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Old 07-26-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I have given up. I've got sections which are so dead that the roots are no longer holding the soil down and the sand is rising up every torrential rain storm. My topsoil has washed down to the lower yard. A few pallets of bluestone might be in order to create a giant patio.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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You have to see my lawn to believe it.... half of the sidewalk is covered with crabgrass and I am so lazy to trim it.
Forget about crabgrass for 2010 (I have been told), I say do not give too much about getting a picture perfect yard, its over-rated for the effort involved.
I would say try to seed this fall and grow as much grass as possible. in 2011, try to get on Scotts schedule or something that you trust.... then open a beer and relax !!
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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In February/March put down Scotts Turfbuilder with Crabgrass Preventor. You should have a nice lawn all summer.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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In February/March put down Scotts Turfbuilder with Crabgrass Preventor. You should have a nice lawn all summer.
Just as the forsythia is blooming yellow.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Crabgrass has got a hold on my yard this summer too. I read online that banking soda will kill it so I am gonna give it a shot.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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I am obsessed and pull the weeds out when I find them. I even started doing part of my neighbor's yard along the property line to keep it from spreading as much. With ZERO rain this summer my grass is dying out. I water as much as possible but it just isn't enough.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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We just started getting a little rain after being about a month with like an inch of rain. I noticed a lot of my backyard remains brown so some serious reseeding will be going on this fall.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Kill the crabgrass with a post emergent, something from Bayer is good. Selectively spray it onto the crabgrass, mix it in a cheap $15 pump sprayer.

Bayer Advanced All-In-One Lawn Weed & Crabgrass Killer

You don't want the crabgrass spreading throughout your entire yard depositing more seeds for next year. The more you kill now the less you will have next year.

I gave up on my lawn.

Here it is last summer:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/12662982-post13.html

It looks horrible this year. I never water it, I refuse to. Lots of $$ on something that is just going to die anyway when the heat hits down here in the SE.

In the fall reseed and fertilize, time it just before you see a week of rain coming on the weather channel.

As beatiful as my fescue looked last year I am seriously considering going to Tifblair Centipede due the fescue just dropping like flies this year. I would say a good 65% of my lawn in front, side, and back is completely dead. Not dormant, but dead. The heat + lack of water has killed it, and it's letting weeds in. I'll overseed with rye over the winter if I put centipede down.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: 46217
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As someone that's been in the business many, many years, I've found this to be very good and accurate information...

http://www.tlehcs.com/Pdf%20files/cnylcpg.pdf
Useful info there. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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Thanks for that great resource .pdf. I am currently battling creeping charlie, having just killed a bunch of poison ivy this year. Hot and humid, the weeds love it!
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