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Old 06-05-2007, 04:16 AM   #1
larry d
 
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I live in TN. and we are in arrears 8 inches of rainfall. I have watered
once about a week ago and am concerned about weekly mowing. Will this
just stress the lawn more?? We have an acre of lawn and clay soil.
Watering extensively is too costly. Welcome any thoughts, thanks.


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Old 06-05-2007, 04:16 AM   #2
Kyle Boatright
 
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I'm in Atlanta and have the same issue, although my yard isn't as big as yours. I was out flying yesterday in the North Georgia/East TN/SW N. Carolina area and can tell you that I've never seen so many brown yards and fields as I saw during yesterday's flight. It is VERY dry...

My suggestion is to raise your mowing height to the top of the acceptable range for your fescue, but continue cutting every week. When you do water, water deeply - don't just dampen the soil, soak it.

Oh yeah. And hope for rain.

KB


"larry d" <larry1003@webtv.net> wrote in message news:10789-4659893F-314@storefull-3153.bay.webtv.net...
I live in TN. and we are in arrears 8 inches of rainfall. I have watered
once about a week ago and am concerned about weekly mowing. Will this
just stress the lawn more?? We have an acre of lawn and clay soil.
Watering extensively is too costly. Welcome any thoughts, thanks.




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Old 06-05-2007, 04:16 AM   #3
Eggs Zachtly
 
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:16 AM   #4
Dave
 
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"larry d" <larry1003@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:10789-4659893F-314@storefull-3153.bay.webtv.net...
I live in TN. and we are in arrears 8 inches of rainfall. I have watered
once about a week ago and am concerned about weekly mowing. Will this
just stress the lawn more?? We have an acre of lawn and clay soil.
Watering extensively is too costly. Welcome any thoughts, thanks.

Larry

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Been watchin' the weather now for some time. Apparently the 3 year drought
conditions of Texas have moved east. Lakes have filled up, they're opening
the flood gates and making electricity again.

What I did during the drought period was mow the St. Augustine at the
highest level my push mower has for height. Water started getting scarce in
many wells, some were dry or near dry. I stopped watering the grass in
mid-August. Was watering every week to 2 weeks. I stopped mowing in hopes
that it would help keep more moisture content in the soil. Keep the grass
alive at the root level anyway. Grass appeared dead around late September.
Didn't start cooling off until late October here. Finally got some decent
rain in January, little in February, then has been very good since to date
for rain. Actually saw some mushrooms growing in a shaded area on some
soil covered with cedar (juniper ashe) leaves due to the excessive moisture.
St. Augustine, most rebounded and spreading again. Things looked gloomy for
grass and doubtful of its survival for awhile.

Just publishing this for folks that may be in for a long haul drought.

Dave


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Old 06-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
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Really nice sharing.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #6
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Thanx for sharing such an informative post.

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