New lawn turning yellow?
Location - Southwest PA (Pittsburgh area)
We built a house, which didn't come with a lawn so after we moved in we had the lot rock hounded, leveled, and hydro-seeded. This occurred during the last week of August. I believe the seed was "Penn State blend"... a mixture of rye and blue grass.
The guy who did the work said to keep it watered as long as possible so I watered basically every day (as long as it didn't rain) until the end of September or so, which seemed to be when the grass started to go dormant.
He also said that after a month, I should hit it with a round of fertilizer, just set to a little less than it would normally call for and NOT to use weed and feed. Then a month after that, do it again.
I used a rotary spreader and Scotts Turfbuilder "Starter" fertilizer. The instructions said to set it at 3 1/4 so I set the spreader to 2 3/4 and fertilized the yard around 9/25 or so.
Since then, I've noticed that a LOT of the yard has turned yellow. It is now the time where the landscaping/lawn guy told me I should be doing the second round of fertilizer... but I'm hesitant in case it might be the fertilizer causing the yellowing. I certainly don't want to need a lawn all over again come Spring.
Here are a couple pictures I took real quick. The last one shows our yard (closest to camera) compared to our neighbors yard, which was planted about a year before ours and is well established.
Thanks in advance for any help. If I left any info out, let me know.
This post was edited by TBone7281 on Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 15:52