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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #21
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If I set it on fire would the ashes work as fertilizer?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #22
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its what he mentioned above: frequent shorter watering encourages the grass root system to stay close to the surface. It makes it suffer more in the heat, because that zone of the soil its so prone to baking and drying out during the days heat. The deeper the roots, the more the soil will stay moist during the day. Thats why the weeds will be green when the grass isn't.

Its amazing sometimes how the sprinklers can run for 20 minutes, but then you dig down 1" and the soil is dust down there. Less frequent, deeper watering will help encourage the roots to go deeper.
I'll agree with this, however, I can't agree with Jesus , so I quoted somebody else.


Also, soil is different across my lawn. My front yard is all nice dark soil, it absorbs the water and stays saturated, my back yard is mostly sand, it drains away quickly.

For each zone I have, I put a measuring bucket out at three different locations and ran my sprinklers for 1 hour per zone. averaged the 3 test samples and now I know how much water each zone yields per hour. I have some zones with two giant commercial heads on them, and I have others with 15 mister heads. In the end, it's all about how many inches per hour each zone is covering.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #23
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Back when I did residential construction we wood chipped the entire yard of our parade home. It was the smallest house on the parade and we took multiple second places.

Once I level out my back yard, I plan to wood chip the entire thing. However it will mostly be the boys play area.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #24
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We just turn the sprinklers on and then forget we did so the lawn always gets a good soak. The grass in our yard wasn't maintained for a lot of years so I almost want to just tear it all out and reseed. I hate our lawn
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #25
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Just do this and you won't have to worry about watering your yard:

Rob Olson Accidentally Destroys Huge Minnesota Lawn With Weed And Grass Killer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...tml?ref=topbar
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We just turn the sprinklers on and then forget we did so the lawn always gets a good soak. The grass in our yard wasn't maintained for a lot of years so I almost want to just tear it all out and reseed. I hate our lawn
remove weeds.

plant this:
http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/gra...reme-seed.html

overseed in the fall with more of that seed.

three years you will have a golf course.
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How do you properly overseed?

1- mow lawn really short
2- spread seed
?3- water how many times a day?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #28
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i water twice daily 6 am and 9 pm 30 minutes a zone. my grass has got to be the greenest lawn in Michigan.

for people to say you are watering to much is all fluff unless they know what grass you have your sun exposure and what soil you are in.
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I'm in the same boat. 13 zones, very sandy soil.

I'm running a 4am and 7pm start time twice a day. My full sun areas are 20mins twice a day to get enough water.

I'd try Clarckstons way to see if it helps, but if he's wrong my lawn will be dead in a heartbeat. I'll have to try it when it's a little cooler.

I've had one light sprinkle of rain at my house since Memorial Day. Other than that one time, zero rain fall.
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Quick google search agrees with CC.

http://www.wikihow.com/Water-Your-Lawn-Efficiently
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Quick google search agrees with CC.

http://www.wikihow.com/Water-Your-Lawn-Efficiently
not really with out knowing soil and grass type

" This article discusses some strategies you can use right now to reduce your water use"

"Some types of grass require more water than others, and environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and wind, can tically affect how frequently you need to water your lawn"
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not really with out knowing soil and grass type

" This article discusses some strategies you can use right now to reduce your water use"

"Some types of grass require more water than others, and environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and wind, can tically affect how frequently you need to water your lawn"
Can you come to my house to do a free official diagnosis of my lawn?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #33
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Ok, I have a question. How do you guys that care about your lawn, but have dogs, keep from having all the yellow spots? About the only thing I have found is watering. Is there an easier way?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #34
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I hate mowing the grass and I am so glad it burned up and almost dead,

Only thing I care about is my Garden. I water every two to three days for about 20 to 30 minutes. Everything is growing just fine even in the god dang heat. I just need to kill the damn rabbits, squalls and chipmunks. They are killing most of my plans.
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Ok, I have a question. How do you guys that care about your lawn, but have dogs, keep from having all the yellow spots? About the only thing I have found is watering. Is there an easier way?
Have you tried training your dogs to piss in the house?


I have the same problem and water all the time because of it.My well hates me,consumers loves me.
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Ok, I have a question. How do you guys that care about your lawn, but have dogs, keep from having all the yellow spots? About the only thing I have found is watering. Is there an easier way?
I use grass guard. http://www.amazon.com/Nutri-Vet-Gree.../dp/B0002PBZY8
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Ok, I have a question. How do you guys that care about your lawn, but have dogs, keep from having all the yellow spots? About the only thing I have found is watering. Is there an easier way?


I don't water (yard is brown now ) but normally i just do fertilizer 3 times a year, and overseed in the spring (that does get watered in)

2 @ 80# dogs and i don't have any burnt spots on my lawn from it.
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not really with out knowing soil and grass type

" This article discusses some strategies you can use right now to reduce your water use"

"Some types of grass require more water than others, and environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and wind, can tically affect how frequently you need to water your lawn"
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I don't water (yard is brown now ) but normally i just do fertilizer 3 times a year, and overseed in the spring (that does get watered in)

2 @ 80# dogs and i don't have any burnt spots on my lawn from it.
My back yard has been in pretty bad shape since we moved in. Having 2 dogs is just making it a little harder to get the grass to where I want it. I will be overseeding in September also.
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