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Someone help me with my grass...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by joem1cha3l, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Jul 23, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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    so when we built our house a couple years ago, the main focus was getting something green to grow to get rid of the mud.

    Now that we're all settled in, I want to focus on getting an nice lush lawn. Can someone identify what the hell is overtaking my grass? Not sure where to begin to search. My grass doesn't grow too fast, but these clovery weed things require me to mow ALOT

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    Get yourself a broad leaf weed killer.
     
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    I think i see a four leaf clover. lol
    My yard is not any better.
     
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    It's getting expensive to have the lawn guys come every week at $75 a pop just to mow my weeds. Lol
     
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    Clover...do a google search on types of weedy clover maybe that could help yeah also look for broad leaf weed killer kills that not your grass..good luck
     
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    Plant more trees so grass doesn't grow well anywhere like my forsaken lawn. Seriously, I would go to a solid landscaper and get some advice on chemicals. The right recipe does wonders.
     
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    I know the feeling.. I had guys come cut my palm trees down since they were starting to hit the wall so I had the removed. It took 4 days.. should have hired a better crew, but. Now all my grass dies from having palm trees pieces laying everywhere and not getting watered. Now nothing but weeds have grown in the dead areas.. in November I'm gonna pull all out and put new sod down
     
  8. Jul 23, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    Brutal. I have an acre of land so sod just isn't an option.
     
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    Yea. That's gonna be rough... and planting seeds sucks cause the birds rape it
     
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    Use a liquid weed and feed for your type of grass..instant gratification it will kill everything else..then in about a month hit it with weed and fee pellets time release.. After that do the time release pellets every 4 months or so..make sure to get the good stuff..near the palm trees area get a ph soil reading..palm trees are very acidic for grass.. Acelias strive in this acidic soil and will neutralize the soil in time..
     
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    Try weed and feed by scotts.
     
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    Looks like a clover or smooth velvetleaf. If they have a soft velvet feeling to the leaves that's what will tell you it's the latter. Get yourself an herbicide that has either 2-4D and/or dicamba as the active ingredient and mix it at as high of a rate as the label allows. I'd spray it once a week or however often as the label allows until all the broad leaves are dead. Neither herbicide will hurt the grass, and don't use Roundup or you'll smoke the grass in addition to the weeds.
     
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    If you have not gotten plenty of rain lately..make sure to water the lawn really good a couple of times before using before using any treatment or any treatment could burn it..
     
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    $75 a pop what you live in Manhattan?
    Considering it's an acre so $75 is understandable.

    How about raising some goats to take care of the problem.
     
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    There's a ton of hill with a lot of weed trimming. Takes me 4 hours to do it by myself.
     
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    The only problem with goats is they'll eat the the grass out too.
     
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    The worry about 2-4D or dicamba with burning the grass isn't much of one, you'd have to have really dry soil and high heat to burn it. Though watering pre-spray is a good idea to make sure the weeds are actively growing, they'll uptake the herbicide better though.
     
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    That's what I have been using. I am starting to think it's actually Scott's weed seed. I got more weeds this year than ever.
     
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    Move to the high Rockies. Nobody has a lawn because it's too rocky and no good grass could every stay around long in these elements.

    Lowes doesn't even sell mowers up here. Weed eaters, yes. Just no mowers
     
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    With as many Co members there are on this forum, it's sure to be cheaper for me to hire a professional to fix my lawn than move to Colorado around all y'all folk. I'll have more mod envy than ever
     
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    You're 5k+ Posts say otherwise ha
     
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    I'd check with these guys first. upload_2017-7-23_18-32-53.jpg
     
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    Like others have said, a selective herbicide (2-4-D) won't harm the grass but will rid you of your problem.

    De-thatch the yard and or aerate this fall. Spread some good grass seed.

    As for the rest of this summer, don't cut your grass as short. Fescues should be left much taller than you think. I cut mine at the 2nd highest setting. It'll also help to steal the sun/water from the faster growing weeds/clover.
     
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    Good advice here from everyone.
    That grass will thicken up once the weeds are gone, and luckily those are easy weeds to eliminate. They are taking up sunlight and nutrients that the grass needs.
    A liquid spray weed and feed will do the trick for the clover. I don't see any crab grass which is good, especially for this time of year.
    I use a pellet crab grass preventer w/ fertilizer around Easter (when the Forsythia blooms) before a rainfall then do not rake or puncture the soil for a month, and maybe some lime every couple years in spring.
    Then liquid weed and feed before the 4th of July, with forecast for no rain.
    Then a winterizer pellet fertilizer around Halloween time. I will also use lime this time of year. We need lime in the northeast.
    Mow it higher than you'd think most of the year, then short the last few cuttings.
    I never bag my clippings, they are great fertilizer. You can dethatch or aerate every few years as needed but no need to go overboard with all that.
    Total cost for me is about $100 per year I treatments for my ~ 17000 sq ft, I do it myself

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    Maybe call your local county extension office. They can tell you what to treat with and what grass grows The best in your area. I have centipede turf aka lazy mans grass lol...I mow it every 3 weeks, very little fertilizer, no lime, no over seeding as it spreads, very little weed control. It's a warm season turf.

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    That's clover for sure. To go the other direction, let it grow and take over it's easier to maintain than grass. It'll top out around 8" and is pretty nice to walk on.
     

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