds, desirable plants, lanscaper: I am not familiar with the plant and from what I have read, some are declared noxious weeds while others are cultivated plants. I will not attempt to guess what was used by your landscaper but glyphosate has been recommended for control. The chemical has...

Lawns: white powdery substance on my lawn, c j brown, powdery mildew
c j brown, powdery mildew, powdery substance: Hi Cathy, It sounds like you have some Powdery Mildew. It s really not a big deal. It won t harm the grass under any normal circumstances, and I ve never heard of it harming an animal, though you d be better off asking a Vet about that. Excess night...

Lawns: wild violets, wild violets, triclopyr
wild violets, triclopyr, chemical applications: You seem to have done all the recommended chemical applications. There is abundant evidence that it is a persistent weed and persistence on your part is what is going to gain you the advantage. Concentrate on timing of application. You want to apply the chemical...

Lawns: yellow lawn, circular patches, biological cause
circular patches, biological cause, weedkillers: I do not know what has caused the strip that is not growing and is all yellow . However I can share some observations which may help you to find out. 1. In general, straight lines and sharp edges on a lawn condition point to an environmental or cultural...

Lawns: Allowing lawn grass to go to seed, montreal quebec canada, typical grass
montreal quebec canada, typical grass, grass lawn: To begin with, some grasses do not produce viable seed. If you are sure that yours does, then sure, you can produce your own seed. You will have to allow the seed to fully ripen and by the time it is ready for harvest, there might be a lot of chaff among...

Lawns: Bahia lawn (bare spots), adequate moisture, suitable temperature
adequate moisture, suitable temperature, temperature range: Germination requires: darkness or the absence of light, adequate moisture, a suitable temperature range. Anything you can do to make these conditions right will be greatly appreciated by the plant. It certainly rings true to me that newspapers will retain...

Lawns: Bermuda sod, c j brown, nut grass
c j brown, nut grass, southeast virginia: I recommend 2 - 3 inches long for Bermuda. Weeds need to be brought under control with products that are safe for Bermuda. For that, just go to the nearest reputable garden center and explain your dilemma. They ll have plenty of good options for you. ...

Lawns: burnt lawn, nitrogen fertilizers, burnt lawn
nitrogen fertilizers, burnt lawn, future thanks: I suspect that the burnt areas are the result of over application. This can happen quite by accident, depending upon the method of application. The situation is a bit more complicated because of the different products that have been applied over a short time....

Lawns: Crab Grass in New Sod, crab grass, weed problem
crab grass, weed problem, seed germination: Something is eluding me here. If you put down clean sod, the crab grass should be coming from below and therefore through the seams of the sod. If this is so, then you need a commercial service to apply the chemical(s) which will reduce the crab grass infestation....

Lawns: circles of dead grass overnight, c j brown, dead grass
c j brown, dead grass, rye grass: Hi Bob, I could be any of several things, but I d venture to guess that it s Red Thread. We re seeig a LOT of that now, and I think it s your primary culprit. http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/redthread/redthread.htm That link will take you...

Lawns: crabapple tree, crabapple tree, tree fertilizer
crabapple tree, tree fertilizer, trees and shrubs: If you sprayed any green parts of that crabapple tree (like the suckers), then the chemical is being translocated to all parts of the tree. If you mixed the chemical carefully, the tree might be well able to tolerate the toxicity. Only time will tell. Meanwhile...

Lawns: cut grass, reel mower, three times
reel mower, three times, grass: Cutting height is only one part of the care program. It starts with your mower (reel or rotary). How often it is irrigated and fertilized will also influence height of cut. Then again, if it turns out that you have to mow it three times a week; with a reel...

Lawns: Damaged Lawn By Round-Up, chemical fertilizers, grass species
chemical fertilizers, grass species, rehab job: I am not sure that I have got the picture right, if you may pardon the pun. Either you did not spray the whole yard or you applied the product inconsistently. If I am wrong and you sprayed the weeds only, then there must have been at least 40% weeds and a...

Lawns: Dangers of chicken manure to kids, heart muscle tissue, bird manure
heart muscle tissue, bird manure, aspergillus fungus: This depends upon how much chicken manure is there on the lawn; which depends upon how much of the mixture you applied and how much chicken manure was in the mixture. I am not trying to dodge the question; just trying to think it through. My gut-feeling...

Lawns: Dethatching, kentucky blue grass sod, kentucky blue grass
kentucky blue grass sod, kentucky blue grass, sod lawn: I have no experience with that method of dethatching. This I do know. The composting of vegetable matter requires the action of soil dwelling organisms. These organisms are most active within a certain temperature range. They require organic matter to...

Lawns: Dillo Dirt, colored mulch, harmful insects
colored mulch, harmful insects, these patches: As far as I understand, this product is composted yard waste and if done correctly, it will be free of harmful insects and fungi. Although you put down the product over the whole lawn, the symptoms are seen only in patches. This suggests that the problem...

Lawns: Dry hay patches, c j brown, dry hay
c j brown, dry hay, red thread: Now definitely is the season for Red Thread, so it is a distinct possibility. Raining shortly after a fertilizing application will have only positive effects. It would not cause the fertilizer to burn in any way, shape, or form. It will only water it down...

Lawns: drak spots on Floratam Grass, organic fertilizer, milorganite
organic fertilizer, milorganite, top soil: I cannot picture in my mind, some dark color spots on some areas. You need to be a bit more specific. On those thin sections, apply some top soil or similar organic product. Milorganite is an organic fertilizer which should cause improvement. Your objective...

Lawns: dying grass, c j brown, chlorophyll
c j brown, chlorophyll, wooded area: Hi Linda, If it is just turning brown at the roots, you really don t need to be concerned. Contrary to what a lot of people think, the blades of the grass aren t green from top to bottom. The bottom parts are normally brown, as they are not exposed to sunlight,...

Lawns: Reviving my lawn after leaf spot, professional lawn care, canton area
Lawns: Reviving my lawn after leaf spot, professional lawn care, canton area, family owned business

Lawns: GRUBS, cinch bugs, palmetto lawn
cinch bugs, palmetto lawn, irrigation practices: I cannot recall your question but the recommendation is not the kind of advice I give. However, you seem to have a grub or chinch bug problem (or maybe both) on the St. Augustine Palmetto lawn. A chinch bug problem can be confirmed by the 2x2x2 check. Take...

Lawns: Grass height -- recommendation, c j brown, grass height
c j brown, grass height, types of bacteria: 3 inches is ideal, and really doesn t change with fungus on the grass. Saying that there is fungus on the lawn is a bit like saying that a person has bacteria on him. Everybody is teaming with bacteria, inside and out. Diseases only occur when certain types...

Lawns: Grass or Sod for Beach, grass sod, weed seeds
grass sod, weed seeds, leaf stage: A weed free lawn is going to be very difficult in your circumstances because regular maintenance is a requirement and you are not present there year round. Secondly, weed seeds are brought in by wind, birds and similar small animals (squirrels}. The emerging...

Lawns: grass dead or don't know the reason, poor soil conditions, red thread fungus
poor soil conditions, red thread fungus, c j brown: Hi there, There could be many reasons for the grass dying. This is more than just a simple matter of fertilizing, mowing, and watering. Here are a few of the possibilities. 1) Dries out too quickly 2) Dog urine and traffic 3) Red Thread fungus 4)...

Lawns: grass identification and moss problem, moss problem, grass identification
moss problem, grass identification, vote of confidence: Many thanks for the vote of confidence in my ability to identify the grass but alas, I cannot. If you take a patch of it to the Extension Office in the county where you live, they will identify it for you and give you useful information about establishment...

Lawns: Horticultural Sand, c j brown, layers of soil
c j brown, layers of soil, different layers of soil: If I m understanding correctly, you have soil, on top of which you plan to spread sand to level things, on top of which you plan to lay sod? If this is correct, then it is a bad plan no matter which type of sand you use. Having different layers of soil...

Lawns: Iron in well, ph number, water authority
ph number, water authority, well water: You can have a sample of the well water analyzed by the Extension Office in your county or at a reputable laboratory. Explain that you want to find out if there are any harmful agents in it that will hurt the lawn. They will know what to look for and be able...

Lawns: Kikuyu in bermuda, kikuyu, pennisetum
kikuyu, pennisetum, tough grass: As far as I can tell, kikuyu is a grass (Pennisetum spp). This group of grasses contains some the hardest-to-control species in my experience. So, your problem is to eradicate a tough grass weed out of a grass crop. Sadly, I cannot offer any easy method....

Lawns: Lawn, planting sod, top soil
planting sod, top soil, control questions: To answer your first question, spread top soil or similar organic product ahead of the runners. Spread it thinly and do not get too far ahead of the runners. Have a good watering program. Your weed identification and control questions are best directed...

Lawns: My Lawn, c j brown, weed and feed
c j brown, weed and feed, shady conditions: No, it won t. The grass needs sunlight. It s really as simple as that. Think about it for a minute. If you were deprived of water, would extra oxygen help? While you need both, one cannot substitute for the other. Similarly, when the grass is deprived...

Lawns: Lawn Fungus, copper product, liquid copper
copper product, liquid copper, brown grass: Trust me! A lawn condition is nothing to lose sleep over, unless your livelihood depends on it. There are too many factors outside of our control. Use the opportunity to learn about trouble shooting lawn problems. Try a Master Gardener s program sponsored...

Lawns: lawn, c j brown, selective herbicides
c j brown, selective herbicides, kentucky bluegrass: You only need to be concerned to the extent that the clover bothers you. It will continue to spread and become more and more prominent. There s nothing inherently wrong with having a mix of Kentucky Bluegrass and clover. That said, if you d prefer the look...

Lawns: lawn burning chemicals, c j brown, activated charcoal
c j brown, activated charcoal, mecoprop: Hi Theresa, You ll have problems for a good 4 months after that. To circumvent this problem, get some liquid activated charcoal and spray it down on the soil. Let it get watered in. The charcoal will absorb and neutralize the chemicals in a day or two,...

Lawns: lawn chemical error, recommended dose, storm water
recommended dose, storm water, water system: I sincerely hope that it is not a Floratam lawn because the label prohibits the use of this product on such a lawn. Add to that, ten times the the recommended dose was used and things are beginning to look really bad. My best suggestion is to water a little...

Lawns: lawns, topsoil layer, c j brown
topsoil layer, c j brown, survival mechanism: Hi Jan, Most likely not. It sounds like the grass is simply going dormant during the summer heat. Certain species of grass do this as a survival mechanism, similar to hibernation. All life processes simply shut down until circumstances become more favorable....

Lawns: lime for yards, fleas and ticks, insecticidal properties
fleas and ticks, insecticidal properties, bhc: A long time ago an insecticide (BHC) was mixed with limestone and applied to lawns or put in a small area for the dog to roll in . But we now live in different times; BHC has been discontinued and lime by itself has no insecticidal properties that I know...

Lawns: Moss Lawn Damage under Tree, c j brown, tree roots
c j brown, tree roots, trimming the tree: Hi Rich, The roots and shade are most likely causing problems, but I wouldn t recommend that you battle with them. Grass is going to be rough in that area. I usually recommend to people that they spread a nice mulch throughout the rooted area where...

Lawns: moths in lawn, moth adult, caterpillar stage
moth adult, caterpillar stage, sod webworm: I cannot think of a moth (adult stage) that is a problem to a lawn. The female adult will certainly lay eggs and it is the caterpillar stage that damages the lawn. It is not a certainty that adults now will result in caterpillar damage in the future. Here...

Lawns: New Lawn., starter fertilizer, brown grass
starter fertilizer, brown grass, grass area: Hi Kate, Wow, this is a bit tough. I apologize for the late response. My own lawn business has been pretty hectic lately and I ve been a bit lax on getting back to people here. Honestly, any grass area will consistently have issues and problems as the...

Lawns: New lawn after house construction, leaf compost, c j brown
leaf compost, c j brown, sandy loam: That s fine, but you d need to make sure it is at least 6 inches deep after it all settles. Ideally, some good topsoil and organic matter (leaf compost) should be spread on top and lightly tilled in to the existing stuff. The more uniform it all is, the better...

Lawns: New Sod, c j brown, luck jim
c j brown, luck jim, landscaper: Hi Jim, It sounds as if the soil was not packed down properly. While too much compaction is certainly bad, it is also possible for soil to be much too loose. Without being reasonably well packed, the roots won t be able to hold strong to much of anything....

Lawns: new hydroseeded lawn with all weeds, fist time, purple plant
fist time, purple plant, top soil: What made me think that you were writing from Thailand or that general area? In the USA, things are very much simplified. All you need to do is take a sample of the weed to the County Extension Office near you. They will identify it and give you good advice...

Lawns: new lawn, warm season grasses, cool season grasses
warm season grasses, cool season grasses, c j brown: Well, unfortunately you didn t tell me where you live, so that makes it difficult. That said, you embarking on a seeding job at the worst possible time. Grass seed just does not do well in the summer heat, and you are getting started right in the middle of...

Lawns: nut grass in our zoyia emerald green, nut grass, c j brown
nut grass, c j brown, emerald green: Hi Don, I was going to type out a big long answer, but one of my own favorite sources for new information appears to already have answered this pretty well. No need to reinvent the wheel right? Check out the following link. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7432.html...

Lawns: Patches of dead grass reappearing at the same spot., scotts lawn service, confident diagnosis
scotts lawn service, confident diagnosis, tall fescue: Unfortunately, without a direct hands on inspection, I d have a very hard time actually coming up with a confident diagnosis. The rocks could be a problem as I ve seen that many times before, and it would certainly explain why the same spots keep dying....

Lawns: Planting Amongst Grubs, c j brown, sunlight conditions
c j brown, sunlight conditions, digging holes: One grub does not at all make for a problem. In fact, if grubs actually were a problem, you d see tons of them, not just one dead one. On top of that, grubs tend to thrive in hot, sunny areas, not shady ones. I think it s pretty certain that the area is...

Lawns: Powdery Mildew, c j brown, powdery mildew
c j brown, powdery mildew, rain fall: Powdery Mildew is one of those diseases that s not much to worry about. It creates that powdery stuff on the grass, but eventually goes away on its own without leaving much damage. I don t recommend that you worry about this, or even treat it at all....

Lawns: Preen and New Sod, sod installation, weed preventer
sod installation, weed preventer, lawn areas: Hi Cali, The sod should be fine, but there was no need to put down the preen. Preen is a garden product that is meant to suppress new weed growth in gardens and is not meant for lawn areas. On top of that, sod is thick enough to naturally suppress weeds...

Lawns: permanently kill driveway vegetation, c j brown, tumble weeds
c j brown, tumble weeds, gravel driveway: Hi Pete, Sorry my friend, there s just no permanent solution. Weeds will always be trying to re-invade. You just need to make it part of your to do list every month or two. My own experience is that it is not too difficult if you just make it a point...

Lawns: planting new grass from seed-over weeds, grass seedlings, c j brown
grass seedlings, c j brown, new grass: Hi Gerle, Actually, spreading some topsoil and seeding would probably work well, but I d advise that you wait until September. As we head into the summer you ll find that new grass seedlings do not do well at all in the heat. You ll still find that weeds...

Lawns: Reviving my lawn after leaf spot, c j brown, fungicide application
c j brown, fungicide application, core aeration: Hi Karen, As for who provides this service or where to find the equipment, you d have to do some local searching. You should be able to do both with a few phone calls. Leaf spot is a seasonal problem that can usually be prevented reasonably with a good...

Lawns: Ridding soil of too much acid, commercial crop, marketable product
commercial crop, marketable product, short answer: The short answer is to add lime but you could end up wasting money. pH is not a big worry unless for something specific. If pH is the reason for poor yield (commercial crop) or poor quality of a marketable product, then sure, pH should be corrected. So now...

Lawns: Rust Disease, hydrogen peroxide, rust disease
hydrogen peroxide, rust disease, c j brown: I ve honestly never heard of using Hydrogen Peroxide on rust, and I can t understand why you might not be able to find more. That all said, I never fret about rust as it tends not to cause any serious problems. Just let it run its course. It ll go away on...

Lawns: red thread, spectracide immunox, fungus control
spectracide immunox, fungus control, perennial ryegrass: I have no experience where this disease is concerned but the following is quoted from a Cornell University publication at this site. http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/redthread/redthread.htm Do not allow thatch levels to accumulate. Use resistant...

Lawns: Sodding, grass seeds, weed seeds
grass seeds, weed seeds, wild grass: The subject line says sodding but it appears that you are thinking about seeding. You must prepare a seedbed. The best way to do this is to plough the soil to a depth of 12 . And to avoid any misunderstanding, plough means to turn the soil completely over....

Lawns: Streeks of yellow, iron toxicity, streeks
iron toxicity, streeks, lime green: If the soil is very acid, you do not need sulfur. If the soil is very acid the grass may suffer from iron toxicity which is more a browning/rusting appearance which you will not be able to rub off because it is coming from inside the leaf. My considered...

Lawns: String Trimmer, straight shaft, synthetic lubricant
straight shaft, synthetic lubricant, drive shaft: A straight shaft trimmer usually has a solid drive shaft while a curved shaft implement has a flexible drive. At the curve it whips against the housing and both are worn down. I have seen holes in the housing where this has happened and I have had the flex...

Lawns: small tunnel/burrow in lawn, vertical depth, burrow
vertical depth, burrow, local library: I am sorry that I know very little about horticulture in the UK but I have made a note to learn about it. I don t think that you will thank me for guessing so I am going to refer you to your local library where you will find good help in resolving this mystery...

Lawns: soil test results and grass problems, soil test results, core aerator
soil test results, core aerator, c j brown: Hi Terry, I think you best bet is to locate a topsoil supplier who can provide a topsoil that has a pH around 6.0 or even slightly lower. You can then rent a core aerator, punch holes all throughout your lawn, and top dress it with an inch or so of the more...

Lawns: Thick bladed grass, glyphosate, clumps
glyphosate, clumps, sod: If you are sure that you do not want it, then you can kill it with a product like glyphosate or you can remove it as chunks of sod. Whichever you choose, you will need to resod the areas or some type of vegetation will move into the space. This event can...

Lawns: Toadstools, fairy ring, circular pattern
fairy ring, circular pattern, organic matter: They are a fungus and if you cut back on watering, the problem will probably go away. There is a condition called fairy ring disease. Here the mushrooms grow in a semi circular pattern and are associated with organic matter in the ground. It is a little...

Lawns: tilling necessary before laying new sod?, c j brown, sod farm
c j brown, sod farm, luck dave: Hi Dave, Sod will not grow on concrete, and they re crazy for telling you that. If the sod dies in those areas, it d be their responsibility to replace it. The workmen were just tired, and wanted to call it quits on your lawn. No, you don t want hard,...

Lawns: Weed Lawn, c j brown, toxic alternatives
c j brown, toxic alternatives, question thanks: Hi Lynda. If the management company is taking care of it, there s not a lot you can do. If chemicals are off the table, then the only real alternative is ripping it all out and sodding it. I doubt they d be too keen on doing that for you unless you paid...

Lawns: Weed n Feed, dry grass seed, technical sales rep
dry grass seed, technical sales rep, grass mix: A certain amount of moisture in the soil is necessary to enable the plant to take up fertilizer and the weeds to take up the weedkiller. If some gasoline is dripped on a dry surface, it sits there and evaporates; if the surface is wet, notice how the gasoline...

Lawns: weeds, c j brown, wild violets
c j brown, wild violets, unwanted weeds: Hi Charlie, This sounds like it could be wild violets, which can be a real pain to get rid of. Unfortunately, the only products I know of that can kill this are restricted use, and can only be applied by a professional. If you call local lawn care services,...

Lawns: weeds in asian jasmine, asiatic jasmine, weed killer
asiatic jasmine, weed killer, weeds: I have sprayed glyphosate (41%) on Asiatic jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) at the rate of 1 oz. in one gallon of water. I spot-sprayed the weeds and they were killed in about ten days. It discolored the jasmine faintly. You can try that provided that...

Lawns: Yellow hue to lawn when mowed, c j brown, yellow hue
c j brown, yellow hue, turfbuilder: That s pretty simple actually. The only parts of the grass that turn green are the parts that are exposed to sunlight. The lower parts of the blades are typically brown/yellow. When you mow, you cut off the green and reveal the yellow. Try mowing more often....

Lawns: Bent Grass Insect Control, nuisance pest, insect control
nuisance pest, insect control, bent grass: It is not so much what active ingredient you use but the method of delivery. The most effective carriers are the bait formulations. Ants go foraging and pick up whatever they can consume and take it back to the nest and share it. So, purchase and apply such...

Lawns: Bermuda grass issues, bermuda grass, weed and feed
bermuda grass, weed and feed, accurate diagnosis: You seem to have done all the right things. The next question is were they done right? I think so because you have been at it for four years and only now have a problem. If you know that you did something different like applying a Weed and Feed product instead...

Lawns: Bermuda seeded lawn - weed control, lawn weed control, bermuda seed
lawn weed control, bermuda seed, new grass: You have been given good advice and I hope I can do as well. Products containing the active ingredient Quinclorac reportedly are very effective against crabgrass in Bermuda lawns; I must declare that I have never used it in this context. Please follow all...

Lawns: Black Mold or Fungus, black fungus, insect activity
black fungus, insect activity, black mold: I have seen the same signs on grasses infected with smut disease but not on lawns. Maybe a smut infection is present. Smut diseases are difficult to control. Resistant varieties are the answer. Alternatively, it may be sooty mold but there has to be some...

Lawns: Brown grass in the same spot as before, grass seeds, brown patches
grass seeds, brown patches, brown grass: I do not think that the previous problem is showing up in the new sod; it is too early; the sod is probably just rooting in. For a start, check how well the sod is rooting in by gently lifting individual pieces at random. All the pieces should be well rooted...

Lawns: brown spots in tall fesue, fungus problem, dishwashing liquid
fungus problem, dishwashing liquid, insect problem: Before we can get rid of the brown spot, we have to find out what caused it in the first place. It is like being a doctor; and we will start at the easiest - insects. Take 2 oz. lemon flavored dishwashing liquid and dissolve it in 2 gallons of water; pour...

Lawns: Chinch bug problem, sq ft area, overwhelming price
sq ft area, overwhelming price, chinch bugs: Who first noticed the problem; you or the Company? If the latter, did they volunteer the information or did they come in at your request? If the Company volunteered the information and their services, then you should seek some more. If the problem is as bad...

Lawns: creeping red fescue, creeping red fescue, dollar spot disease
creeping red fescue, dollar spot disease, fungus diseases: It requires lab tests to confirm the presence of a fungus. This costs. To avoid the expense and inconvenience, fungus diseases are diagnosed by eliminating other causes. If there is no insect activity and there are not any abiotic causes like fuel/oil spills...

Lawns: Dead Carpet Grass, laundry soap, carpet grass
laundry soap, carpet grass, brown grass: The grass is dying because of one or more of the following reasons: 1. You are over-watering it. 2. It has been infected by a fungus. They thrive in hot humid times and we make it easy for them when we water at night. 3. It has been attacked by insects....

Lawns: dollar spots, nitrogen fertilizer, release nitrogen
nitrogen fertilizer, release nitrogen, water restrictions: If the diagnosis was correct and the fungicide was chosen correctly, then there should be no problem. Fungicides arrest the spreading of the disease but do not cure it. If the same conditions (temperature and humidity) are present when the chemical wears...

Lawns: Fungus/mushroom type growth, fungus, yucca
fungus, yucca, shovel: I think that you meant to say that the fungus is growing between the PLANTS. I say this because I could not find anything like you describe growing between the LEAVES of Yucca rupicola. Hopefully the number is small enough to go after them with a shovel or...

Lawns: How to fertilize lawn, scotts company, drop spreader
scotts company, drop spreader, how to fertilize lawn: A conventional recommendation is one pound of nitrogen per 1000 sq.ft. The analysis of the product you bought indicates 16% nitrogen. That means that the 50 lb. bag contains 8 lb. nitrogen and should cover 8000sq. ft. Your lawn of 5000 sq.ft. requires 32...

Lawns: Lawn, fescue grass seed, tall fescue grass
fescue grass seed, tall fescue grass, tall fescue grass seed: The wind can make a difference. Wind can dry the moisture out of plants and leaf tip burn are a symptom of this condition. Try to pull up a few seedlings to find out whether or not they have rooted. If they have, then water as best as you can around the windy...

Lawns: Lawn, drainage pipes, rainfall patterns
drainage pipes, rainfall patterns, amount of rainfall: Clay soils are dense (gm/cc or lb./cu.ft.). Clays do not drain well internally because there is little or no air space inside of the soil mass. These two properties of your backyard soil leads me to believe that no matter how deeply you go with those PVC...

Lawns: Lawn mowers, st augustine grass, blade of grass
st augustine grass, blade of grass, lawn mowers: This happens with the best of mowers in the best of times. However if it is too much for you, try cross-mowing. You might try travelling in a lower gear or at lower rate but keep the full throttle setting. I always cross mow; it is good for the grass...

Lawns: Lawn mushrooms, dead turf, fungus disease
dead turf, fungus disease, dead grass: At first I thought it might be fairy ring disorder but the grass does not usually die. Indeed it becomes greener in the area. Either the mushrooms and dead turf indicate over watering and fungus disease or the mushrooms are indeed fairy ring and the dead...

Lawns: lawn, bark mulch, cedar bark
bark mulch, cedar bark, sod: There is no practical plan that I can think of. You can lay sod right over that bark but you will have to really water it regularly until the roots of the sod grow through the bark layer into the earth below. It is very likely that by the time this happens,...

Lawns: lawn, fertilizer recommendations, soil samples
fertilizer recommendations, soil samples, soil test: Very carefully. The lab that did the testing should have provided you with some guidelines but here are my thoughts. K deficiency has very little impact upon the visual appearance of the turf but has serious internal effects. Do not go by looks; soil and...

Lawns: lawn flies, moths and butterflies, moth fly
moths and butterflies, moth fly, turf damage: Flies and moths on the lawn are generally not harmful to turf or humans. There are bound to be exceptions but I have not heard or read of any. But flies and moths are the adult stage. Before they become adults, there is the caterpillar or larva (which hatch...

Lawns: lawns, floratine, fraught with danger
floratine, fraught with danger, clovers: Weed control with chemicals is fraught with danger. One can total a lawn while trying to save it. The turf must be identified right down to the variety e.g. St. Augustine Floratine . Similarily, the weed should be identified to the extent that it is a grass,...

Lawns: maggots, household insecticide, housefly
household insecticide, housefly, maggots: Most likely the young of the housefly. The adult flies were attracted to something (in our household usually fish or shrimp) in the container and laid eggs. These have hatched into maggots. After the garbage is picked up, I wash the bin and spray it with...

Lawns: moles, spring traps, grub control
spring traps, grub control, milky spore powder: I have not had to deal with this problem myself but it seems that the spring traps are the surest way to get rid of them. It seems that so far you have been using indirect means of solving the problem. They do not seem to work, if I am to believe what I have...

Lawns: Newly Seeded Lawn, kentucky blue grass, fox tails
kentucky blue grass, fox tails, grass seed: You may be able to contol the weeds; it depends upon correct identification of the weeds and the careful selection of chemical. I always stress that chemicals are designed for specific situations. Ascertain that the chosen chemical will do what is required...

Lawns: Newly sodded centipede lawn, automatic irrigation system, sewer line installation
automatic irrigation system, sewer line installation, will find useful information: My opinion is that the lawn may be over irrigated. I would gradually scale back on the irrigation until you can wet the soil down to a depth of six inches per irrigation twice a week. Perhaps there is a spittlebug infestation. Copy and paste the following...

Lawns: new grass, grass seedlings, new grass
grass seedlings, new grass, rake: You may leave the straw in place provided that it has not been applied too thickly. It is even beneficial to allow the straw to decompose in place because it improves the soil. If the straw layer is too thick, it can impede the growth of the grass seedlings....

Lawns: newly sodded st augustine grass, st augustine grass, sod
st augustine grass, sod, pallets: Newly laid sod will take some time to root in. You can judge the progress of this process by gently pulling on the sod at random. After it has rooted in, only then will it be able to take up any fertilizer you apply. I expect that with the watering program,...

Lawns: Is it okay to let Bermuda grass grow right up to my house?, grass killer, dead grass
grass killer, dead grass, bermuda grass: The grass will not damage brick or concrete but it is very aggresive and does not recognise mulch borders, fences or edging material. The mulch border will help you to recognise when the bermuda is invading; and it will lessen the dead grass effect if you...

Lawns: Permanently killing grass, grass killers, grass weeds
grass killers, grass weeds, commercial grass: There are many complaints about salt killing desirable vegetation in the winter when the product is spread on road surfaces. Yet these areas do not remain bare. Mother Nature hates a vacuum and she treats bare ground like one. Salt is not an environmentally-friendly...

Lawns: pine needles, pine needles, pine trees
pine needles, pine trees, time of year: I take it that you are talking about pine needles on the lawn. This means that you have pine trees which are already shading the turf to some extent. Fallen needles add to the shading effect and will eventually smother the turf. I would rake out pine needles...

Lawns: Raking poison ivy leaves, poison ivy vine, propertie
poison ivy vine, propertie, boundary line: All evidence shows that the problem remains in all parts of the dead plant. Continue to take precautions. I wish I could tell you to mulch mow the area but I expect that this will dilute the problem over a wider area. Raking carefully appears to be the safest...

Lawns: rocks and grass, mesh openings, lawn rake
mesh openings, lawn rake, box blade: I do not have a practicable solution to your problem BUT I imagine a box blade (an implement used for leveling land). Only the box will not have a solid bottom but a strong mesh of suitable-sized openings which would allow the dirt to fall back on the land...

Lawns: rust in my beautiful lawn, scotts broadcast spreader, crab grass
scotts broadcast spreader, crab grass, lawn turf: Rust is a generic kind of name for a number of different fungi that attack plants and are often specific to plant species. You might want to rule out water(ing) as the source of the discoloration if you use well water. It can show up rather suddenly if...

Lawns: SEEDING BERMUDA IN JULY, types of birds, night temp
types of birds, night temp, seeds: I do not think that temperature is a serious concern just as long as the night temp. does not go below 75. As for the birds, this is what I hear works. 1. Sow seed late in the evening (after the birds have gone home). 2. Water in well so that the seeds...

Lawns: Spongy sod, emerald zoysia, massive water
emerald zoysia, massive water, water leak: You seem to have done everything right and I really cannot explain the sponginess. Have you tried lifting any of the sod pieces? You might be able to examine the ground below and see what is going on? If it is not the soil, then it is something in the sod...

Lawns: St.Augustine Pametto grass, st augustine grass, organic manure
st augustine grass, organic manure, moisture stress: It depends upon what you mean by soon and often. The sod job is always watered in immediately after completion. Some operators water in as each pallet is laid. The job is watered twice a day for the first 14 days and then once a day for the next 14 days....

Lawns: starting a new lawn on top of the old weeds?, black kow, browning grass
black kow, browning grass, alaska climate: One method of establishing a new lawn is to scalp the existing vegetation and lay the sod; water it well for the next 6 to 8 weeks and it should all root in and be good. I would recommend applying a truly organic product like Milorganite or Black Kow ...

Lawns: Thin and dried out grass under tree, sucking all the water, linden tree
sucking all the water, linden tree, top soil: I am not familiar with the tree and Canadian conditions but every comment I have read indicates that shade is a common cause of turf decline under the Linden (Tilia spp.) tree. It could be that between Jun. 21st. and Dec. 21st. the angle of the sun, the shadow...

Lawns: Treating for Weeds, true grass, crab grass
true grass, crab grass, flower beds: You have named a true grass, a broadleaf vine and a fern as the weeds, and you have not said what grass has been put down. Your best resources are the sod company, the Extension Services or garden center. Take along samples or good photographs of the weeds...

Lawns: tilled lawn too mushy, organic soils, clay soil
organic soils, clay soil, clay soils: No, it was not too deep. Incorporating organic matter is an excellent idea for a clay soil. I think that the true heavy clay soil now starts at 8 to 10 inches below the surface. When you water the lawn, the water settles at this pan and will take some time...

Lawns: Weeds, glorious profusion, back pack sprayer
glorious profusion, back pack sprayer, pre emergent weed killer: I have had very good results by spraying atrazine in the spring. The product I use has a specific cut off date in April. I have had better results with liquid applications of weedkiller rather than granular applications of either weedkiller alone or W&F combinations....

Lawns: Weeds in Lawn, weedkillers, liquid formulations
weedkillers, liquid formulations, colorado springs colorado: I am heavily in favor of applying weedkillers by themselves and preferably in liquid formulations. Whatever you choose to do, make quite sure that you know the scientific name of your grass right down to the variety and the scientific name of the weed. With...

Lawns: Weeds in new sod, lawn weed killer, weedkiller
lawn weed killer, weedkiller, temperature conditions: You can put down a weed killer (without fertilizer) but there is a certain amount of work which you need to do beforehand. You have to ensure that you can apply it accurately. It must be a post emergent weedkiller which will not harm the turf. Check the label...

Lawns: Worst lawn in the neighborhood, annual flowers, big guns
annual flowers, big guns, weedkiller: I am not sure but it sounds like this problem has occured before; only this time you have noticed it and want to remedy it. Take a calendar and try to plot the things you did to the lawn and when you noticed the great upsurge of weeds. I am going to make...

Lawns: weed-free Pacific Northwest lawn?, pulling weeds, side benefit
pulling weeds, side benefit, baking soda: There are four options for maintaining a weed free lawn:- cultural, manual, mechanical and chemical. You want to rule out the last one. Therefore you will have to exploit the others. It is not possible for me to go into details because there are many things...

Lawns: Yellow spots in lawn in Utah desert climate, kentucky blue grass, adult beetles
kentucky blue grass, adult beetles, weed and feed: The following is a quote from a document. The full text can be found at: http://bugs.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/turf/hunting_billbug.htm To inspect for billbugs or grubs, cut three sides of a one foot square piece of sod about two inches deep with...

Lawns: yellow sod, irrigation system, biological cause
irrigation system, biological cause, liquid iron: Is there a pattern to this yellowing? If it has a curved or circular outline, then it is likely to have a biological cause like insects or fungi. If it has straight (more or less) boundaries then it is likely to be environmental (abiotic, as we say). If the...

Lawns: Aerating, mole problem, soil environment
mole problem, soil environment, soil analysis: I am struggling to reconcile a mole problem in a compacted soil environment. Are you sure you need to aerate or merely level the ground? I take it that the application of sulfur is based upon soil analysis recommendations. I advise caution in spreading the...

Lawns: Barren soil., st augustine grass, barren soil
st augustine grass, barren soil, cement products: The lawn care company may have a good point. Is the area too large for you to remove the turf and about 6 inches of the soil, refill the patch with clean top soil and resod? I suspect that the area is contaminated with a product like motor oil and/or gasoline....

Lawns: Bermuda Fungus, fungus attacks, fungus infection
fungus attacks, fungus infection, bermuda: You rightly point out that the fungus is always present. Therefore when the conditions of temperature and moisture are right you can expect fungus attacks. Inspect the lawn carefully, especially after it rains. At the first sign of fungus infection, treat...

Lawns: Bermudagrass, ortho crabgrass killer, label directions
ortho crabgrass killer, label directions, customer satisfaction: If you applied the chemical according to all the label directions then the Company owes you an explanation. Call them and be prepared to tell them exactly what you did in terms of mixing and applying their product. They will tell you how you can get better...

Lawns: Burnt grass, lawn grass, wet summer
lawn grass, wet summer, topsoil: It depends upon what kind of grass you have. Generally, it is harder for seeds to come back. Such lawns need to be reseeded. If the lawn grass throws out runners, it is very likely that such a lawn will recover but will need some help. Water it regularly...

Lawns: Charlie in my lawn, southern ontario canada, weed killers
southern ontario canada, weed killers, weed killer: Apparently you are prohibited from using the conventional weed killer chemicals. I do not know how you personally feel about this; but Borax has been recommended for control in lawns. If you care to learn more about this, here is a site which may help you....

Lawns: Common Bermuda, Bermuda Tiffway 419, and Weeds, sence of humor, types of grasses
sence of humor, types of grasses, volatile chemicals: Sorry Joe, it is not as absolute as you and I would like it to be. It is all comparative, or relative, as my extensive, extended family always reminds me. A weed killer is first of all, a plant killer. The manufacturer has formulated it and given directions...

Lawns: controlling weeds in newly seeded lawn, crab grass, weed seeds
crab grass, weed seeds, crabgrass: Treat your lawn as usual; mow at the highest height the lawn mower will allow, bag the clippings and wait for winter. In cold weather, crabgrass will be killed. Next spring, as soon as the temperature turns 70 degrees round the clock. apply a pre-emergent...

Lawns: crabgrass, centipede lawns, weed seeds
centipede lawns, weed seeds, new roots: I have used the chemical Pendimethalin ( Pre-M , Prowl ) with great success but there are others like Oryzalin ( Surflan ) which can be equally effective. I like Pendimethalin because it kills the new roots of germinating weed seeds, it has an appreciable...

Lawns: Drought, weed seeds, grass seeds
weed seeds, grass seeds, brown grass: So, you have an area that is mostly weeds and you want to establish a lawn. Well first, you have to get rid of those weeds and then sow grass seeds or lay sod. Or, if you are up to it, you can plug the lawn. Whichever you choose, you must have a way of...

Lawns: dead spots, south west missouri, crab grass
south west missouri, crab grass, weed killers: If you are seeking a remedy for the dead spots, we first have to isolate the cause. Eliminate (or not) irrigation. Run the system to ensure that it is covering all areas adequately and completely. Next, eliminate insects by soap-flushing the problem areas....

Lawns: dollar weeds, wear latex gloves, charleston sc area
wear latex gloves, charleston sc area, fire ants: Use a glyphosate formulation with a colorant added. Spray the the dollar weeds carefully from a spritzer bottle. Adjust the tip to obtain a directed spray. If you accidentally get some on a desirable plant (the colorant will show you), immediately snip...

Lawns: FIRE DAMAGED LAWN, flammable material, car fire
flammable material, car fire, dry material: Burning of the grass was an old practice to rejuvenate pastures. There was no external fuel; only such flammable material in the field fueled the flames. It worked well but there are disadvantages. I imagine that if the vehicle was parked on the lawn, the...

Lawns: Florida Lawn and Evil Crabgrass, grass seedlings, crab grass
grass seedlings, crab grass, florida lawn: Definitely, it is too hot for atrazine. Crab grass is difficult to control once it has started growing. You can wait and hope for a winter hard enough to kill it but mild enough to spare our landscape. In any case I expect that it will turn brown as Christmas...

Lawns: Fungus or Mold, goose droppings, irrigation system
goose droppings, irrigation system, algaecide: It sounds as if there is a lot of shade and moisture on the driveway. Algae seem to have gained a foothold. I suggest pressure washing the driveway and allowing the whole area to dry out if you can. This might mean cutting back or even shutting down the irrigation...

Lawns: Help I burned my lawn, scotts turf builder, brown grass
Lawns: Help I burned my lawn, scotts turf builder, brown grass, green grass

Lawns: over fertilized ny lawn, nitrogen sources, ammonium sulfate
nitrogen sources, ammonium sulfate, weed and feed: Look at the label where it says Nitrogen sources ; if most or all the nitrogen is soluble, readily available, derived from ammonium sulfate, urea or a ---- nitrate , then your best option is to leach the product into the soil by watering. Run the zone(s)...

Lawns: my florida lawn, fungus attack, fungus diseases
fungus attack, fungus diseases, fungus problem: Big mushrooms indicate that conditions are good for fungi. Brown patches and mushrooms point to a fungus attack. Chemical applications will not eradicate a fungus; they only suppress them. Cutting back on the amount of watering or timing the irrigation so...

Lawns: fungus in the mulch, black spot on roses, powdery mildew
black spot on roses, powdery mildew, crepe myrtle: It appears to be a fungus of some sort. All I know about these fungi are that they can be (quite) poisonous and that they pop up quite dramatically when moisture and temperature conditions are right. They go away when these two conditions are unfavorable....

Lawns: Grass not growing under our avo tree...?, feeding roots, grass type
feeding roots, grass type, weed killers: Do you know if that avocado was grafted? If yes, then suckers will grow from the trunk below the graft. All such suckers should be cut away. If left in place, they will rob the tree of nourishment and will not produce any good fruit. I am not sure if the...

Lawns: Grass won't grow, chain link fence, lilac shrubs
chain link fence, lilac shrubs, virginia creeper: I recall my grandfather saying Never take down a fence before finding out why it was put up. I am wondering why the fence was erected. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup has no residual effect and can be ruled out. There are other chemicals...

Lawns: Growing Brown spot, first time homeowner, st augustine grass
first time homeowner, st augustine grass, grass blades: If the grass blades pull out easily and are soft and soggy, the lawn is probably under attack by the brown patch fungus. If the grass can be picked up or rolled up like a carpet, then the problem is likely to be grubs. Local laws might preclude you from...

Lawns: grass dying, cinch bugs, chinch bugs
cinch bugs, chinch bugs, advanced signs: The leaves of unstressed St. Augustine turf are open and flat. When the plant is short of water the two halves of the blade roll up toward the middle in such a way as to form a tube. The water that is given off by the leaf pores (transpiration) remain trapped...

Lawns: grass seed grows then turns too straw, grass seed, deep roots
grass seed, deep roots, top soil: The area has been ploughed and several FEET (not inches?) of topsoil replaced. If the new topsoil is that deep I cannot explain why the grass has failed in patches. From what I read, the patches that have kept their color are not deeply rooted. This indicates...

Lawns: Help I burned my lawn, scotts turf builder, sure what kind
scotts turf builder, sure what kind, first house: I believe that you will just have to wait this one out; unless you are prepared to dig out the patches with some of the soil, add some clean topsoil and resod/reseed. It looks as though you over-applied some scotts turf builder or you may have used a...

Lawns: keeping out tall fescue, tall fescue, weed seeds
tall fescue, weed seeds, chief factors: Think prevention, pre-emergent and cultural operations. Prevention is quite difficult because the tall fescue grows from seed which can be brought on to the lawn in many ways. Application of pre-emergent chemicals will prevent all seeds from germinating and...

Lawns: LIME GREEN, turf fertilizer, liquid fertilizer
turf fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, nitrogen deficiency: You make it sound as if the whole area is lightening up in color. I am going to assume that irrigation has been adequate. If the grass blades are uniformly light green, this suggests a nitrogen deficiency. If you have put down a turf fertilizer, then the...

Lawns: lawn, new grass, granular products
new grass, granular products, soil test: You sodded a part of your lawn and a commercial, professional Lawn Service Company treated it with liquid and granular products for bugs, weeds and nutrition. Now the sod is all dead and you do not believe that the Company has some responsibility for all...

Lawns: lawn care for my bermuda, season thanks, fall and winter
season thanks, fall and winter, lawn care: Programs for lawn care exist and the fact that there are so many of them is because there are different levels of expectation, different combinations of climate and soil and the list goes on. My best advice is to seek the advice of the County Extension Service,...

Lawns: lawns, yellow colouring and pH, tile adhesive, contaminated soil
tile adhesive, contaminated soil, colouring: You seem to have determined the cause of the yellowing. Tile adhesive sounds as if it could be very toxic also. I cannot offer a solution except to remove the contaminated soil and replace with clean fill. If you do this quickly enough, you might be able...

Lawns: Milorganite 6-2-0 with Scotts Turf Builder 30-2-3, scotts turf builder, plug aerator
scotts turf builder, plug aerator, nitrogen fertilizers: The major benefit of Milorganite is that it improves the physical condition of the soil. It does so by encouraging the tiny life forms which make good soil. Appyling high nitrogen fertilizers might undo this benefit. Why not do a second application of ...

Lawns: mushrooms, acid soils, high humidity
acid soils, high humidity, mushrooms: I am not certain but my reaction is to doubt it. Mushrooms proliferate under conditions of shade, high humidity and warmer temperatures. The pH of the soil does not appear to matter much because I have seen mushrooms growing on quite acid soils (pH 4)...

Lawns: New Grass Dying off, kentucky 31 tall fescue, sod webworm
kentucky 31 tall fescue, sod webworm, caterpillar stage: My first thought is sod webworm, except that the webbing is so obvious. I suspect that a caterpillar of some sort is chewing on the grass blades. Do you see evidence of this? Do small moths fly up when you walk on or mow the lawn? The feeding caterpillars...

Lawns: New Seeded Lawn, brown patches, fungus disease
brown patches, fungus disease, concave surfaces: If the brown patches are circular in pattern (or roughly so) and if you think that you have over watered (rather than under watered), it is quite possible that the lawn has a fungus disease like brown patch. You will need to revise your watering routine;...

Lawns: new lawn, black dirt, grass seed
black dirt, grass seed, plant residue: My preferred plan is to scalp the existing vegetation, water it (if there is no rain) to encourage lush regrowth and spray the whole area with glyphosate when the regrowth is about 3 high. Allow a week for the chemical to get translocated down to the roots...

Lawns: new lawn, top soil, air spaces
top soil, air spaces, sod: When you tilled the lawn and added topsoil, you introduced a lot of air spaces in the soil. You could even say you aerated the area. The weight of the sod pieces will start to squeeze this air out. Watering and rainfall introduce water in much or all of...

Lawns: pine needles, pine needles, flower bed
pine needles, flower bed, leaf blower: I have found pine needles to be very difficult in this particular respect. I suggest persevering with a leaf blower. The trick is to accumulate a bundle of the pine needles which then acts as a kind of sweeper, pushed forward by the blower. This has worked...

Lawns: Rough tall fescue lawn problem, kentucky blue grass, crab grass
kentucky blue grass, crab grass, fescue lawn: Consider that originally the seed was a mixture of the two grasses; and over time, the way the lawn has been cultured, has favored the tall fescue. Now you want to change the grass. A complete re-sod of the lawn is your best bet against the tall fescue as...

Lawns: rapid lawn death, incorrect diagnosis, high humidity
incorrect diagnosis, high humidity, top soil: If the sod was obtained from a reputable source and laid by a reputable company, then it is comparatively easy to ascertain whether the sod was defective. Either or both companies would have a keen interest in satisfying customer issues. If the sod was free...

Lawns: re. lawn 08/20, fertilizer nutrients, problem weeds
fertilizer nutrients, problem weeds, liquid fertilizer: It appears that the dollarweed (grows from underground parts) and the nutsedge (grows from underground nuts) managed to poke through the sod, likely through the seams. Both weeds thrive well in wetter (rather than drier) conditions. New sod needs to be carefully...

Lawns: rocky rocky rocky soil, drought resistant grass, gravel base
drought resistant grass, gravel base, raleigh nc area: I am quite sure that if you left it to itself something will grow there. that something is likely to be a grass. That grass is likely to be a type that rough and tough (like John Wayne). Common bermuda and common St. Augustine are what I recommend;...

Lawns: Seeds, washington dc metro, dc metro area
washington dc metro, dc metro area, insect problem: You say that patches of your lawn in a particular area die every year during summer. This suggests a watering problem (are all the sprinkler heads working well?). Or it might be a recurring insect problem like grubs. Does the roadway near the curb collect...

Lawns: Shady area Lawn, adult plants, grass seed
adult plants, grass seed, germinating seed: Instinctively, I want to answer Spring! because the grass will germinate and grow into warmer weather. On the other hand there are grasses which go dormant in the winter. I really am not familiar with this phenomenon but I guess if you do plant such a grass...

Lawns: Slime mold in flower bed, slime mold, flower beds
slime mold, flower beds, lava rock: I believe that dry conditions and good air circulation will prevent recurrence. Manipulate the irrigation to allow the beds to dry out. I am doubtful of the benefits of mulching flower beds but if you must, then I suggest lava rock or similar product...

Lawns: Soaker system for lawns, vacaville ca, duration time
vacaville ca, duration time, grass roots: Soaker systems exist and I freely confess that I have not kept up to date with current practice. I recall that the system had to be put in before sodding, that the design was a feeder pipe along one edge of the lawn; from this pipe small bore soaker tubing...

Lawns: Sparse Lawn, cinch bug, mold mildew
cinch bug, mold mildew, grub damage: The main difference between the front and back yards appears to be that the former is more shaded. All the pre-treatments were exactly the same and the seed germinated and grew well at first. (Over)watering must account for the sparse front lawn now. If...

Lawns: Stoping ground growth, pine straw mulch, weedkiller
pine straw mulch, weedkiller, germination: Pine straw mulch by itself will kill weeds. If you want to make doubly sure, then you might consider spraying a nonselective weedkiller on the existing weeds before putting down the pine straw. Alternatively, you can cover the area with cardboard or newspaper...

Lawns: Swampy lawn, grass seed, wet lands
grass seed, wet lands, chicago area: Your best plan is to leave the area to Mother Nature and a community of plants that are adapted to the conditions will develop. Stays completely soaked and is even under water for two or three weeks in the spring are very challenging conditions to work...

Lawns: How to safely kill stickers in my bermuda grass, sand burs, weed control program
sand burs, weed control program, bermuda grass: Here is something novel I found at plantanswers.com If you do not catch the sand burs until the burs are formed you can still prevent a lot of misery by “collecting” the mature burs. Visit your local carpet store for a remnant piece. A piece 3 feet wide...

Lawns: scorpions, insect control, weevils
insect control, weevils, scorpions: The only two instances of herbs used in insect control that I am quite sure of, are that fresh neem leaves prevent weevils in stored grain and that citronella oil on the body repels mosquitoes. This site may be helpful. http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/az1223/#ManagementofScorpions...

Lawns: shade tolerant grass, shade tolerant grass, fertilization program
shade tolerant grass, fertilization program, shady yard: I cannot answer your question specifically; but, in general, trees and turf do not mix well. I see that you have been fighting this problem for a few years. Instead of fighting Mother Nature, work along with her and explore the possibility of a ground cover...

Lawns: small lumps in lawn, clay content, earthworms
clay content, earthworms, mounds: Mounds such as you describe are associated with creatures digging for insects; birds, armadilloes and the like. Do you know if there are insects, earthworms etc. below ground? If the area is very sandy, the mounds are easily leveled by mowing. If the soil...

Lawns: sod, growth of bacteria, grass roots
growth of bacteria, grass roots, thatch layer: You can grow a lawn on sand if you can give it the water and fertilizer. In time the sand will be changed for the better by the action of grass roots decay, thatch layer etc. Collectively, they will add organic matter to the topsoil but it will take time....

Lawns: soft grass spreading over st. augustine, grassy weed, soft carpet
grassy weed, soft carpet, soft grass: I cannot identify the weed but atrazine is a good all-round product for weed control in St. Augustine turf. The chemical can harm the turf if the weather is hot. Products containing 2.4D can be used but this chemical is quite harmful to all broadleaf plants...

Lawns: staugustinelawnedgebrowning, st augustine grass, irrigation heads
st augustine grass, irrigation heads, insect activity: If the boundary of the brown strip is fairly straight and well defined, it could be chinch bugs. These insects start at the driest parts of the lawn so that in itself may indicate a shortcoming in irrigation coverage. If the edge shows curves, that is strong...

Lawns: thin lawn, thick layer, new lease
thick layer, new lease, insecticide: Only the first part is eliminated. Explore the alternative. Examine the situation closely at ground level to see if there is a thick layer of runners. If yes, this means that the runners that are not in contact with the ground cannot root and will easily...

Lawns: Weed Killer, desirable plants, weed killer
desirable plants, weed killer, sedges: I cannot say with certainty. The product is specific to nutsedge and probably to the sedges in general. Can you look at the full label? A booklet, as I recall, listing all the desirable plants that are safe from adverse effects of halosulfuron, the active...

Lawns: Wimble weed, dead patches, grass lawn
dead patches, grass lawn, chemical solution: It is very difficult to get rid of a grass weed in a grass lawn; as it is to get rid of a broad leaf weed in a broad leaf crop. By the way, I take it that you are referring to nimbleweed or nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi). I am sorry that I cannot offer...

Lawns: water build up in backyard, evaporation, infiltration
evaporation, infiltration, sq feet: Flooding is a result of two conditions:- the amount of rain or snow and topography of the land (how flat or sloped it is). Grass cover will not capture rainfall; it will slow down the rate of runoff and reduce erosion. If the water cannot flow away, then...

Lawns: weed barrier under lawn, weed barrier, acorns
weed barrier, acorns, hillside: I have not heard of a weed barrier placed under turf but that does not mean that it cannot be done. Whether it is going to be effective in your case is another matter. Acorns and other seeds falling on top of the weed barrier will germinate and root through...

Lawns: wet lawn, artesian aquifer, muddy spot
artesian aquifer, muddy spot, wet lawn: I am not being evasive when I say it depends . First of all, are you sure that it is a natural spring or (artesian) well? Here is a Wikipedia explanation. An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater that will flow upward through...

Lawns: Yard vine weed, mail reference, little black dots
mail reference, little black dots, plant foliage: It could be a kind of spider plant (Chlorophytum) which is a good houseplant but will spread like a ground cover in the warmer zones. Here is a Q&A from the following site. http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/houseplnts/spider.htm Q: I have...

Lawns: Yellow areas in my st. augustine grass, st augustine grass, iron deficency
st augustine grass, iron deficency, soil testing: Lime and iron can be antagonistic. Here is how it works. Lime raises the pH and iron becomes more and more unavailable as the pH goes up. So we are going to change one thing at a time. It may well be an iron deficiency. If you apply some liquid iron to the...

Lawns: Yellow Lawn good fungi/bad fungi, slime mold, rust diseases
slime mold, rust diseases, grass blades: I understand you to mean that there is some kind of yellow deposit on the grass blades. The only thing I can come up with is slime mold which can be either black or yellow in color. This condition does not require control. Then there are rust diseases which...

Lawns: Yellow zoysia grass, zoysia grass, colored strip
zoysia grass, colored strip, strip down: Whenever a rut or trench is filled in and sodded it is normal to expect a discoloration. Sometimes it can last for months. Usually it is a deeper green than the surrounding turf because the fill subsides and the depression is more moist. In your case it seems...

Lawns: Zoysia & Wire grass, tight seams, weed population
tight seams, weed population, wire grass: Mere sodding is usually not enough to get rid of a troublesome weed. The weed population should be reduced by chemicals and tillage. The sodding has to be done to obtain tight seams and complete coverage and irrigation has to be closely managed. Choosing...

Lawns: 1 yr old grass all gone, fungus attack, lawn grasses
fungus attack, lawn grasses, spider mites: A condition like you describe, sweeping across the lawn in one month, sounds like an insect attack or maybe a fungus. The fungus would probably have occured in separate episodes rather than a uniform sweep. Try a soap flush on an area of green grass, ahead...

Lawns: 3 Leaved clover, 2 4d, leaf clover
2 4d, leaf clover, ministry of agriculture: I cannot identify LM grass and this is critical to the control of weeds in it. Three-leaf clover appears to be Trifolium repens. It is a broad leaf weed and 2.4D will control it. The problem is that the chemical might harm the LM grass. I suggest that you...

Lawns: bermuda leaf dying, grass blades, weed and feed
grass blades, weed and feed, moisture stress: You fertilizes three weeks ago and the grass blades have died. The area my have had a drought . You do not say whether you irrigate the lawn or pastures. The worst scene scenario is that the grass was suffering moisture stress and you applied fertilizer....

Lawns: brown and dying grass areas, brown grass, grass areas
brown grass, grass areas, rocky soil: A lawn problem is not a question of what you or I think it is; it is caused by factors which come under the headings: 1. Cultural: what we do and how we do it. Mowing, irrigating, fertilizing, spraying and the like. 2. Environmental: freezing, flooding,...

Lawns: A brown fungus (?) killing my lawn, brown fungus, pine cones
brown fungus, pine cones, mississippi coast: Google: Naematoloma fasciculare picture; and see if any of the images correspond to what you have on the lawn. It should go away when the conditions (temperature and humidity) become unfavorable for it. I do not expect that it will kill the grass but it can...

Lawns: Chinch Bugs & Weeds, chinch bugs, bifenthrin
chinch bugs, bifenthrin, moist conditions: If you can see the chinch bugs, urgent control is required. The Talstar formulation of Bifenthrin is a very effective product. If you prefer granules, products containing Fiprinol are quite good. I cannot comment on sugar as a weed control product....

Lawns: Chlorotic grass, kentucky blue grass sod, kentucky blue grass
kentucky blue grass sod, kentucky blue grass, roof material: The runoff appears to be directly associated with the problem in more than one residences. That would suggest that something in the water is toxic to the grass. The rainwater flows off the roof (material) and down the spouts. I would look to those two as...

Lawns: Dead Grass Ring, live oak trees, drip line
live oak trees, drip line, soil amendments: So the band of dead grass is growing outward. Is it in fact so or it only appears so because there is little or no grass inside the dripline? Before the trees were installed, a hole was dug to accommodate them. The excavated soil was used to back fill...

Lawns: Dead Lawn Over Run with Crab Grass, crab grass, grass field
crab grass, grass field, lawn grass: Now my whole yard looks burned and there is still crabgrass everywhere. Before this you had sprayed with a post emergent weedkiller. Here are some things you can do to help us get a good grip on this problem. 1. Have the crabgrass accurately identified;...

Lawns: dallas grass and sugar, top soil, two dogs
top soil, two dogs, table sugar: You have got me mixed up with someone else. Dallas grass is very difficult to control in the lawn and I am quite sure that table sugar will not do it. The good news is that you have bermuda and want to keep it. The bad news is that only manual removal will...

Lawns: dry soil, tulip flower, dry soil
tulip flower, dry soil, pie dish: I find it puzzling also. I feel that your sprinkler system (you have one, right?) is not reaching this area. If you rely on rainfall alone, then there is something blocking the rain from wetting this area. Set out an aluminum (or similar) pie dish near the...

Lawns: A brown fungus (?) killing my lawn, tree roots, morels
Lawns: A brown fungus (?) killing my lawn, tree roots, morels, pine cone

Lawns: Dead Grass Ring, drip line, mature oak
Lawns: Dead Grass Ring, drip line, mature oak, oak tree

Lawns: fescue and other seed inerts in grass seed, noxious weed seed, purity analysis
noxious weed seed, purity analysis, bermuda seed: I do not know how well fescue will grow under shade conditions, The Federal Seed Act requires three seed tests be performed on every lot of seed sold that crosses state borders in the US. These are the purity analysis, the noxious weed seed exam, and...

Lawns: Grass Killer, grass killer, dead material
grass killer, dead material, weed killer: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in products like Roundup will kill a large spectrum of plants. Give it 7 to 10 days to become effective. You may want to mow and bag the dead material if it is plentiful; if not, you can lay the sod directly over the decaying...

Lawns: Grass & even weeds won't grow, poor soil quality, soil analysis
poor soil quality, soil analysis, kinds of trees: Trees and bushes dying at the growing tips, near the tops , are a good indication of what has recently happened or is now happening at root level. The lack of water appears to be the chief cause. Try watering daily, a diagonal strip across the lawn. In about...

Lawns: Grubs in September, grub problem, grub control
grub problem, grub control, japanese beetles: Grub control is complex and expensive; so load the dice in your favor. The first step is to decide whether you have grubs. You will have to dig a little deeper than required for other lawn pests. Somewhere near a foot deep, you stand the best chance of finding...

Lawns: grass not growing, prince georges county, maryland cooperative extension
prince georges county, maryland cooperative extension, overseeder: You can best obtain the assistance you need by contacting the nearest office of the County Extension Services. If 20744 is the zip code of Ft. Wahington, MD., then the information you need is: Maryland Cooperative Extension Prince George’s...

Lawns: grubs, lawn grubs, lawn grasses
lawn grubs, lawn grasses, care academy: Correct identification of the grubs in question is essential for control. The reason is that the different grubs have different lifestyles. Check out the site below to see what I mean. http://www.lawn-care-academy.com/lawn-grubs.html I am not convinced...

Lawns: japanese beetles, japanese beetle grubs, milky spore
japanese beetle grubs, milky spore, beetle adults: I have no experience with the product but I found some useful information at the following site http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests/japbeet.html#spore Here is a direct quote. One product in a little bit of a different category is Milky Spore. Milky...

Lawns: kill grass, fence line, fence lines
fence line, fence lines, dead vegetation: The length of fence lines that you have depends upon the shape of the land rather than the area. An exact square will have the shortest fence line. A 10 x 10 area (100 sqft.) will have a fence line of 40 ft. A 50 x 2 area (the same 100 sqft.) will have...

Lawns: killing invasive rhisome type grass in my flower beds, true grasses, flower beds
true grasses, flower beds, plant beds: Taking out a grass weed from an area which is not under grass is comparatively easy. You can use a product containing fluazifop. Fusilade is a brand name product. It kills true grasses so keep it off the lawn. You can also use glyphosate ( Roundup ) but...

Lawns: Large brown area of lawn from sunflower seed decay, germination of seeds, st augustine grass
germination of seeds, st augustine grass, seed decay: As far as I know, the hulls of the seeds of certain plants, sunflower and rice, inhibit the germination of seeds. Since St. Augustine grass is propagated vegetatively (by pieces) I doubt that the hulls are to blame. Indeed, they might be of benefit since...

Lawns: Lawn mushroom/fungus Problem, fungus problem, lawn mushroom
fungus problem, lawn mushroom, sod cutter: My knowledge of mushrooms is not enough to offer specific help. In general, mushrooms require a substrate (decaying material of plant origin) on which to grow. Next it is a matter of light. Since these mushrooms grow outdoors under varying conditions, I imagine...

Lawns: lawm care, grub treatment, grub control
grub treatment, grub control, grubs: Grub control is complex and expensive. That statement was not meant to scare you but to state the reality. You need to be sure that you have grubs. What type are they? How many are there and is it necessary to control? What is the best timing? What is the...

Lawns: lawn, chain link fencing, dry soil
chain link fencing, dry soil, grass seed: For successful germination and establishment of seeds, you must first prepare a seed bed. This means the complete removal of all plants and other material from the area. This can be done by first of all, scalping the area. Mow the area with the mower set...

Lawns: lawn issues, ducks in a row, earth thanks
ducks in a row, earth thanks, weed seeds: 130m square means either a square with sides measuring 130m. (a very big piece of real estate); or an area of 130 square metres (I think that is how you guys spell that word). I will assume the latter. (1400 sq.ft. approx.) You have all your ducks in a...

Lawns: lawn sprinklers, lawn sprinkler system, lawn sprinklers
lawn sprinkler system, lawn sprinklers, screw cap: When water freezes it expands in size (that is why ice cubes float). The force exerted by this expansion is so great that the water trapped in cracks in rocks cause those rocks to split when it freezes. And if the pipes in your sprinkler system are full...

Lawns: lawn and weed killer-eliminator, getting rid of weeds, grass weeds
getting rid of weeds, grass weeds, weed killer: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in products like Roundup will kill all the existing weeds. If you are sure that aphids are part of the problem, then you can be almost certain that ants will be present also. Getting rid of weeds and aphids will take care...

Lawns: Mowing Question, weed problem, push mower
weed problem, push mower, clippings: I do not know. If the grass grows rapidly while you are away, you will have a problem to get through the area and disposing of the clippings mowing with a walk-behind mower. Any weeds will set seeds in that time and you can set yourself up for a weed problem...

Lawns: Mystifying tiny holes! Sanity at stake!, tiny holes, upstairs window
tiny holes, upstairs window, forensic studies: I have googled, asked jeeves, and searched the internet for days without luck. I am honored indeed that you should ask little me ; but this does not put any pressure on me to come up with a credible answer. Not at all! Think nothing of it! But seriously;...

Lawns: New Lawn problem, fescue sod, egg puzzle
fescue sod, egg puzzle, pepper trees: Browning along the edge of sod is almost always related to a watering problem. The trick is to determine a chicken and egg puzzle . Was the sod not tamped down enough or rolled to ensure intimate contact with the soil? This will cause the edge to lift away...

Lawns: new sod, pallet quantities, palmeto
pallet quantities, palmeto, home depot: What you describe is usual and the advice you got is pretty standard. If you bought it from a reputable establishment there is not need for concern. Expect improvement within a week. Water faithfully, unless you get rain; do not be in a hurry to fertilize....

Lawns: nutsedge, sugar cane plantations, weed guide
sugar cane plantations, weed guide, yellow nutsedge: Nutsedge was once featured in the Guiness Book because it is the one, single weed that is found in more places on earth than any other weed. I spent a large part of 21 years trying to control nutsedge on sugar cane plantations. So forgive me if I am skeptical...

Lawns: organic vs chemicals, weed killers, fork rake
weed killers, fork rake, soil chemistry: First, a disclaimer. I did not make those statements which you attribute to me. I am a firm believer in IPM -Integrated Pest Management- a choice of one, or a combination of, various methods to control a pest -plant or animal. Here are the various methods....

Lawns: Parts of lawn (grass) turned brown, grass roots, lawn grass
grass roots, lawn grass, treatment recommendation: Whatever has turned brown will never turn green again but new (green) growth can take place. From what you write, the problem can be environmental. Was a vehicle/boat parked there for any length of time? Did a spill of some sort happen? If so, replace the...

Lawns: Prostrate Spurge, prostrate spurge, cracks in the sidewalk
prostrate spurge, cracks in the sidewalk, nut sedge: I have no experience in the use of organic products for weed control. The most practical way to do this is to use a wiper and an undiluted glyphosate concentrate. The product must be labeled for this application; it is usually colored to enable tracking....

Lawns: preparing for sod, laying down sod, spread sand
laying down sod, spread sand, southwest texas: If there is regular soil below the sand, you can go ahead and lay the sod. If there is more sand below, add topsoil. I recommend spring for sodding because it is fairly certain that good growing weather will be in the forecast. If you can be sure that there...

Lawns: Recurring Fungus in St Augustine Lawn, john deere landscapes, spectracide
john deere landscapes, spectracide, leaf spot: You need to identify the fungus accurately. The County Extension Agent will do this for a fee. They will recommend the chemical that will take it out. You will be responsible to ensure that it is applied properly - according to all the directions on the label....

Lawns: recover/repair of a burnt-out, weed covered yard, st augustine grass, chinch bugs
st augustine grass, chinch bugs, grass seed: It is easy to conclude that the lack of water has been the reason for the lawn to die. But do not overlook the possibility that the same dryness can cause chinch bugs to erupt and complete the destruction. Mother Nature hates a vacuum and when there...

Lawns: Sod Different Color Strips, fall fertilizer, grass blades
fall fertilizer, grass blades, irrigation system: You have shown that the strips which are lighter in color are the sod pieces which are not rooted in. The watering that you are doing now is keeping the sod alive so do not stop it. In the meantime see if you can run a roller over the area to press down the...

Lawns: Sod lawn stays too wet, sod lawn, water supply systems
sod lawn, water supply systems, water logging: 5 minutes of irrigation twice a week is very unlikely to cause the water logging like you describe. The backyard was landscaped; therefore it must have been dry at the time. The sod installers must have watered in the sod. If they used the sprinkler system...

Lawns: St. Augustine grass turned brown, st augustine grass, fungus attack
st augustine grass, fungus attack, fungus problem: The important observation is the pattern of browning; straight or curved edges, circular patterns and the like. Can you recall? However to answer your question. It is essential to identify the cause of the brown out . You can eliminate (or not) insects...

Lawns: St. Augustine lawn, torpedo grass, orange stripes
torpedo grass, orange stripes, cocoa fl: Check out table 1 in the article at the following site. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/LH077 Any product that you use against torpedo grass will kill the desirable turf. Glyphosate will kill the torpedo grass in that problem patch in the front yard. I am...

Lawns: Stickers in lawn, sand burrs, lawn grass
sand burrs, lawn grass, st augustine: First of all identify your lawn grass accurately, right down to the variety e.g. Floratam in the case of St. Augustine. Then identify the stickers that are the problem. Your County Extension Services will do both for you. They will even set you on the...

Lawns: st augustine, black kow, adequate irrigation
black kow, adequate irrigation, concrete slab: Land preparation for new sod is focused on facilitating root growth. You want the roots of the sod pieces to grow downwards in the prepared soil. Three things are necessary. 1. Tilth to depth of three to six inches. 2. Organic matter. 3. Water. A...

Lawns: Thin Grass, silver maples, thin grass
silver maples, thin grass, start from scratch: Start of with the mindset that you will not remove the trees and that you will try every cultural (things that YOU do) operation to have a lawn that looks well cared for. There is a popular saying that goes don t let perfect be the enemy of good . Let...

Lawns: thin St Augustine, scots fertilizer, black kow
scots fertilizer, black kow, ammonium nitrate: Do you mean that you want more grass to grow and cover the ground? Or do you want the existing lawn to look more green? Or both? If you have been getting a lot of rain, that will certainly weaken the turf. Drying out will help. Organic products like Milorganite...

Lawns: Vine type weed, gross feeder, witch grass
gross feeder, witch grass, weed killer: I have previously noted with an appropriate degree of shame that I spent a great deal of time and money to control Cynodon dactylon in sugar-cane and failed in the long run. By all accounts you did things right; chemical, timing and allowing time for the...

Lawns: witch grass in my lawn, witch grass, true grass
witch grass, true grass, precious chemical: You wish to kill a true grass (Panicum spp.)in a true grass. This is going to be very difficult. My suggestion is to mow the lawn frequently enough to prevent the witch grass from seeding. This might mean mowing even when the lawn has not grown enough to...

Lawns: yard/lawn, burrow, rodent
burrow, rodent, piles: Moles burrow along tunnels which they excavate as they search for insects underground. On the surface their efforts show up as long trails of mounded up earth. They are difficult to get rid of as long as there is a population of insects for them to eat...

Lawns: yuck yard, pea gravel, landscapers
pea gravel, landscapers, plant material: I have to assume that these landscapers have a good track record. You will get better advice from reputable professionals who are on the spot, or you can put them on the spot with your searching questions. I am too remote to determine why the ground is...

Lawns: Parkland area, pasture mix, grazing animals
Lawns: Parkland area, pasture mix, grazing animals, endophyte

Lawns: Grass, zoysia, amazoy zoysia
zoysia, amazoy zoysia, lawn care: Carmen, Hopefully I can help. If you are looking for a grass that can withstand the use and traffic from your two dogs, you need something sturdy. A turf grass like zoysia will be able to withstand your pets and still look nice. It will also be able to...

Lawns: Growing grass over gravel, growing grass, soil conditions
growing grass, soil conditions, pine trees: Ashley - Wow, lots of work to do! Before I can give you any real advice, I need to ask what kind of soil you find underneath your gravel. Knowing your soil can help you choose what type of grass you use. If you could let me know, I can help you out a little...

Lawns: Killing grass in daylily beds, daylily beds, field grass
daylily beds, field grass, bermuda grass: Kassee - You can use something like Grass B Gon, but you may also want to look into putting in metal or plastic borders in addition to this. These are put into the ground and can barely be seen. That way, if the grass does come back, it won t spread to...

Lawns: Parkland area, acre parkland, parkland area
acre parkland, parkland area, turf grass: Tessa - You may want to seek a second opinion, considering I am not knowledgeable about horses and animal care. My only suggestion is that you may want to check into turf grass as a solution. I know that some variety of these grasses are safe for horses...

Lawns: Is there a type of grass that can survive dog urine?, turf grasses, grass turf
turf grasses, grass turf, turf grass: Mike - I would suggest you take a look at turf grass. Turf grasses can help withstand your pet waste because they tend to be tougher and more resilient. If you are going to look into this, please keep in mind that not all turf grasses may be suitable for...

Lawns: Centipede grass, st augustine grass, centipede
st augustine grass, centipede, shaded areas: Centipede is a low maintenance, smaller leaf grass than St. Augustine. There aren t any good answers to you problem apart from allowing the St. Augustine grass to grow taller than the centipede and shading it out. Centipede does not grow well in shaded areas....

Lawns: Grubs in New England - November, lawn, grubs
lawn, grubs, chemicals: You might be tempted to treat grubs in the spring, when you see last fall’s damage—but most spring treatments are a waste of time and money. The grubs have already damaged your lawn and are fairly resistant to insecticides at this time. Furthermore, even if...

Lawns: grubs control & lawn repair, white grubs, grub damage
white grubs, grub damage, cornell cooperative extension: Answer: You might be tempted to treat grubs in the spring, when you see last fall’s damage—but most spring treatments are a waste of time and money. The grubs have already damaged your lawn and are fairly resistant to insecticides at this time. Furthermore,...

Lawns: limr application, lime treatment, sod lawn
lime treatment, sod lawn, lime application: Liming is an important part of a turf management program in the humid, eastern United States. Rainfall exceeds 30 inches per year, leaching basic or alkaline-forming ions, such as calcium and magnesium, from the soil and resulting in an acid soil condition...

Lawns: yellow patches on greens, lawn, grass
lawn, grass, fetilizer: Red Fescue performs best in well drained soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.0. Fertilize using 1-2 lbs of nitrogen during period of active growth which are March - June and October - December. With good drought tolerance a low to moderate amount of irrigation is...

Lawns: How to fix my terrible soil, bird of paradise plants, plant grass
bird of paradise plants, plant grass, soil water: RonMowers.com. Usually you need to have the soil tested to determine fertilization needs. Once youve done that you should till the soil about 4 inches deep. You may want to ad the fertilizer and seed as you till to mix it with the soil. Water the soil 15...

Lawns: Best small lawn, turf grass, central florida lawn
turf grass, central florida lawn: Don - I may be biased, but I am a huge advocate of turf grasses. They are low maintenance, requiring less water and time. They will also thrive year round if you live in central Florida. If you want to go with this kind of grass, make sure you can invest...

Lawns: Grass, soil testing
soil testing: Tiffany, Since I am more knowledgeable about grass than soil, you may want to seek a second opinion. But on that note, a great way to see if your soil is good for grass growth is to test its pH. You can do this yourself or hire someone. Once you find...

Lawns: Brown spots in lawn, luck steve, brown spots in lawn
luck steve, brown spots in lawn, best of luck: Glenn - I think we can just assume that this is because of the snow. You may have a different type of grass than your neighbors, accounting for your brown spots while they don t have any. No need to worry. With the weather warming up, the brown spots should...

Lawns: dead lawn, pH testing, soil testing
pH testing, soil testing, soil pH: Sheila - I think the shade may be your problem, but you should indeed start with a soil analysis. You can do this yourself at home; all you have to do is purchase a pH tester, which you can likely buy at a garden supply store or online. Once you ve got...

Lawns: Flattened Grass, spring weather, luck steve
spring weather, luck steve, winter feed: Tom - You should just wait until the weather gets warmer to see if grass comes back to life. Normally spring weather, along with sunshine, helps situations like these. With that being said, stay off that beaten bath for a while and walk around it! Best...

Lawns: Lawn Issue, scotts turf builder, crab grass
scotts turf builder, crab grass, traffic mix: Hi Bree - It is great you are being proactive! You are right, however, in that the yellow should clear up with the weather heats up. Because you re area is experiencing different weather than normal, the grass is simply reacting to that. It should return...

Lawns: What's the best way to copy/paste the good grass around my house, fertility problem, grass species
fertility problem, grass species, computer junkie: Well, my assumption is that the grass you wish to transplant is not one of the species that that are planted by seed only. You are going to be cutting and laying sod (DIY). Let us deal with the sod cutting first. With a sharp hard spade, cut two parallel...

Lawns: grass alternative for dry and partly shaded area, foot traffic, affl
foot traffic, affl, ground cover: I d like to suggest a variety of liriope. The following site will show a wide selection. Ron. http://classygroundcovers.com/cat----Liriope&affl=google-liriope-varieties2?gclid=CNbXm4279asCFY515QodNlnDK...

Lawns: something in my lawn, slime molds, slime mold
slime molds, slime mold, broken egg: As far as I can find out it is a type of slime mold. Check out this site: http://images.google.com/search?q=slime+mold&biw=1920&bih=866&sei= MKCuTuuFOsybtweKx5jiDg&tbm=isch Maybe you will be able to identify the one that you found in your lawn. ...

Lawns: Tree or Weed, s yard, brown bark
s yard, brown bark, beautiful gold: From what you write, I would guess that it is some sort of larger fern. You can google larger ferns (as I did) and see if any one matches the specimen in your neighbor s yard. Incidentally, it is fairly easy to decide whether a plant is a tree, shrub, vine...

Lawns: Floritam in December, st augustine grass, rye seed
st augustine grass, rye seed, valentine s day: I would not recommend it if you want a nice lawn in a short time. In such a case you might choose to put down rye seed and wait until February to do the permanent sodding. St. Augustine grass naturally tends to go dormant as the weather gets colder. Sod...

Lawns: struggling grass, happy new year, sod
happy new year, sod, front yard: I take it that the leaves rolled up and turned brown from the edges towards the center of the sod pieces. Those symptoms would indicate drying out. When the sod dries out to the extent that you indicate ( b It still has some green to it /b ) there is...

Lawns: Zoysia vs Floritam, irrigation system, maintenance person
irrigation system, maintenance person, pest infestation: I do not know as much as I should about the varieties of i u Zoysia /u /i , to give you a considered opinion. My best suggestion would be to ask the lawn maintenance person. Generally these operators build up an almost-emotional connection with certain...

Lawns: Kikuyugrass, Kikuyugrass, Kikuyu Sod
Kikuyugrass, Kikuyu Sod, Emerald Sod Inc: Jim, You can find both AZ-1 and Whittet Kikuyu sod at Emerald Sod Inc, in So. California. They grow the finest kikuyu Sod. The company is family owned. There Web sits is www.emeraldkikuyu.com. You will find all the information for your needs. Thank you....

Lawns: What kind of sod? Winston salem NC, 27106, zenith zoysia, soil drought
zenith zoysia, soil drought, soil preference: Zenith® Zoysia ECOGRASS™ For Superior, Low Maintenance Landscaping Dark green color and medium fine leaf produces a superior lawn or golf course fairway, tee or rough. Shade tolerance and dense growth habit allows means this lawn grass is widely adaptable...

Lawns: lawn amendments, different types of soil, clay soils
different types of soil, clay soils, types of soil: I would Spray Round- up on the weeds when the temps are warm, It should take 2 -3 weeks for a good kill. Clay Soils * Cannot dig easily when wet or dry * Cannot cultivate while wet, at the risk of extreme compaction * Soil is sticky ...

Lawns: Moss in the lawn, soil compaction, zinc compounds
soil compaction, zinc compounds, moss control: Moss can be killed with products containing ferrous sulfate, ferrous ammonium sulfate, including Moss-Out, Moss-Kil, Rid-Moss, and a variety of Lawn Fertilizers with Moss Control; or moss & algae killing soaps such as Safer s. None of these materials pose...

Lawns: PRE-EMERGENT BEFORE SODDING, scotts crabgrass preventer, scotts turfbuilder with halts
scotts crabgrass preventer, scotts turfbuilder with halts, plant grass seed: When to Apply Crabgrass Preventer Crabgrass seeds germinate in the early Spring when the temperature of the surface soil rises into the 50s and 60s. Once the seeds germinate, the opportunity for prevention is passed. So, applying the preemergent early...

Lawns: Saturated yard, drainage problem, growing grass
drainage problem, growing grass, landscaper: Michell, Sounds like you get a lot of rain ? You have a drainage problem. You need to have a landscaper put in drains in your yard. If its not the rain turn off your sprinklers for a few weeks till the ground drys. Then lay new sod and water a few minutes...

Lawns: St. Augustine grass, ammonia nitrate, st augustine grass
ammonia nitrate, st augustine grass, calcium nitrate: Greg, I live in So. Cal also. I would use ( calcium nitrate ) in the spring to bring the grass out of dormant. Then during the summer months use a 16-6-8 Turf Supreme, its a Best product. Fert every month and your lawn will be beautiful. Check-out my web site...

Lawns: Tough grass for backyard with 2 active large breed dogs, Planting, Kikuyu
Planting, Kikuyu, Sod: Hello, Kikuyu Sod is one of the best turf-grass for dogs and dog urine. Kikuyu can stand to high rate of salt in pet urine and traffic. Kikuyu is used often at Golf Courses ( Riviera Country Club ) and sports fields and Dog Parks, in So. California. I m no...

Lawns: Alternative lawns, turf lawns, rae rae
turf lawns, rae rae, traditional grass: Rae,Kikuyugrass is best for Dogs and high traffic. Its a beautiful turfgrass if you are able to find it in your area. Kikuyu is salt tallerent, so it will not burn with dog urine. I sell to many Dog parks in my area. Check out my Web site www.emeraldkikuyu.com...

Lawns: Clathrus Ruberus (sp), stink horn, quality mulch
stink horn, quality mulch, horn family: How to get rid of Stinkhorn family basket mushrooms, I did some research and did not get much of an answer except to pave over them. I live in So. California and have never had this problem. Go to Ask.com and see what you come up with. I looked. Thanks...

Lawns: grass seed, grass seed, germination rate
grass seed, germination rate, free areas: The importance of storing seed in dry humidity free areas cannot be overstated. # The germination rating shown on the package was determined by the seed being grown under laboratory conditions, plan on a lower germination rate for your lawn. # Test a handful...

Lawns: what type of grass to grow, warm season grass, torry pines
warm season grass, torry pines, tall fescue: Elas, I do alot of business in the San Diego area, Kikuyu Sod is a great turfgrass for your area. If you have dogs, Kikuyugrass will not burn from dog urine, also stays green year around. Kikuyu is a warm season grass. Tall Fescue is a cool season grass and...

Lawns: white spots from the snow, pink snow mold, gray snow mold
pink snow mold, gray snow mold, leaf sheaths: Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in the early spring as the snow melts. There are two types of snow mold. Grey snow mold (also known as Typhula blight) and pink snow mold (sometimes referred to as Fusarium patch). Pink snow mold infects the crown...

Lawns: Zoysia grass and fungus, fungus control, pouring rain
fungus control, pouring rain, night 7pm: Mary, you are over watering, as long as there is moisture in the ground your sod will be ok. If you have rain, Turn off your controller until a few days after the rain stops. I live in So. California and water at 6am for 10 min and 10 min at 7pm. After the...

Lawns: Clay heavy soil, kikuyu grass, heavy soil
kikuyu grass, heavy soil, clay soil: Mimi. I m on the road at this time. You need to install Kikuyu Sod. Check out my Web site and call me. Kikuyu grass will work the the best in clay soil. My web site is www.emeraldkikuyu.com. I m also in So california. Hope this will help you Gene ...

Lawns: crabgrass, scotts crabgrass preventer, post emergent crabgrass killer
scotts crabgrass preventer, post emergent crabgrass killer, peat moss: I can assure you that you can’t put down new seed and Scott’s crabgrass preventer at the same time. The chemicals used in the crabgrass preventer will work in the same way on your new seedlings. They will be killed. Not the outcome you are looking for. ...

Lawns: crabgrass, grass seed, new grass
Lawns: crabgrass, grass seed, new grass, preemergent

Lawns: Moss on lawn, soil fertility, drainage issues
soil fertility, drainage issues, increase fertility: The development of lawn moss is typically the result of a combination of factors: low soil fertility, compaction (and resulting poor drainage), excessive shade and moisture, too acidic a soil and finally, unhealthy or sparse turf. To conquer lawn moss successfully,...

Lawns: Overseeding lawn, sod farm, organic fertilizer
sod farm, organic fertilizer, new grass: John, I do not waste fertilizer when seeding. Seed has its own energy in its shell so you do not need to fertilize when seeding. You can use a 15-15-15 when you seed and it will help green up your existing lawn. I hope this helps. www.emeraldkikuyu.co...

Lawns: st augustine grass, st augustine grass, starter fertilizer
st augustine grass, starter fertilizer, cold at night: I would apply a small amount of Starter fertilizer, 15-15-15, Water the sod well, But not so much that it puddles, You want to keep the sod moist for the first 2 weeks until it takes root. Water 8 min in the morning and once again in the afternoon. The amount...

Lawns: Overseeding lawn, sod farm, organic fertilizer
sod farm, organic fertilizer, new grass: John, I do not waste fertilizer when seeding. Seed has its own energy in its shell so you do not need to fertilize when seeding. You can use a 15-15-15 when you seed and it will help green up your existing lawn. I hope this helps. www.emeraldkikuyu.co...

Lawns: Moss - We want it, artillery, thanks in advance
artillery, thanks in advance, greenhouse: Yours is an unusual question and I can only provide some general comments. My experience is limited to the artillery fern b u i Pilea /i /u /b b u i microphylla /i /u /b in the greenhouse. This a href = http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio106/mosses.htm...

Lawns: Need Help Fixing Lawn Mower, google search bar, lawn mower maintenance
google search bar, lawn mower maintenance, little holes: Diane, I am not a mechanic but I believe that the priming bulb (button) needs to be changed. You can do this yourself. I will try to link you to a site. If I am unsuccessful, just type - changing the priming bulb -on the google search bar and a number of sites...

Lawns: Switch from fescue to bermuda, time management skills, bermuda seed
time management skills, bermuda seed, bermuda grass: Please forgive my indirect responses because the project you wish to undertake is like a web of little components which must come together rather like an orchestra - players and instruments - which will produce a symphony of sound. b And you get to be the...

Lawns: Want to grow grass in gravel, family poaceae, gramineae
family poaceae, gramineae, ground cover: b u ..a house in the desert of Utah /u /b . I have to ask. Is there enough rainfall to sustain a good-looking lawn year round? If not, do you have a plan for keeping the lawn watered? If not, that might explain the gravel surroundings. That said, a...

Lawns: lawn care, fertilizer, neighbor
Lawns: lawn care, fertilizer, neighbor, leaves

Lawns: Fungus on lawn but my new tree coming in soon to be planted, cherry blossom tree, fungus problem
cherry blossom tree, fungus problem, water restriction: First of all, make sure that you do have a fungus problem. Then find out if it will affect the cherry blossom tree. If it will not, you don t have a problem. If it will have a negative effect, all you might need to do is treat the ground around the cherry...

Lawns: INVASIVE "GROUND COVER", encore azalias, root fragments
encore azalias, root fragments, grass clippings: I have no experience with using sugar as a plant killer; although any product applied at a high enough dose will kill - plant or animal! The first step is to identify the plant accurately. Try to get a whole plant - leaves, roots and flowers if possible...

Lawns: lawn care, lawn clippings, grass blades
lawn clippings, grass blades, lawn mower: Lawn clippings - the tips of the grass blades removed by your lawn mower - are good for your lawn because they contain nutrients which are returned to the soil and the modern mower is designed to mulch or chop up the clippings finely so that they fall below...

Lawns: Centipede Sod, watering sod, centipede
watering sod, centipede, jacksonville nc: You need to know for sure whether the grass is going dormant or dying. Look around at other established lawns. Are they showing the same symptoms? If yes , then your lawn may be going dormant. If no then it can mean that the sod is drying out and does...

Lawns: Planting grass when nighttime temps are near freezing, planting grass, nighttime temperatures
planting grass, nighttime temperatures, water molecules: As soon as a seed is in the ground and has begun to absorb moisture, it starts on an irreversible process of germination. Of course it does also need an optimal temperature range. Your best plan is to make sure that the soil does not dry out. The seeds...

Lawns: lawn care, turf diseases, harmful insects
turf diseases, harmful insects, washing liquid: By this time that sod should be firmly rooted in. The one symptom that you describe b the blades do not spring back they lay flat... /b suggests a drought problem; but further u ...it takes several days /u suggests a severe condition. You should...

Lawns: soil erosion, soil particle size, soil porosity
soil particle size, soil porosity, palm trunks: Soil erosion is caused by an interaction of four factors. 1. b Agent: /b Usually water or wind; and heavily dependent upon the rate of flow of either one. I will assume that you are dealing with water from rainfall. 2. b Soil-particle size: /b Generally...

Lawns: scotts with halts, weeds, seeds
Lawns: scotts with halts, weeds, seeds

Lawns: Preen, st augustine grass, many roots
st augustine grass, many roots, weed preventer: Dithiopyr acts by preventing root growth and so it will prevent b u SEEDS /u /b from germinating or growing. We have to conclude that it will inhibit root growth on the St. Augustine turf also. These chemicals do not usually move in the soil so their...

Lawns: scotts with halts, scotts halts, scotts with halts
scotts halts, scotts with halts, different products: You are talking about b two different products. /b u Scotts® Haltz. /u This is a b pre-emergent /b product which will prevent seeds from germinating. It will do nothing on plants which are already growing. u Fertilizer with Haltz® /u is a...

Lawns: Using sugar to get rid of wild onions in the lawn, wild onions, beneficial organisms
wild onions, beneficial organisms, pound bags: It is regular brown sugar; and browner is better . Molasses is used in the same context. b But /b prepare for a sustained effort to obtain results. The objective is to restore life to the soil. This life is a group of beneficial organisms which will...

Lawns: weeds, mulch layer, problem weeds
mulch layer, problem weeds, weed seeds: As long as the weeds are in the growing (not flowering) stage and the weather is sunny and at least 70°around the clock; apply the product according to the label directions; wait 7 to 10 days to give the weeds enough time to translocate the chemical and...

Lawns: Acorns are sprouting and killing my Lawn., oak seedlings, long term solution
oak seedlings, long term solution, little trees: Seedlings sprouting b through /b a u freshly sodded /u lawn? Either the sod pieces were very thin; or else the oak seedlings are popping up in the seams. The latter suggests that the sod pieces were not jammed together to ensure a seamless sod job....

Lawns: Bare spots in lawn, tree roots, acidity
tree roots, acidity, lawn care company: Lime is applied to raise the pH of the soil; or lower the acidity (it s the same thing). Ideally it should be incorporated in the top 6 for best result. I do not know why this would have to be done twice in two weeks. You can ask them. It is hardly likely...

Lawns: Chinch bugs have destroyed my lawn, post hole digger, chinch bugs
post hole digger, chinch bugs, insect problem: Resolving a lawn problem is a matter of eliminating causes; and the first one we are going to eliminate is u insects. /u Pour b 2 /b oz. dish washing liquid in b 2 /b gallons water and pour this b gently /b over b 2 /b square feet of the lawn....

Lawns: Dollar weed removal., st augustine grass, weed removal
st augustine grass, weed removal, weed problem: Dollar weed likes moisture and you may look at your sprinkling/watering system to make sure that it is not putting on too much water. Once established, the weed has an extensive root system which enables it to survive. Atrazine is a Restricted Use chemical...

Lawns: Fertilizers, fertilizer mixtures, starter fertilizer
fertilizer mixtures, starter fertilizer, grass seeds: The absence off b u P /u /b hosphorus in fertilizer mixtures is the result of efforts to limit the amount of phosphorus that gets into lakes, rivers and streams. The benefits of this program far outweigh the disadvantages. However, you can obtain permission...

Lawns: funny looking grass, pre emergent weed killer, grass seed
pre emergent weed killer, grass seed, winter rye: It depends upon what you want to do. If you want to establish another type of grass, then you will need to do some land preparation - the tilling and raking of the soil to make it easy for roots to grow into. This by itself might be enough to get rid...

Lawns: good to mow lawn?, grass clippings, lawn grasses
grass clippings, lawn grasses, dead material: It is a general truth that most plants respond positively to pruning. Pruning stimulates new growth. Most grasses are improved strains of pasture or grazing grasses. These were grazed regularly every 21 days or so, usually by cattle. To promote sturdy...

Lawns: grass, grass seed
grass seed: You have asked a question which can take a many pages to answer. Click on this a href= http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh013 LINK /a for an overview. If you need any help at all, please do not hesitate to get back to me. It will help if you can let me know...

Lawns: killing weeds to grow grass, deepest roots, weed seeds
deepest roots, weed seeds, visible material: There are two ways to go. !. If you are going to rototill, do so - b u deeply! /u /b And make quite sure that the soil is turned completely over. The objective is to bury all the weed seeds and tear up all plant material. After this, a combined raking...

Lawns: Lawn care, laying sod, sod cutter
laying sod, sod cutter, new roots: It may not be as bad as it seems. Most pre-emergent chemicals work by preventing new roots from growing out; the plant cannot absorb enough water and nutrients to sustain the new seedling which dies. Well grown sod has a good network of roots in a dirt...

Lawns: nutgrass, weed control, shrub
weed control, shrub, weeds: I am sorry but you have got me confused with someone else. Generally, with weed control, we are dealing with products which can kill plants. The danger lurks in the dosage. At a specified rate, the product will harm a particular weed but not a desirable...

Lawns: SW lawn, tiny seedlings, fake grass
tiny seedlings, fake grass, grass seed: The label on grass seed will give you two important percentages - b u Purity /u /b (how much of the seeds is really the named variety) and b u Germination /u /b (how much of the seed will germinate under the given conditions). You seem to have...

Lawns: WEEDS, lawn sod, henbit weeds
lawn sod, henbit weeds, spectricide: I take it that your plan is to replant the lawn - sod or seed. The operations are: reduce weeds, install (or check) irrigation, sod or seed. Roundup® is an excellent b non selective, post emergent /b weed killer. For best results, apply it on young,...

Lawns: brighter green circles in our grass, insect problem, green circles
insect problem, green circles, fungus disease: My first reaction is a fungus disease - but I can be entirely wrong. We will just have to eliminate other causes. 1. Is it a weed problem? This is comparatively easy to eliminate. Remove a few pieces of the affected sod and have the grass identified....

Lawns: flowers, tall grasses, tall grass
tall grasses, tall grass, inflorescence: I am not sure if long grass is the local name of a grass grown in the British Isles. In the United States pampas grass ( b u i Cortaderia /i /u /b b u i selloana /i /u /b ) is referred to a long (tall) grass. It bears a white or pink inflorescence...

Lawns: Flowers Disappearing!, flower bed, mammal
flower bed, mammal, insects: It appears that this has occurred suddenly. That suggests a larger animal (mammal eg rabbit or deer. I think that we can rule out insects. If there is a clean hole left, then the animal(s) may have pulled the entire plants and made off with them. Sorry...

Lawns: Grass- ROUN UP!, st augustine grass, dead grass
st augustine grass, dead grass, brown patches: I do not know of any fix for this problem. You can clean up the dead grass and re-sod or plug the area. If it is St. Augustine grass, you might be able to spread some topsoil or similar organic material on the bare area. This will encourage the St.Augustine...

Lawns: killing mums, pre emergent herbicide, flower bed
pre emergent herbicide, flower bed, green material: I cannot think of a b u plant /u /b that would survive your treatment. Roundup® kills green material (chlorophyll). Treflan® is a pre-emergent herbicide and will inhibit germination and development of b u seeds. /u /b This organism does not contain...

Lawns: lawn damage, size holes, finger size
size holes, finger size, armadillos: Birds have been known to cause this; but they forage in the day. I have seen damage like this caused by mole activity but there are usually raised tunnels in the area also. Armadillos are nocturnal and they can plough up a lawn in their quest for insects....

Lawns: Lawn/weed & feed, unwanted vegetation, lawn weed
unwanted vegetation, lawn weed, supplemental irrigation: The first thing to do is earmark an area where you will have the dog run. Then earmark another area of equal size which he will use while you rehabilitate the first one he has torn up. Whether you keep these areas under grass or mulch or something else is...

Lawns: mature oaks and destroyed lawn, post hole digger, brown grass
post hole digger, brown grass, tiny patches: u Dirt is so dry that it is cracked. /u This suggests that the lawn has not been adequately watered. If it has been watered adequately, then the water is not getting down to the root zone. u Our area has tons of clay dirt. /u Clay packs down...

Lawns: New yard, tilled soil, grass blades
tilled soil, grass blades, soil surface: As you go about the preparation process, think like a seed! You are packed tightly with all the necessary material and a blueprint to germinate and produce a leaf or two; and to send out a very small number of tender roots. You do not need to be buried...

Lawns: Tall Grass, plant growth regulator, thick grass
plant growth regulator, thick grass, grass areas: The options are: 1. After you mow, you can treat the seeded area with a plant growth regulator which will suppress regrowth. These products require precision; because b the danger is in the dose . /b A plant growth regulator at a higher dose can easily...

Lawns: time to get receipt, persaud, lorie
persaud, lorie, lawns: I am sorry about that. The facts are: 1. All questions directed to me at this site are answered daily. As at 6.00am today (04/17/12) there were no questions pending. 2. I answer my personal email, perhaps about 2 or 3 times week; but certainly by...

Lawns: weed and feed, amnesty program, reputable manufacturer
amnesty program, reputable manufacturer, half rate: I would use it at a much reduced (half) rate for the following reasons. 1. It is highly likely that the components have lost their potency and the combination has clumped up (absorbed moisture) and now difficult to apply evenly. The law allows you to apply...

Lawns: weeds on lawns, desirable grasses, leaf plants
desirable grasses, leaf plants, 2 4d: Dictionary.com defines a lawn this way. a flat and usually level area of mown and cultivated grass The important words are mown , cultivated and grass . Let us deal with the b grass /b aspect alone. Your lawn most probably has desirable...

Lawns: Yellow lawn, nitrogen fertilizer, weed and feed
nitrogen fertilizer, weed and feed, fungi: Two applications of a plant killer (the weed component of the W&F product) by itself can cause the desirable grass to die. At the same time he is putting down two applications of (probably high) Nitrogen fertilizer (the feed component in a W&F product)....

Lawns: bermuda in daylilies, lily of the nile, plant killers
lily of the nile, plant killers, weed killers: I am going to presume that you are talking about b POAST /b , a brand name that contains Sethoxydim as the active ingredient. a href= http://www.pesticides.montana.edu/News/Pesticide%20Label%20pdf s/7969-58-7401_HY_GRASS_KILLER_1_20_2006_11_35_21_AM.pdf...

Lawns: Decompsoing Grass Smell, anaerobic fermentation, compost pile
anaerobic fermentation, compost pile, clippings: Smell is a very subjective thing. What you might call an awful smell in a compost pile, I might find as quite normal and indeed, that smell might indicate to me that the composting process is going well. Composting is an b aerobic /b process. That...

Lawns: Grass Growth/ Health/ Soil, grass growth, flower beds
grass growth, flower beds, sand layer: The short answer is No . But let me ask you this; do the roots of the grass go into the sand at all? If they do, it means that at one time the conditions were right for this. These roots that go into the sand; are they alive (white) or dead (brown)?...

Lawns: hot sun, dead grass, fungus diseases, insect activity
fungus diseases, insect activity, drought symptoms: Floratam does well in full sun and will endure high temperatures. I am not sure that shade - or the lack of it - will cause the complete failure of a specific area. However, chinch bug damage is quite similar to drought symptoms. You may do well to...

Lawns: Mulch/ Drainage slope, downward slope, rain water
downward slope, rain water, ontop: You have posed a complex question. To answer it, you should examine carefully. What do I want to achieve? A mulched area around the house? An area to install plants? To stop erosion? Each will have a different answer. I would like to continue the dialogue...

Lawns: new grass, microscopic cells, new grass
microscopic cells, new grass, seedlings: The process of germination starts by the division of b microscopic cells. /b It is not possible to see when this starts. We know that the emergent seedlings are very tender. But they will harden and grow and reach a stage where we will have to mow the lawn....

Lawns: re-grow grass, new grass, seed type
new grass, seed type, grubs: Gophers generally hunt insects, especially grubs; so you need to check for those. A runner-type grass will grow into a bare spot but a seed-type grass will not. You will have to sow seeds in the latter case. I cannot explain the change in color of the...

Lawns: Recipe to control grubs, dish detergent, grub control
dish detergent, grub control, garden sprayer: You will find one of many such recipes a href= http://www.wisebread.com/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper HERE; /a not that I am endorsing any of them. Effective grub control is very tricky. You have to accurately identify the grub...

Lawns: Soil, tomato plants, plant pots
tomato plants, plant pots, potting soil: Roots need air, or more accurately, oxygen - to grow well. The soil must have spaces to provide this air. After a while, a soil becomes compacted; the air is given up and the soil solids pack down and the soil is said to be compacted. Farmers plough the...