brown grass - Knowledgebase Question

pahrump, Ne
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Question by wolf1957
August 17, 2010
just moved into new home. the home was empty for about 2 years. the grass is brown. is there any hope or way to bring it back to life? i live in southern nevada

Answer from NGA
August 17, 2010
With any luck the grass is just dormant and will green up once you begin to water regularly. If it doesn't, you can power rake the turf and overseed in the fall. Let's hope it greens up on its own! The goal in watering is to apply the water slowly so it has a chance to percolate down into the soil. You'll want to apply about one inch per week. I water twice a week for 15-20 minutes each time. To check and see how much water your sprinklers are putting out, place several tin cans on the lawn and run your sprinklers until you can measure one half inch of water in the cans. Time how long it takes and you'll know how long to run your sprinklers each time you water. Good luck with your new landscape.

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