Posts Tagged ‘Sod’

Sod – Fertilized Too Early

Q: I am new to Georgia, from northern Illinois, so I need to relearn lawns and gardening. Our homebuilder put in bermudagrass sod in early February. I fertilized at the end of March. What do you recommend for a new...

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Dogs – Grass For Lawn

Q: I have tried fescue seed and sod on my shady, east-sloping back yard but still have little grass. To complicate the issue, my dogs run in the area. Is there a way to get grass to grow? A: Landscape...

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Sprinkler System- Seasonal Adjustment

Q: I just moved here from New York and I have a question about our sprinkler system. Most of the zones are set to irrigate for forty minutes twice a week. As winter approaches, how should I adjust? A: The...

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Grass- Transplanting

Q: My sister is about to sell her home and lot to a developer who will raze everything. My front yard desperately needs grass. Is there any way to transplant her grass to my yard? A: You need a marvelously...

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Perennials- Maintenance

Q: Developers took out the majority of the trees at our home, leaving it in full sun. My perennials love it but my bermudagrass is just horrible. I maintain it like you recommend but it is patchy in color. A:...

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St. Augustine- Planting/ Purchasing

Q: A landscape designer has suggested we use St. Augustine grass in our yard. His work will not be finished until late November. Is it too late to plant in late November? Where could I purchase St. Augustine grass seed?...

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Grass Patches- Pesticides

Q: Please don’t say “I told you so” but back while it was still cold and I thought my bermudagrass was dormant, I sprayed Roundup on a few weeds. Now the lawn is starting to turn green. However, there are...

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Bermudagrass- Seed

Q: I have a new home with a limited amount of bermudagrass sod. I threw out bermudagrass seed in the other parts of my yard. I’ve heard this was not a good idea. Can you explain why not? A: The...

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Gasoline Spill- Lawn Care

Q: When backing out of the garage, I accidentally ran over a gasoline container. The gasoline spurted over a patch of lawn, making a brown area in a pretty green lawn. Is there anything I can do? A: For fast...

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Bermudagrass- Removal

Q: We sodded our back yard with ‘Emerald’ zoysiagrass. There was a small area that contained bermudagrass. Despite constant pulling, the bermudagrass area is starting to grow. Can I do anything else to remove the bermudagrass ? A: Fenoxaprop (Bayer...

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Graywater – pH

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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Bermudagrass Sod – Overseed Bare Spots with Bermudagrass Seed

Q: I have just moved here from Philadelphia. My new lawn is bermudagrass sod and there are bare patches in it. Can I overseed with bermudagrass seed? A: It’s not a good idea to overseed sodded bermudagrass with bermudagrass seed....

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Badminton – Grass type

Q: I am putting a badminton court in my backyard. We play serious badminton four times a week for a couple of hours. Is there a grass that can stand that kind of activity? The site receives six hours of...

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Badminton – Grass type

Q: I am putting a badminton court in my backyard. We play serious badminton four times a week for a couple of hours. Is there a grass that can stand that kind of activity? The site receives six hours of...

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Zoysia – Planting

Q: I’ve got a back yard that is two-thirds zoysia and one-third weeds. I would like to plug pieces of the existing zoysia into the non-zoysia areas. When is the best time of year to do this? A: Mid-May through...

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Ruts – Removal

Q: When a company removed trees from my yard, their truck left four-inch deep ruts in the lawn. How can I fix them? A: If any grass survived in the bottom of the ruts, lift it out and set it...

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Zenith Zoysia sod – Watering

Q: My landscape company laid 6500 sq. ft. of ‘Zenith’ zoysia sod in early June. The irrigation company then installed a five-zone sprinkler system. The irrigation folks suggested running the zones full blast each day when I can water. My...

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Zoysia sod – Redo soil bed

Q: This past summer I put down Meyer zoysia sod but one area was not well plowed and as a result is not growing as well. After the sod has gone dormant, would it harm the sod to take it...

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