Fixing Circle of Dead Grass Left By Baby Pool
Posted August 07 2008 - 3:22 PM
Appreciate any advice on how to repair/replace in the middle of August.
Posted August 07 2008 - 3:24 PM
or plant flowers there.
maybe a sandbox for the kids.
too hot to be trying to plant new grass or sod.
I want to die from a good old fashioned case of living.
Posted August 07 2008 - 3:45 PM
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.
Posted August 07 2008 - 3:53 PM
She's grown from a nice young lady to a child.
Posted August 07 2008 - 4:09 PM
Spray paint it green and tear it up in the fall and reseed. That's the easiest solution!
Posted August 07 2008 - 4:17 PM
Wait I remembered its called patch perfect...check it out
Posted August 08 2008 - 9:44 AM
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
Posted August 08 2008 - 10:05 AM
Posted August 08 2008 - 10:35 AM
Posted August 08 2008 - 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by mickrazz
happened to me last month. I watered it heavy and it came back.
That is all you need to do.
Wishin' I was Fishin'
Posted August 08 2008 - 11:30 AM
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.
Posted August 08 2008 - 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by Scissorman
Cover the rest of the lawn with a tarp. When it ALL turns yellow, tell everyone its Zoysia grass.