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Fixing Circle of Dead Grass Left By Baby Pool

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#1 Flynn-S.

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Posted August 07 2008 - 3:22 PM

I have a 5' circle of dead grass left by an inflatable pool.
Appreciate any advice on how to repair/replace in the middle of August.

#2 TLDig

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Posted August 07 2008 - 3:24 PM

put another pool on top of it.
or plant flowers there.
maybe a sandbox for the kids.

too hot to be trying to plant new grass or sod.

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#3 KevinB

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Posted August 07 2008 - 3:29 PM

scotts patch master or reseed in the fall.

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Posted August 07 2008 - 3:45 PM

wait until October till, throw down a little compost or starter fertilizer, and than put down tall fescue...water-water-water

I stay away from the patches b/c they contain annual seed that is designed to grow in 7days but dies in 2 mos so it looks like the patch is working right away.

#5 Scissorman

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Posted August 07 2008 - 3:53 PM

Cover the rest of the lawn with a tarp. When it ALL turns yellow, tell everyone its Zoysia grass.

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Posted August 07 2008 - 4:09 PM

Yeah, it's a pretty tough time of year to seed. Sod or hydroseed might work, but will require pretty consistent watering through the day. If you have an irrigation system you should be fine, if not, you're looking at a lot of hose time.

Spray paint it green and tear it up in the fall and reseed. That's the easiest solution!

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Posted August 07 2008 - 4:17 PM

There is a commercial for this grass seend that surrounded by food for the seeds.... I cant remember the name but it grows grass fast in any application....except freezing probably...

Wait I remembered its called patch perfect...check it out

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Posted August 08 2008 - 9:44 AM

hang on till labor day weekend

rough it up, then reseed, rake it in, sprinkle more seed on top

tamp it down, water it in

don't let it dry out, maybe some straw on top to slow down evaporation and shade the soil

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Posted August 08 2008 - 10:05 AM

Tell people it is a crop circle. Charge admission and then use the money to resod.

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Posted August 08 2008 - 10:35 AM

happened to me last month. I watered it heavy and it came back.

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Posted August 08 2008 - 11:08 AM

happened to me last month. I watered it heavy and it came back.

That is all you need to do.

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Posted August 08 2008 - 11:19 AM

Tell people you have a BIG dog.

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Posted August 08 2008 - 11:30 AM

The BIG problem is not the dead grass, it's the compaction that results from the weight of the water...

We have a 12' wide by 3' deep pool for our kids who just turned 6. It's not too small where they think it's "for babies" but not too big where they feel unsafe (they can stand up in it and the water is only up to their chests). The pool holds 1700 gallons. Multiply that by 8.34lbs. per gallon and you're talking about 14,178 pounds (7.1 TONS) of water sitting in a 12 foot circle on top of your grass. Taking the math further, a 12' circle has an area of 113 sq. ft, so each square foot is seeing 125lbs. of weight pressing down on it. This compacts the living hell out of the soil so even if you rake the dead stuff up you have to do something about aerating the soil.


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Posted August 08 2008 - 11:55 AM

What Tammy said.

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Posted August 08 2008 - 12:26 PM

Cover the rest of the lawn with a tarp. When it ALL turns yellow, tell everyone its Zoysia grass.

You're getting sleepy. ....very sleepy.....