dying grass - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mimiandpoppa
May 25, 2010
we planted sod last september. now this spring it looks like it is burning up and dying. we did have a late frost.i live in buffalo

Answer from NGA
May 25, 2010


Do you know what kind of grasses are in your sod? There are both cool season and warm season grasses. Cool season grasses are green in the spring and fall months but will go dormant during the summer months when the weather is hot. If your sod is mostly cool season grasses, it won't be green from June through August. If it's warm season grasses, it won't be green in the cooler spring and fall months. Let's hope there's a mixture of warm and cool season grasses so it will be reasonably green during most of the year. If you haven't fed your lawn, now's the time to use a Turf Builder or other turfgrass fertilizer. Apply in amounts as recommended on the label. Be sure to water your lawn on a regular basis. It needs about an inch of water per week. Hope your lawn greens up soon!

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