Post # 1
Bees – I need lawn help. We have been slacking on taking care of our lawn .. and now it looks like complete crap. The hot summer made all dead patches and it looks very dry. I really want to fix it, but I don’t know if it’s too late.
A few people recommended Scotts Turf Builder but they have so many different products. I just don’t know where to start 🙁
Can anyone offer any recommendations for products or tips on how to fix this? If it helps – I live in NY and currently the temperature is around 60 degrees. But I expect the coming weeks to get colder so I need to act fast.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
It’s too late in the year to put down seed. It won’t have enough time to sprout and take root. Grass seed itsn’t cheap, so don’t waste your money applying it now. Wait until spring and then you can dethatch, areate, fertilize, and re-seed.
Post # 4
I agree with PP, wait until the spring and see how the lawn is. A lot of grass goes dormant when it is too hot so you still might have it come back in the spring with good watering.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! My husband felt the same way. I was just getting sick of looking at the ugly mess.
Post # 6
+1 what PPs said…you missed the boat this year. You can seed in the spring and should get some decent results, but early fall is the ideal time.
Post # 7
Part of My lawn died and it was because of Cinch bugs. It shouldn’t die for no reason!
Post # 8
Go to your hardware store and take some pictures in. Those guys know exactly what to do and when to do it. I’ve always gone to my local Ace Hardware guy and his recommendations have kept my lawns looking good and I have a black thumb.
Post # 9
@NYBride_421: If it’s dying in random patches you might have a grub problem.
Heat/sun exposure/lack of water usually kills your entire yard.
Post # 10
Thanks for these ideas. I wondered about grubs too – that happened to my parents once too. I never thought of taking pictures to bring with me. I think I will do that! When we purchased the house in April the grass was green and beautiful. We didnt move in officially until August, but we always stopped by to cut/water the grass. But it was obviously not enough because it looks like crapola.