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Mar 20, 2019 9:56 AM CST
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Long beach ca
Hi I am new here and desperate! My front yard is so brown and dying. My landscaper says this is Mondo Grass.....but i suspect its not. What is it and how do I bring it back? there is about 100 of them. Thank you
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Mar 20, 2019 10:44 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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You are right, its not Mondo Grass. But, you should be able to gently pull all the dead leaf blades out from under the plant, like cleaning up an evergreen Daylily. After that, its a matter of waiting for new growth.
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Mar 20, 2019 2:00 PM CST
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Long beach ca
Thank you Daisey. Any idea of what this might be?
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Mar 20, 2019 5:09 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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It's Fescue grass (Festuca)
It's a clumping grass that gets ratty after a few years. Try cutting it back to about 3" tall and it will probably come back.
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