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Old 11-02-2003, 01:45 PM
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Here's NCDA website for soil testing info. It has address and all the info
you could need. http://www.ncagr.com/agronomi/sthome.htm

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As long as we're talking about grass, thought I'd ask some questions,
too. Over the last 2 years that we've owned the house, the beautiful
Kentucky fescue grass we had has slowly changed into weedy, mossy mess
in two main areas (both areas in the front yard of course!). I always
thought once grass was established, it's a no-brainer.

Now I'm not a real lawn lover but I hate the way it looks so I guess I
am willing to do some repair work. I just don't know where to start.
About all I've done to the yard is to spread weed 'n feed on the lawn
2x a year. I know that moss usually indicates not enough sun light
but o my! the lawn was perfect in that same spot just 2 years ago.
Do I need to start by taking soil samples? If so, where do I take
them?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Jeny
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Old 16-02-2003, 06:30 AM
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I had really good luck with southern states tri-blend. It was 3 kinds of fescue (rebel 2000, rebel III and something other fescue I think). It didn't do anything for about three weeks and I thought I got hosed at the garden store. (No pun intended but it was kinda funny; hosed at the garden store.) It was $65 for a 50lb. bag. It worked best where I put it on thick. I am new to the area but I think you are wasting your time and money if you put out any grass seed now. It will just burn. I am not touching grass seed until October. You'll be better off getting you lawn ready (lime, etc.) Unless you're doing sod, in that case you have too much money to worry about it!

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jaf

"Ni" wrote in message ...
Which warm weather grass is the best for this area?
Where can I find seeds.

thanks

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In article , Baine Carruthers wrote:
Try NCSU's link http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/publist.php Carolina Lawns is
a good general publication

I personally like emerald zoysia but it's not available in seed. There are
other zoysias that can be seeded. With our very low temps this winter it
will be interesting to see how many of the warm season varieties faired. It
got down to 1.2 at my house.

I seeded centipede, but got very poor germination since I ignored
instructions. I did have some foot sized spots that I hope make it. I
also had several larger patches from the previous year of experimenting
with plugs and have my fingers crossed for them too. If any survived I
think I will use more plugs this year. My brother tells me there is a
sod farm in Orangeburg, SC that sells scraps for 50 bucks a truckload
which would be worth the drive.
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Which warm weather grass is the best for this area?
Where can I find seeds.

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Woooooooo!!!!!! I have grass! I was getting a little worried...my neighbor
did his the weekend before me. After a week, his was a inch or so tall
already. After a week, all I could see in my yard were little seeds. But
this morning I noticed for the first time significant amounts of about 1
inch tall blades. I'm so excited. Hahaha.

Thanks for all the advice. My first lawn is on its way.

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Lance

"Lance" wrote in message
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Thanks all. Now I've got a lot of work to do!

Lance

"Lance" wrote in message
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I'm a new homeowner, and I've never had to really take care of a lawn
before. My lawn has a lot of dead spots in it....basically Saturday I

mowed
the dirt in my front yard and the grass in my back yard.

My neighbor is out spraying roundup, raking up dead stuff, putting out

lime,
putting out grass seed, and covering with hay. Is all of this really
necessary or can I just rake the dead areas (to aerate) and then seed
everywhere? Also, what about fertilizer? When and what kind?

Lance







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Old 01-05-2003, 05:33 PM
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glad I am not the only one out here wondering what to do with my lawn.
became a home owner in central Virginia in June and have this drought to
contend with.

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Thanks - jeanne

"Progress always involves risk -- you can't
steal second base and keep your foot on first."
~Frederick Wilcox~

"Lance" wrote in message
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Woooooooo!!!!!! I have grass! I was getting a little worried...my

neighbor
did his the weekend before me. After a week, his was a inch or so tall
already. After a week, all I could see in my yard were little seeds. But
this morning I noticed for the first time significant amounts of about 1
inch tall blades. I'm so excited. Hahaha.

Thanks for all the advice. My first lawn is on its way.

--
Lance

"Lance" wrote in message
...
Thanks all. Now I've got a lot of work to do!

Lance

"Lance" wrote in message
...
I'm a new homeowner, and I've never had to really take care of a lawn
before. My lawn has a lot of dead spots in it....basically Saturday I

mowed
the dirt in my front yard and the grass in my back yard.

My neighbor is out spraying roundup, raking up dead stuff, putting out

lime,
putting out grass seed, and covering with hay. Is all of this really
necessary or can I just rake the dead areas (to aerate) and then seed
everywhere? Also, what about fertilizer? When and what kind?

Lance











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