Tifgrand not greening up

tsmith76(7)August 7, 2014

A lot of my two month old tifgrand is not taking off. I have one area doing great, but for the most part it is very light green or somewhat dormant looking. Weed company came on site shortly after install. But, I'm concerned it need some nitrogen or something.

Not sure what all weed comp did.

This post was edited by tsmith76 on Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 8:21

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Did you have a weed problem that needed to be taken care of? That might cause grass to turn yellow temporarily.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 5:50AM
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tsmith76(7)

To be more accurate, it's not really yellow,it just isn't growing. light green or almost dormant looking in a lot of areas. There is one section where it is emerald green and looks perfect. But most just hasn't taken off.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:20AM
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t_d_harvey(7)

shade issues?

How are you watering, mowing and feeding?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 1:32PM
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tsmith76(7)

hardly any shade, sun is not an issue. The area that is in the shade on our side yard is growing fine. We watered heavily the 1st month and have cut back to 2-3 a week in the second month. I really have not had to cut it, although I have cut it once.

It's just not taking off as expected.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 1:40PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

How often did you fertilize? Is that area really hard to poke screwdriver through?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 9:10AM
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neilaz(9a)

Agree about fertilizer and water. Poke screwdriver in the good and bad areas. Does it take the same effort to push it in? This will give you some clues

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 11:56AM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Is the turf knitted to the soil so that you can't pull up the pieces of sod? If so then one thing wrong is you are watering too often. At most, for the hottest weeks, you should only be watering twice. If your temps are in the 80s, then you should be watering deeply once every week to 10 days.

Tifgrand is marketed for good shade performance, so a little shade should not be an issue.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 8:44PM
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