How To Turn Brown Grass into Green Grass

By Rhapsody616
June 15, 2015

Tired of brown grass? Try this formula!

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Jun 14, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Love this idea. I am going to give it a try. I have a few spots in my lawn that do this once the weather gets hot.
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Jun 14, 2015 6:53 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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My dad used to celebrate his brown lawn as the end of mowing and hence more boating time! His grass got pretty crispy by August, but always recovered with the fall rains.
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Jun 14, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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Ours does the same way here Deb. As soon as the rains come it all greens up again.
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Jun 14, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Here in Cali, with the drought, brown is the new green. A lot of incentive is out there now encouraging homeowners to consider removing grass and go more water efficient in their gardens.
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Jun 15, 2015 1:09 AM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Yes. I am in California as well and we are indeed in a terrible drought. Still I try to keep all of my plants alive including my grass and preform a rain dance every time the clouds are overhead. Hilarious!
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Jun 15, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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That might help if we could water more. We've cut back 50% from last year (CA, drought, and yes, we were probably over-watering in some places) and the lawn/weed mix is brown in places (and gopher-tilled in others).

I do have to wonder though, with the brown sugar and soda and such, wouldn't that feed not just the lawn, but also the ants? We've got enough problems with ants as it is...
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Jun 15, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Name: Deb

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But they'd be happy drunk ants, with minty fresh breath!
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Jun 15, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Deb ~ Like you and your since of hummer already!! That's the spirit. Group hug
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be!
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