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Old 08-30-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I'm moving from .10 acre on Long Island (really easy to maintain) to 1.5 acres of overgrown ex-horse farm in in Culpeper. I was looking for advice on the lawn. Right its a mixture of crab grass and weeds and a few spotty wildflowers. I'd like to start seeding over this fall. What's a good seed to use in this area? thanks!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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I've always used bluegrass seed.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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"Carl Spackler: This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff."

Sorry, I couldn't help myself on this question. My mind went right to Caddyshack...

I tried Kentucky Blue last spring for a few bare spots in my yard. It grew fast....but died even faster. I'm not quite sure what you'd use here. Maybe Fescue?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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I saw a show on Fox5 one time, and the guy mentioned that no grasses are native in this area. I suggest getting that drought resistant mix over at depoo or lowes.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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No native grasses? What a maroon. Anyhow:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat...ass-meadow.pdf
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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No native grasses? What a maroon. Anyhow:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat...ass-meadow.pdf

he probably meant no native grasses that don't look like onions or crab grass
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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he probably meant no native grasses that don't look like onions or crab grass
Holy cow!! I've spent two years constantly pulling out the Switchgrass, Indian grass, and Big Bluestern. Little did I know, I am actually cultivating a Native Grass Meadow!

Now I just have to cancel the lawnmower people and save $120 a month!
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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"Carl Spackler: This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff."

Sorry, I couldn't help myself on this question. My mind went right to Caddyshack...

I tried Kentucky Blue last spring for a few bare spots in my yard. It grew fast....but died even faster. I'm not quite sure what you'd use here. Maybe Fescue?
AWESOME...I wish I would have thought to quote Bill Murray
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:18 AM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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Try going to Sothern States, they can provide pretty sound advice on what would work best for your needs. Have you started pizza & bagel withdrawl yet?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: California
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Your locall Master Gardeners group will have appropriate information for your area and what you want to do.
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