Any DIY ideas for having a beautiful lawn?

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  1. Kevin Alexander

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    I am a new home owner and I hate the mix of crab grass and other unwanted growth in my front yard. I really like the look of fescue grass. Do I just go to the store and buy some fescue grass seeds and fertilizer and broadcast it throughout the yard, or is it more involved than that? Can anyone give me some help on how to have a beautiful front lawn w/o paying for a professional lawn service?
     
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    Thanks John!
     
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    Mid-Feb is just about past the deadline, but I suggest you talk with your lawn seed professional (that is, the nursery) about the need for (weed) pre-emergent. If already weedy, well, get some Round-Up.

    The more junk you suppress at the outset, the better off the fescue.
     
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    ask a couple local golf course greenskeepers for some tips too
     
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    Watch out. Most fescues are cool-weather grasses, and you're going to have a real problem with burning/browning when summer rolls around.
    I'm not sure what's best for Atlanta, but I'd talk to a local nursery shop. They'll know how to help.
     
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    Astroturf [​IMG]
     
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    With all the snow we've been getting, I'm looking forward to seeing my lawn, even if it is covered with crabgrass, clover and all sorts of other weeds.
     
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    Try Lawn Grass.com. We went with Sahara Bermuda. Really nice green color. Heat and drought resistant and it's slow growing.

    -Robert
     
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    I've tried the spring pre-emergent fertilizers, hasn't worked too well for me especially when the snow lasts in North Dakota sometimes into March/April.

    What I did have success with (Very tedious work) is to pull out the area of crabgrass. I then placed some fresh soil, mixed in grass seed, water and it turned out fine. A bit greener then the rest of the lawn, but a lot better looking and feeling (especially on the feet[​IMG]).
     

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