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striped lawn?

Posted by coeng NE NJ (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 16, 12 at 10:40

In very early March I applied Jonathon Greene Mag-i-Cal. A few weeks later it seemed like my lawn was getting the slight appearance of bands of slight green.

At the very end of March I noticed that everyone's lawn in my neighborhood was greening up more than mine so I applied JG crabgrass preventer with Greenup.

Now it seems the bands are more pronounced than before. I used a drop spreader for both applications. Could it be that I rushed the Mag-i-cal application and didn't make tight passes? It was hard to judge where to make each pass because we've had a very dry Spring here in NJ and the grass is well, dry and wheelmarks from the spreader are not very visible.


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RE: striped lawn?

What rate did you apply the lime?

And yes, if you didn't overlap per the drop spreader's instructions, you left gaps.

Pics?


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RE: striped lawn?

will it even out over time, or should I apply the Mag-i-cal to the lighter areas to even it out?


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RE: striped lawn?

"will it even out over time, or should I apply the Mag-i-cal to the lighter areas to even it out?

Ah, I don't know.

I don't know how much lime or fertilizer you applied. Did a soil test call for lime?

Then, I don't know if an over application of lime caused chlorosis, and lighter stripes. Or if an over application of fertilizer caused dark stripes.

I'll bow out to more experienced peoples.


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RE: striped lawn?

Sorry. Meant to also reply to the "Will it even out?" question.

Yes. Eventually it will.

Above post was in regards to corrective measures, which I'm unsure about.


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RE: striped lawn?

Here's a photo of what it looks like from a 2nd floor bedroom. The yellow diagonal line is a result of a recent cable burial. The striping was noticed before I added the greenup.


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RE: striped lawn?

Absolutely over fertilized, I have seen that many times, it will mellow out. Another fert will speed that up


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"Absolutely over fertilized, I have seen that many times, it will mellow out. Another fert will speed that up"

Read:

"The striping was noticed before I added the greenup."


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