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I have a question about my parents lawn.

Over the years, it's been getting more and more sandy and less grass. I don't know why... but I cut it and it's like a dust bowl when I'm cutting.

It's not a super nice lawn... the rain waters it.... I cut it... they weed and stuff like that.

Is there anything that isn't super expensive, or incredibly time consuming, I could do, either now or for next spring/summer, that might help???

Thanks

-R

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Well for starters, you need to reseed the lawn...then use scotts fertilizer(the best) and in about 2-3 weeks you will notice a huge difference...also when you cut it, dont cut it too short...you should always leave a a good 3-4 inches of grass height, that keeps the soil from drying out...hence, the dry sandy look and feel of the soil you have now. You probably have alot of crab grass which chokes the real grass out and steals all the water and nutrients. Also when you cut it, never cut more than a 1/4 of the existing height, that means not letting it get too long before you cut it.

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Gotta feed the grass if you want it to grow...like any living thing......get some fert and water it........... :gasp

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I'm doing that right now with my yard and its starting to look green how I like it. Make sure you get the summer fertilizer for the grass. Also make sure they water it everyday or at least every other day and it will grow. If there is dead grass rake it and get it out so the new grass can grow. Another thing that can help is to put your blade on your lawnmower on the highest or second to highest setting that makes the grass thick. I say that cuz the top part of your grass like the sun and the bottom lower part of the grass don't. That explains why you have to put your blade high. You might have to cut the yard more but at least it looks good. :lol6

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It may very well need fertilizer but before you start throwing money at it, take a soil sample to the state department of ag. ,or a local university that might have an agriculture program that will test it and tell you what is lacking might even be free. A farm supply store may also have the ability to test it for a nominal charge. You can get basic soil test kits at home depot's and such pretty cheap. better to find out what the soil needs before you start buying stuff you may not need :gasp

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