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Old 05-21-2020, 11:39 AM   #81
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Anyone know why my dirt is getting really light colored? Like almost the color of sand.
Excessive rain washed away topsoil? I have the same issue where the grass was thin, Iím about to work in new soil and seed.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:41 AM   #82
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Anyone know why my dirt is getting really light colored? Like almost the color of sand.
If I had to guess...your soil was blended with sand and the smaller dark soil particles are sinking below the sand particles gradually.

Have you ever topdressed with sand?
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:03 PM   #83
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Put scrap carpet strips behind your mower. Change after every mow. Trash or burn carpet. Manual, but works.
SLICK! that works for right now. I'm mowing for the first time today. We have a crap ton of rabbits in our neighborhood, yesterday I watched one sit in my side yard and eat every single weed out there and totally leave my actual grass alone. it was working faster than I could at pulling weeds. I think me and the rabbits are going to be friends. I have none of the lawn problems I had at the old house here. Mowing and edging might actually be fun here. If I can kill off the stickers.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:13 PM   #84
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What type of sticker? I had a big problem with burweed and am 99% free of it now by using Fertilome Weed-out and by pulling. The Weed-out is safe for St Augustine and Bermuda. I’m at the point now where I go outside and pull what few I find by hand, and it only takes a few minutes a day.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:29 PM   #85
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Excessive rain washed away topsoil? I have the same issue where the grass was thin, Iím about to work in new soil and seed.
This would make sense. The gutters run straight into the yard and the yard slopes to the street, so it could be the topsoil washing away.

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If I had to guess...your soil was blended with sand and the smaller dark soil particles are sinking below the sand particles gradually.

Have you ever topdressed with sand?
Maybe some of this too?

Is it as simple as throwing down top soil?
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:53 PM   #86
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SLICK! that works for right now. I'm mowing for the first time today. We have a crap ton of rabbits in our neighborhood, yesterday I watched one sit in my side yard and eat every single weed out there and totally leave my actual grass alone. it was working faster than I could at pulling weeds. I think me and the rabbits are going to be friends. I have none of the lawn problems I had at the old house here. Mowing and edging might actually be fun here. If I can kill off the stickers.
I have rabbits, but they are way behind if they eat weeds! I have a live trap when they clear your yard? Lol.
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:55 PM   #87
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SLICK! that works for right now. I'm mowing for the first time today. We have a crap ton of rabbits in our neighborhood, yesterday I watched one sit in my side yard and eat every single weed out there and totally leave my actual grass alone. it was working faster than I could at pulling weeds. I think me and the rabbits are going to be friends. I have none of the lawn problems I had at the old house here. Mowing and edging might actually be fun here. If I can kill off the stickers.
The rabbits crapping all over the yard is the exact reason you have so many weeds. Then when the weeds die in late summer or fall...they will start to eat your landscaping and grass right down to the dirt.
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This right here.

We had a rabbit problem in one of the neighborhoods I built in. Ate the bushes right down to the stems. To the tune of $4k in landscaping one winter

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This right here.

We had a rabbit problem in one of the neighborhoods I built in. Ate the bushes right down to the stems. To the tune of $4k in landscaping one winter

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It's bad PR when you work for a major home builder. Lol

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Old 05-21-2020, 09:17 PM   #91
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I thought mowing the sticker would lead to seeding the new sticker?!?
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The rabbits crapping all over the yard is the exact reason you have so many weeds. Then when the weeds die in late summer or fall...they will start to eat your landscaping and grass right down to the dirt.
Birds yes, rabbits don't really eat the seeds. We've never had them kill plants, but probably because my neighbors fills them with carrots and other stuff.

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Old 05-22-2020, 06:46 AM   #93
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Birds yes, rabbits don't really eat the seeds. We've never had them kill plants, but probably because my neighbors fills them with carrots and other stuff.



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You must have those seedless GMO rabbits. My yard has all sorts of herbs and weed spread from the massive heard of rabbits we get. Rabbits being responsible for seed dispersion is a researched and known factor so Im not just making shit up.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:26 AM   #94
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The rabbits crapping all over the yard is the exact reason you have so many weeds. Then when the weeds die in late summer or fall...they will start to eat your landscaping and grass right down to the dirt.
I have never heard this, but it makes sense now. I have tons of rabbits, and bastard chipmunks which I'm sure they do this too. Rabbits I can get rid of, chipmunks are hard to get rid of and there's so many.
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Weather hasn't been conducive to regular mowing, but I've just about got the creeping bent grass trained back down to the right length. Also, the perennial rye seed we put down has really started coming in.

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That looks great!

My grass is slowly coming back, and its great in some areas and not so great in others. I also have a bunch of different types of weeds. I bought some of this, and so far its been great. It does not kill grass, but it's killed a lot of many different weeds i have. Next step is overseeding, and peet moss over that.

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That looks great!

My grass is slowly coming back, and its great in some areas and not so great in others. I also have a bunch of different types of weeds. I bought some of this, and so far its been great. It does not kill grass, but it's killed a lot of many different weeds i have. Next step is overseeding, and peet moss over that.


What kind of grass are you overseeding?


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