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Hammond Tiger Fan
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Hammond
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I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
I suck at taking care of my lawn. No matter what I do nothing turns out good. I've put down pre and post emergent, atrazine, 2D4D, weed free zone, bags of weed and feed, bags of Milo, put down Talstar for bugs, etc. and I still have a shite ton of weeds and my grass look like crap.

Over the past three years, I've spent all kinds of money trying to get my grass in better shape and I'm all out of ideas at this point. So damn frustrating.

I guess I just needed to get that off my chest. My wife didn't want to listen to me bitch

/endrant
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OysterPoBoy
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City of St. George
Member since Jul 2013
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
The audacity of some of these weeds just blows my mind. Like, look here you little bitch, did you just see what all I did over the last month and you’re gonna just pop your little arse up right in the middle of my lawn? No sir.


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DiamondDog
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Member since Nov 2019
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
Try having two acres of rice field that does nothing but retain water. Half the field looks like one big weed. You’re preferred shade of green is something that’s not jungle.

I’d like to put down seed and try to retake this lawn but it seems like a futile challenge.


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hedgehog
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Prairieville
Member since Oct 2006
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
A weed free lawn is an impossible rabbit hole. And I’m deep into that sumbitch.


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habz007
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New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
I do pretty well, my front yard is semi excellent. But my female lab keeps burning holes into the back lawn. I don’t know what to do anymore. I try to hose it down. The tablets never did anything to change her urine. I’m to the point that I wish she would just start pissing in the flower bed at this point and maybe killing weeds in the process.

I’m considering installing turf in 2022 depending on how this year goes.


tilco
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Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
11905 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
What kind of grass?


Canon951
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Member since May 2020
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
Have you done any soil samples at your local extension office? I'm in the middle of doing that myself with my lawn. Turns out it needed a ton of lime.


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BallsEleven
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Member since Mar 2019
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
This is why I like Bermuda.

Celsius, nitrogen, cut and it looks great.


Hammond Tiger Fan
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Hammond
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
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What kind of grass?



Centipede


LSU-MNCBABY
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
I had tons of problems and then got fed up and tore it all out and resodded.

Went from centipede to st aug and cut it a little higher than before, mines super green and lush and completely free of weeds.

Just start scraping!


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BallsEleven
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
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Centipede


That may be your problem. Centipede is the lazy man's grass. It really likes to be left alone. It is also a slow grower and takes a while to recover from any damage.

I had centipede when I lived in Florida. I fertilized it once before I really knew about that type and it was never the same. I'll never have centipede again.


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cgrand
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
once you mow them down the weeds are just as green as the grass.
it’s live and let live with the weeds at my place


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CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Member since May 2013
27806 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
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This is why I like Bermuda.

Celsius, nitrogen, cut and it looks great.


MSMA and fertilizer. Punch it and sand it in high summer. Iron supplement in October.

Your yard will look like a golf course


lsugrad35
Chicago Cubs Fan
Jambalaya capital of the world
Member since Feb 2007
2893 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
1000% on board with this. Problem is I say it every year and fall and spring rolls around and I "forget" that I quit. No matter what I do I'll never turn this lawn around because its too uneven. There are low spot and shady spots that will never grow grass but boy do the weeds thrive. I've had enough. If I drink more I won't care as much.


Bayou
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CenLA
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
Welcome to the black hole


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tilco
Auburn Fan
Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
11905 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
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Centipede


There’s your problem….2-4-d, weed and feed, milo

All bad options.

How much nitrogen fertilizer are you applying per 1k sq feet each year?
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East Coast Band
Alabama Fan
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re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
This is why I promote natural areas in yards with trees. Less grass to worry about.


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UltimaParadox
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2008
20484 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
I finally hired a weed and feed company and complain to them. Yeah it's more expensive, but I have someone to blame.

Have emerald zoysia in the front and still have some weeds especially early summer. Usually wins out completely about August then goes dormant again within a month. Just to start the cycle again the following year


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notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
14251 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
Try something different.

I have found using less chemicals and promoting healthy grass works best for me. I use natural, slow release fertilizers, water my yard when needed and mow every 3-4 days. I pull weeds by hand since I don't have many. If you don't want to pull weeds by hand then mix up a hand spray bottle and spot spray where needed.

Many of the chemicals and overuse of synthetic fertilizers really take a beating on the microbial activity in the soil. Many of the pre-M will also slow/prevent turf grasses from being able to spread, fill-in and thicken up. As the grass gets healthy the weeds will go down naturally.

EDIT: Never mind. I see you have centipede.
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notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
14251 posts

re: I'm giving up trying to get a full lush lawn....
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I do pretty well, my front yard is semi excellent. But my female lab keeps burning holes into the back lawn. I don’t know what to do anymore. I try to hose it down. The tablets never did anything to change her urine. I’m to the point that I wish she would just start pissing in the flower bed at this point and maybe killing weeds in the process.


The urine could be doing 1 of 2 things to harm your grass:

1) Excess nitrogen. If this is the case then yeah, all you can really do is water the crap out of the grass to keep the nitrogen from burning the grass

2) Salts. If the salt level in the urine is harming the grass you can add gypsum and it will restore the grass health making it green again.


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