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Old 09-23-15, 01:03 PM
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Lawn help

I need Lawn Help. I had a lot of Crab Grass this summer and I tried to reseed (too late) to help mitigate the problem.

Now if you look at the attached picture I have different Grass. The new grass grows twice as fast as the old grass, and I just want regular healthy grass WITHOUT crab grass that is the same length.

Now it is fall time so I need to seed again. This Scott'Name:  Front Lawn.jpg
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Size:  45.4 KBs Lawn Seed is the bright green tall grass shown in the picture. It's too fast growing..

Any tips? No idea, new homeowner. I attached a picture. We live in the Northeast.
 

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Old 09-23-15, 01:19 PM
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Your pic shows a wall..

Anyway im in NJ.. I use no scotts products. The issue with scotts is you need to water the crap out of the lawn to keep it green..

Forget about the crab grass for this year. It will die off soon enough..

What I did a few weeks ago was overseaded, put down johnathan green seeding fertilizer, and calkcuim ( similar to lime but you use less)

If you do this now and keep the lawn moist for a few weeks the neew seed will grow and get a great start for next year..

Then later when it gets colder put down the winter survival stuff.

Then next year do the crab grass pre emergent in the spring. Timeing is critical. Usually when the forthysia start to bloom..

I overseed with Kentucky 31 tall fescue.. Had a tractor supply 50 lbs 49 bucks. Cant beat it anywhere..

Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue, 50 lb. - For Life Out Here

Then see if you can get jonathangreen products and apply these.. ( northeast product)

This

New Seeding Lawn Fertilizer 12-18-8 | Jonathan Green

And this then overseed.

MAG-I-CALŪ Calcium Fertilizer | Jonathan Green

Come november apply this..

Winter Survival Fall Fertilizer 10-0-20 | Jonathan Green

Then in spring apply the preemergent and follow the 4 step system..

http://www.jonathangreen.com/wp-cont...PP-PROGRAM.pdf
 
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Yeah, wrong pic. Take a look now. You can see the difference in the grass that I am talking about. Very annoying.
 
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Old 09-23-15, 01:31 PM
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Thats ok the tall fescue will take over the other grass over time..

Umm just to ask are you on a septic? That may be the same grass you have everywhere, but often with septic issues the grass grows greener where the leach field percs to the surface...
 
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Thanks. No septic, but we do have a sprinkler system.

Do you know if the below product is similar to what you posted?

Shop Pennington KY 31 50-lb Tall Fescue Grass Seed at Lowes.com

It's just that tractorsupply charges 20% shipping and I have a Lowes coupon.

It it the same name, although looks to be a different brand. Thanks for advice.
 
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Do you know if the below product is similar to what you posted?
Yes I used that before.. But no one around here sells a 50 lb bag.. Around here the 25 lb bags are 50 bucks. Its cost effective for me to get the TS stuff..

And im not sure wear its grown. The oregon stuff from TS does better IMO.

Plus im not a fan of the coated seeds....

My seed has just started sprouting...
 
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Oh if you have a line or head for the irrigation in that area you may have some type of leak...
 
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Personally, I'm not a fan of tall fescue unless it's the only grass in the lawn - mixed with other grasses it often hangs together in weed-like clumps.

How long did you water the seed you planted? My guess is you only did so long enough for the Rye to germinate.

As Mike said, hit the lawn with a crab grass pre-emergent next spring.
 
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Old 09-23-15, 02:05 PM
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IDK..IMO tall fecue is a good maintainence free lawn. its been very dry here in the east. no rain for like 3 month I think..

Good with foot traffic as you can see a slight tamped down path on the walk to my shed.. Never bare spots..
( Because dry )

I need to mow mine but I follow the steps I stated below..

Here is my backyard.. I just ran out and took this pic..

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Tall fescue is a good grass but I would want it to be the only grass I had. Up here we use a mix of rye and bluegrass typically because the tall fescue won't survive our winters. Best friend lives in MD and his 100% tall fescue lawn looks great.
 
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