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Old 08-16-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I arrived at a customers house saturday, and yet another week went by and her grass is still dead. I've been telling her to water it before its to late. Of course i have not cut this lawn, and i am being paid to stop, trim..etc. But now i am putting in a new front lawn for her. As a homeowner you wanna keep your maintenace costs low. On the other im in business and yes im going to put the lawn in, and happy to do it. But when your grass cutter/landscaping, or any contractor gives you advice, Take it and it might save you money!

moral.. its August and still Hot.. Water your lawn!

any questions message me! im here to help!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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No way I am wasting and paying for water!

Besides, we have had plenty of rain this summer. My yard is green.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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There's no reason to replace brown grass! It's not dead! It's just dormant! It will come back! You're ripping that lady off!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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That's just crazy. My grass has been brown for weeks. It's like that every summer. I enjoy going about 3 weeks between mowings in July and August. Of course it will come back. Way to rip people off.

Now, it's certainly arguable that keeping the grass dense will help with keeping the weeds down, but that does not mean you have to keep it green through the summer. Nor does it mean that if the grass wasn't that dense that it won't green back up. It still will, may take longer than someone who has been regularly fertilizing it.

My neighbors probably would rather me get a few more weeds and such out of the yard, but really it's not that bad. I have too many projects going on outside to be perfecting the grass right now. More of it will be removed before I'm done.

Even the guy next door who has regular Chemlawn visits has the grass go fairly brown in the hottest, dryest part of the summer. Always turns out fine.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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LOL, this is so stupid. I agree you are ripping that lady off.

I lived in Florida when we had a big drought in '98 and wildfires ravaged the state and there were watering restrictions. My lawn was brown and crunchy for months. But guess what? It came back soon after the rains did! Green as green can be. Good thing you put you business name out there in your user id so we know who NOT to ever use for lawn service.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Default you guys arent nice

haha.. guys settle down.. im not ripping anyone off!

yes it is dormant, yes it will come back!
there are tons of dead spots in the yard, it is very unhealthy
and No i did not push putting in a new yard to her, she wats it done.
watering is not a waste, you still have to care for your lawn!

you guys!

anyone will tell you i do not rip people off, our customers love us!

you guys are all right! and wrong at the same time.. sorry i was just trying to give out tips!
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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My neighbors probably would rather me get a few more weeds and such out of the yard, but really it's not that bad.
Hey, that clover stays green!
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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I lived in Florida when we had a big drought in '98 and wildfires ravaged the state and there were watering restrictions. My lawn was brown and crunchy for months. But guess what? It came back soon after the rains did! Green as green can be.
Mugatu, I'm still down here in Tampa and I long ago gave up hoping for a 'grass' lawn. This place is so extreme - very hot, very dry, very wet. Nothing in moderation. The sod grass went years ago - I now just go mostly brown in winter, and when the weeds and crab grass return in summer, it's green, mowed and edged. Can't tell the diff. I like to think it's also environmentally friendly since I am not dumping tons of chemicals and watering. Plus the time not spent fretting is priceless.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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The point is there is no such thing as "too late" when it comes to letting a lawn go unwatered in Pittsburgh, because the grass won't die, just go dormant. And it is improper to suggest otherwise.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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My lawn is all weeds, green as green gets. Take that!
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