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View Poll Results: How is your lawn this week?
brown dead 9 22.50%
a few brown patches 25 62.50%
almost green 5 12.50%
beautiful green 1 2.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:18 AM
 
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How is your lawn this week?
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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It's hot and crispy,
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Like a golf course . . . . smack in middle of the Atacama desert
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Mine went from an assortment of green weeds, to an assortment of mostly dead weeds. Between the drought and the high temps, it's not surprising I'm not motivated to spend money on top soil/sod/whatever else. Too bad I can't get some fake grass to put out front!
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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Okay, who is the one person with the beautiful green lawn, and how did you do it?
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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Okay, who is the one person with the beautiful green lawn, and how did you do it?
Either zozia or bermuda and water. Fesue is trouble now.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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We have mostly "green" in our front with a few brown patches but the green while looking nice from afar isn't all grass..lol. Last year when we closed and they had just seeded it was a beautiful lawn front and back. This year, the fescue has died out almost completely in the back.

After researching and getting a few overpriced expert opinions/quotes...it seems that bermuda or centipede are more drought tolerant and do not need the watering that fescue needs (especially if in full sun). Its said that centipede is the most drought resistant but it takes a few years to fully establish so most wanting quick lawns should opt for bermuda.

All our new neighbors (new homes) are asking for bermuda now instead of fescue and are doing well with their new lawns.

We're going to have to start from scratch in the spring. We'll be tilling and planting bermuda.

Lauren
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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We have a very shady front yard & very little lawn (no lawn at all in back as it is just forest). There are green bits here and there, but most of it has gone dormant. Note that we haven't been watering, so that has certainly contributed to the state of our lawn, but we have neighbors who water occasionally and their lawn looks the same as ours. So maybe it wouldn't have helped anyway!

I can't stand bermuda. We had it where I grew up. It gets into all of the flower beds & it doesn't feel nice to walk on. In fact, when we moved here, one of the things my mother said was that she hoped bermuda grass was scarce in NC. I think she may have been wrong about that, but I am sooooooo so glad that neither we nor our neighbors have bermuda. I understand why people with big patches of unshaded lawn might like it, but I'm staying far, far away from the stuff.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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My lawn is a fire hazard!

With the exception of a few weeds it is all brown. My fescue is a crispy critter. I have one side of the house that gets shade and the grass looks great even with no watering. I plan on overseeding in September and planting a few trees which should improve the shade situation with time.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Ours is about 70% green but I have NO IDEA why b/c we've done zero watering. The worst area is a hill on the front lawn that gets full on sun. It's scorched completely brown. And we have some areas on one side of the house that were missing grass when we arrived, and now are missing even more b/c of a cable that had to be placed underground along the house, so that doesn't look very pretty Oh and a few unnatural looking half dead areas in the back from just 3 days of having baby pools and slip n slides set up last week

I'm pretty sure we have fescue. I've been reading the turffiles website and I think we might try the Fescue/Kentucky blue grass mix in the fall. Has anyone done that on their lawn?

The really sad thing is one of our next door neighbors has an underground irrigation system so their lawn looks like a golf course It makes ours look even worse by comparison.
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