Posts Tagged ‘Sod’

Centipede – Overwatering Problems

Q: I bought a house a year ago and had it sodded with centipedegrass. Since the sod was put down in October some parts never took firm root by winter. When spring arrived some areas never greened up. Then came...

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Pre-emergent – Failure

Q: I have a bermudagrass lawn, about two and one-half years old. I put down pre-emergent in the fall and even used the weed killer hose spray for weeds. I had the lawn aerated also. Presently, I have numerous henbit...

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Lawn – Planning for Dogs

Q: We have just purchased a new house with more than an acre of land and are trying to decide which route to go. We want to do some initial landscaping but we also want to establish a lawn. We...

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Lawn Seed – Utility Companies

Q: I’m about to “fill in” a lawn at my new house and have a question. I notice that when the utility companies finish a project they spread seed and hay and walk away from the area. They plant this...

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Lawn – Killed by Overfertilization

Q: I had my fescue lawn soil tested and got detailed results from my Extension Service office. It instructed me to use a 15-0-15 fertilizer. While my lawn is fescue, the only 15-0-15 I could find was for centipedegrass. Thinking...

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Pressure-treated Wood – In Garden

Q: We are building a raised bed out of timbers. After finishing, we noticed a label saying that they were treated with arsenic. Could the arsenic contaminate vegetables and other edibles grown in the bed? Why do they still treat...

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Tomato – Low Acid

Q: I have read that sprinkling baking soda around a tomato plant will make the fruit sweeter. How much baking soda should I use and how often. A: I don’t know where your tip came from but I strongly disagree....

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Centipedegrass – Tifblair

Q: Will centipedegrass perform well in north Cobb county? A: One of the great success stories of the lawn seed industry is the work of Dr. Wayne Hanna at the USDA Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton. In 1977, realizing...

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Perennial Ryegrass – In Bermudagrass

Q: I am terribly frustrated trying to figure this situation out. I have a problem with green grass coming up in my dormant bermudagrass sod. Last year it progressively got worse – to where in January it looked like the...

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Zoysia – Planting in Long Island, New York

Q: My parents sold their house that has a beautiful Emerald Zoysia lawn, and the buyer is knocking down the house to build a much bigger one. We can take the Zoysia grass and I want to transplant it on...

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St. Augustine Grass – Planting From Sprigs

Q: I just got through reseeding my fescue lawn, again, and I’m tired of the process! What are your thoughts on St. Augustine grass? I grew-up with St. Augustine in South Texas, and love the fact that it is about...

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Zoysia Grass – Installing in Late August

Q: Is it too late in the year to put in Emerald Zoysia? We have a larger than average yard and will be paying close to $20,000 for this sod. I am concerned that the six-month warranty period we would...

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St. Augustine Grass Seed – Where to Buy

Q: Please tell me where I can buy St. Augustine grass seeds. Our lawn has some now and we like it a lot, but we’re having trouble finding seeds. A: You can’t buy St. Augustinegrass seed. The plant is very...

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Patch Perfect – No Miracle Grass

Q: We have tried several times to have grass in our front yard (40 feet x 20 feet) with no success. The area is under a huge red oak tree. What light does make it through is dappled at best....

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Laundry Water – Not Harmful to Soil

Q: I’ve been using gray water from my washing machine on landscape plants. In my research I found that my plants prefer acid soil and that gray water has a higher pH. Can I add something to the graywater to...

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Centipedegrass – Overwatered

Q: The person who put my centipedegrass sod down in March also installed the irrigation system. He said to water it 15 minutes every other day in each irrigation zone. We did that but it started to become quite dry....

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Boron – For Watermelons

Q: I have read that I can spray boron on my watermelon plants to improve pollination and fruit set. Do you know where I can purchase some water soluble boron here in Georgia? A: Lack of boron can contribute to...

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Tomato – Chemical Burn on Leaves

Q: Things were going great on my tomato plants, for awhile. Now I’m dealing with blossom end rot, spraying daily with that product for it. Anything else I can do? I’ve also got leaves that are browning up and curling...

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