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Please help with my lawn!

Posted by sacks13 none (My Page) on
Wed, May 1, 13 at 10:12

Hello this is my first post and I'm looking for some lawn help!

I am from New England and got a brand new lawn last fall (sod). I winterized it and so far this spring it looks thin and almost grey/tan in a ton of spots. I have a sprinkler system that I started using last week (just lately got into the 60's around Boston where I live). I fertilized with Scott's Turf Builder with crabgrass preventer last weekend.

The lawn almost seems dormant still, or worse yet, thirsty or dying. Can anyone give me any advice to ge tit kickstarted? Does it look dead or do I just need to keep watering and wait it out?

I've attached an image of a block of the lawn.

All help appreciated!


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RE: Please help with my lawn!

Are those yellowish areas dead grass or moss? Also, have you dethatched this season?

RE: Please help with my lawn!

I've raked it but when i do I feel like i pull up a bit too much "material" and the lawn seems to be left with just dirt in those spots, so i rake lightly. ShouldI go ahead and rake more rigorously?

And those areas aren't moss. The question is whether that is dead grass or just dormant grass or what. That's what i'm really asking...will that come back with water and time or should i do something else?

RE: Please help with my lawn!

It will take time to grow all area, it requires water and some shadow. Just look for some days if it continues like these only than switch to ready made lawn turf.

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