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Colorless Lawn Help for next year


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From:Date:Zone:
Anthony27-Sep-03 09:40 AM EST 3a   
Anthony30-Sep-03 06:17 AM EST 3a   
ML30-Sep-03 07:09 AM EST   
Nancy30-Sep-03 02:18 PM EST 5   
mary marshall09-Apr-04 02:41 PM EST 5b   
Catherine12-Apr-04 04:03 AM EST 3b   
Catherine12-Apr-04 05:39 AM EST 3b   


Subject: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: Anthony
Zone: 3a
Date: 27-Sep-03 09:40 AM EST

We have a very pale looking lawn, not at all like the neighbours around us. As we know little about gardening can you give us tips as what to do now before winter and next spring to bring it back into life. It looks to have alot of dead grass in it and not very tightly compacted. Please help TY


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: Anthony
Zone: 3a
Date: 30-Sep-03 06:17 AM EST

Can no-one help me on this issue??


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: ML
Zone:
Date: 30-Sep-03 07:09 AM EST

I'm just wondering if lack of response to your lawn question indicates that many gardeners don't care as much for their lawns as their actual gardens. Many people are trying to find ways to be less of a slave to grass-cutting, costs of maintaining golf-course like lawns, and keeping up with the neighbours. Just a thought. We are trying to remove our lawn bit by bit with flower beds, so I'm not much help to you. Have you checked out this website & used the Search feature?


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 30-Sep-03 02:18 PM EST

Not that I'm a big one for looking after my lawn either, but I may be able to provide some general advice that may give you some better results in spring. Right now is the best time to fertilize your lawn, or so I've been told. It's also the season (at least in my zone) to re-seed patches of lawn that are looking sparse, as grass seed sprouts better in cooler temperatures. You can also topdress and reseed in the spring. Ask about the details of the "how to" with your local garden centre.... that I can't help with.

The fact that your neighbours have nice green lawns may be simply that they've been using up a lot of water on the grass during the dry months and not allowing it to go dormant as it would naturally do in a drought. Many of us would consider that a shameful waste of a precious resource, especially for those of us on wells.

Good luck!


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: mary marshall
Zone: 5b
Date: 09-Apr-04 02:41 PM EST

What fertilizer number,s should i be using to get ready for spring,and how should I mix it


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: Catherine
Zone: 3b
Date: 12-Apr-04 04:03 AM EST

My lawn is established but not very healthy right now. I want to loosen it up as it is very root-bound. It is also very pale and dry looking. I was wondering if aerating it and re-seeding in the poorer areas would work to bringing it back to life. I am also wondering what is the process for creating flower beds in my yard. It is very large with areas of shade to direct sun, well protected in most areas from wind. My soil is alkaline and I want to start a vegetable garden. I have an empty slate to deal with here so any help would be appreciated. My experience with any flowers is very limited. Thanks!


Subject: RE: Colorless Lawn Help for next year
From: Catherine
Zone: 3b
Date: 12-Apr-04 05:39 AM EST

Hi Anthony, I don't know if you have found any answers to your dilemma but I am doing a major renovation to my lawn and found great advise at www.scotts.com Hope they can help you out.


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