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Post  middlemamma on 4/6/2011, 5:05 pm

Some of our "lawn" (I use the term loosely) is green and some is brown.

We had beautiful green grass last summer, all summer...and we thought we should really try and make it better...so i went and bought a bag of weed and feed....and it killed half of our "grass" apparently some of what I thought was grass was weeds?? So we will seed it heavily here in a few weeks to try and bring back my beautiful green "stuff", whatever it is technically.

Living in AZ 13 years before I came here...grass is like a UFO to me. LOL

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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/6/2011, 5:16 pm

The stuff with wide green blades and thick white cord like roots that I have seen grow through asphalt..... yuck! I feel your pain MM. I have had some success saying this far and no farther by pushing thick plastic into the ground the depth of a shovel blade. The stuff will climb over anything but it doesn't seem to be programmed to go under things. But what I do is a two person-all afternoon- back aching-job and if there is a hole in the plastic ANYWHERE it will laugh at you as it comes up the other side. The only stuff I have that can out grow it is butter-cups.... but that is a whole other problem.

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Post  middlemamma on 4/6/2011, 5:20 pm

That's the stuff Lavender! And you are right, it DOES laugh at you!!!! LOL

Buttercups? As in the flowers? Those are invasive? Wow....send some of those my way...lol...who needs green grass when I could have a field of yellow flowers. Oh. I already have that...dandelions! LOL

Just teasing....

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Post  FarmerValerie on 4/6/2011, 5:23 pm

They just took the one product that would kill bermuda and not kill St Augistine off the market, so if you have it, you are stuck with it.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/6/2011, 5:38 pm

@middlemamma wrote:Some of our "lawn" (I use the term loosely) is green and some is brown.

We had beautiful green grass last summer, all summer...and we thought we should really try and make it better...so i went and bought a bag of weed and feed....and it killed half of our "grass" apparently some of what I thought was grass was weeds?? So we will seed it heavily here in a few weeks to try and bring back my beautiful green "stuff", whatever it is technically.

Living in AZ 13 years before I came here...grass is like a UFO to me. LOL

This is getting off-topic, so feel free to move the appropriate portions.

If you seed it this spring, make sure you didn't use a blue bag of fertilizer on it. The blue bags are "pre-emergent." They are designed to make sure weed seeds don't germinate.....well, ANY seeds actually. If you did use that stuff, wait until after Memorial Day. If you didn't, and want to seed, make sure you water it through the summer, too. A dry summer can ruin your efforts and thin out your herd for you. The best time of year to plant fescues and bluegrasses (cool season grasses) is fall. It's the natural cycle of grasses.

Either way, watch the budget. Lawn maintanence is expensive if done correctly. However, if you are just after "no bare patches," throw some seed in there and keep it moist. The wildflowers sure are pretty. And, wildflowers will succumb somewhat to weed-n-feed, too. If you want to keep them, don't use weed-n-feed. Just use a balanced 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 several times per year. If you want to use a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content, that's fine. Just make sure it doesn't have any herbicide in it, too.

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Post  Patch on 4/6/2011, 5:53 pm

I bought a round bucket from Wally World and am going to try to set up a self watering system for the carrot growing contest. I will grid it and use mm. I hope it works.

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Post  ashort on 4/6/2011, 7:52 pm

@middlemamma wrote:That's the stuff Lavender! And you are right, it DOES laugh at you!!!! LOL

Buttercups? As in the flowers? Those are invasive? Wow....send some of those my way...lol...who needs green grass when I could have a field of yellow flowers. Oh. I already have that...dandelions! LOL

Just teasing....

Just pick the dandelion leaves and make a salad.... I actually found the seeds on burpee...

http://www.burpee.com/heirloom-seeds-and-plants/salad-greens-dandelion-prod001961.html

Of course, my mind immediately went to more devilish uses for a package of dandelion seeds...

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Post  middlemamma on 4/6/2011, 8:16 pm

BBG I will PM you about the grass....so OP can get back to topic. Smile Thanks for the help.

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/7/2011, 7:13 am

@ashort wrote:Of course, my mind immediately went to more devilish uses for a package of dandelion seeds...


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