We overseeded our yard last fall after a very dry summer. (most of the existing fescue had died.) - Knowledgebase Question

Wake Forest, nc
Question by ny4webbs
April 29, 2006
We overseeded our yard last fall after a very dry summer. (most of the existing fescue had died.) Now the grass is coming up but alot of it is in little pods that are not growing. What should we do? The soil is sandy and we do not have an irragation system.


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Answer from NGA
April 29, 2006

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There are many possible causes for poor germination or poor lawn grass growth. Lack of water, poor soil conditions, unsuitable grass variety, uncooperative weather, poor seeding technique or soil preparation, and so on can all contribute to failure. I would suggest you work with your local county extension to run some basic soil tests and analyze the growing conditions in your yard, select the most appropriate grass variety for your soil and weather conditions, and then develop an establishment and maintenance program specifically for your lawn. In the meantime you may find the following information from North Carolina State University helpful. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/...

Good luck with your lawn!

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