Lawn Care - Knowledgebase Question

Bayshore, NY
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Question by gibsoncedric
July 7, 2010
Parts of my lawn have dried out and now have that ugly yellow look. How can I get it back to a rich green look before it's too late.

Answer from NGA
July 7, 2010
There are both cool season and warm season grasses. Cool season grasses look nice except during the height of the summer when temperatures are hot. They won't green up again until the fall, regardless of the amount of water or fertilizer you apply. So, if the spots are usually green except in the summertime, it's because the are cool season grasses. Warm season grasses are just the opposite. They go dormant in the fall and remain dormant through the spring months but green up in the summer.

If you have warm season grasses that are turning yellow, water stress or a need for fertilizer will make them turn yellow. Make sure the areas are being watered adequately and if you haven't fed recently use a product such as Turfbuilder with Summergard to help your lawn green up. Be sure to apply according to label directions so you don't burn your lawn.

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