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Old 05-03-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Old 05-08-2018, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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I think my lawn is pretty much ready. I've mowed it twice at summer length and it needs to get mowed again. We've had plenty of rain and the milorganite I threw down in march really helped the grass take well. I've also noticed VERY little weeds this spring, probably due ot my aggressive weeding last year and my continuous overseeding last fall. I'm actually quite impressed. I wish I had pics, but 3 years ago my 15,000 SF lot had very little grass. Was just weeds and moss and rocks and misc plants.

Now it's just thick excellent grass that's actually quite easy to maintain now.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:28 AM
 
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Here's a lawn related question. This has got to be the worst year ever for dandelion weeds in lawns and in grass in general. I've never seen so many dandelions in flower and now going to seed. I think the weather must have had something to do with it, we had a very cold wet Spring and mowing was delayed for at least a month. A neighbors lawn up the street is choked with dandelions and the grass along some businesses are just as bad. So do dandelion like cool wet weather, even some snow? The lawns didn't get growing until well into April.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Here's a lawn related question. This has got to be the worst year ever for dandelion weeds in lawns and in grass in general. I've never seen so many dandelions in flower and now going to seed. I think the weather must have had something to do with it, we had a very cold wet Spring and mowing was delayed for at least a month. A neighbors lawn up the street is choked with dandelions and the grass along some businesses are just as bad. So do dandelion like cool wet weather, even some snow? The lawns didn't get growing until well into April.
My neighbors on both sides have them but I've only noticed one in my yard. The reason is something I had done last year since I hadn't used weed and feed or anything that kills broad leaf weeds.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Congrats, I am sure itís the best looking on the block!


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I think my lawn is pretty much ready. I've mowed it twice at summer length and it needs to get mowed again. We've had plenty of rain and the milorganite I threw down in march really helped the grass take well. I've also noticed VERY little weeds this spring, probably due ot my aggressive weeding last year and my continuous overseeding last fall. I'm actually quite impressed. I wish I had pics, but 3 years ago my 15,000 SF lot had very little grass. Was just weeds and moss and rocks and misc plants.

Now it's just thick excellent grass that's actually quite easy to maintain now.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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Congrats, I am sure itís the best looking on the block!
Almost. I live in a neighborhood with a bunch of retirees that have the time to spend tending to their lawn much more than I do. As a result, they are a bit more polished, although I think my grass quality is better.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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My neighbors on both sides have them but I've only noticed one in my yard. The reason is something I had done last year since I hadn't used weed and feed or anything that kills broad leaf weeds.
What did you do last year?
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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What did you do last year?
I did spot spraying many times last year with various weed killers I ordered online. I kept spraying to try to eliminate chickweed in the spring and creeping Charley for from spring until fall.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Well it doesnít take much with just a little bit of work to get amazing results.


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Almost. I live in a neighborhood with a bunch of retirees that have the time to spend tending to their lawn much more than I do. As a result, they are a bit more polished, although I think my grass quality is better.
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