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How To Turn Brown Grass into Green Grass

By Rhapsody616
June 15, 2015

Tired of brown grass? Try this formula!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 14, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Love this idea. I am going to give it a try. I have a few spots in my lawn that do this once the weather gets hot.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 14, 2015 6:53 PM CST
My dad used to celebrate his brown lawn as the end of mowing and hence more boating time! His grass got pretty crispy by August, but always recovered with the fall rains.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 14, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Ours does the same way here Deb. As soon as the rains come it all greens up again.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 14, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Here in Cali, with the drought, brown is the new green. A lot of incentive is out there now encouraging homeowners to consider removing grass and go more water efficient in their gardens.
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Jun 15, 2015 1:09 AM CST
Yes. I am in California as well and we are indeed in a terrible drought. Still I try to keep all of my plants alive including my grass and preform a rain dance every time the clouds are overhead. Hilarious!
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Polymerous
Jun 15, 2015 10:24 AM CST
That might help if we could water more. We've cut back 50% from last year (CA, drought, and yes, we were probably over-watering in some places) and the lawn/weed mix is brown in places (and gopher-tilled in others).

I do have to wonder though, with the brown sugar and soda and such, wouldn't that feed not just the lawn, but also the ants? We've got enough problems with ants as it is...
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Windigo
Jun 15, 2015 11:46 AM CST
But they'd be happy drunk ants, with minty fresh breath!
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Rhapsody616
Jun 15, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Deb ~ Like you and your since of hummer already!! That's the spirit. Group hug
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