hi, i had a concrete base for a shed that i removed in july and to
soiled over.I then seeded the topsoil with "tuffgrass" as i have
little ones, initially it took very well and i had lush green stron
grass but now after its last cut the rest of the lawn is long and lus
and the square patch of approximately 12ft by 5ft has turned a yellow
colour and is growing far slower than the rest of the garden..any idea
LOL lemme get this straight...
You just threw some dirt over the top of a big concrete pad, and planted
grass on it? My first question has got to be, "WHY?".
My next question would have to be, "Is this a troll?". Because, if it is,
you got me good.
IF you're serious...
How deep is the soil?
What kind of soil?
What kind of setup did you allow for drainage?
Don't you now have a big, square/rectangular "hump" of lawn now? That's
GOTTA look more strange than a concrete pad. I have a 16x20' concrete pad
in my back yard, that used to have a basketball goal at one end. The goal's
been removed, and the pad now holds my shed, and any piles of garden mix
and mulch that I buy, until it's ready to be dispersed, a garden trailer,
and any limbs that fall from my trees, until they can be disposed of. Sure
beats the hell out of having all that stuff sit on my lawn, killing areas.
A concrete pad in your yard can be quite useful. I doubt seriously that you
will be able to get lawn to grow there, to your liking. Either remove the
pad, and THEN put in a lawn, or learn to live with the pad, and utilize it.
lol eggs,,, of course i removed the concrete and removed as much of th
bigger stones as i could and dug down probably 8 inches or so..the
used topsoil to level it then seeded and lightly covered wit
topsoil..as i said, initially it grew amazing only the last month i
seems to be struggling unlike the rest of the lawn Eggs Zachtly Wrote:
I had to chime in on this......
You can do a PH test, but the patch in question is already telling you
that something is wrong. Added fertilizer will probably do nothing more,
and maybe even kill the young grass.
I had a similar problem - removed a tree, had the stump ground down, and
the stump wood chips hauled away. Filled in the depressed area with top
soil and seeded with tall fescue. Man! The seed came in beautifully, but
3 weeks later the newly seeded area is looking yellow and discolored. I
do not know the chemistry behind this is, but I recognized what was
happening - the soil was low in IRON which inhibits the grass plant from
taking up nutrients. I went to the local big box hardware store and
bought an iron supplement that is applied via hose end sprayer. Made two
applications 3 weeks apart and the area greened up REAL NICE! The patch
is practically filled in after 2.5 months. Only used 1/3 of the 16oz
bottle of liquid iron supplement.
Virginia Beach, VA
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