Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Lawns and grass care

Grass discolouration


 
Most Recent Posts At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Sue Deacon
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
funny
Last post: tagwex
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: tagwex
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
offalycat
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 21 Nov 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Grass discolouration Reply with quote

Hi all looking for some help regarding my lawn. From springtime this discolouration appeared in the lawn, at first i thought it was down to the wet weather, as the garden can be wet. This was patchy throughout the garden some bits green and healthy some with this discolouration. I do fertilize the grass with some 10 - 10 - 20. I Scrafied early SEptember as normal, an initially had good green growth, but the patchy discoloured grass is appearing again. Any recomendations?


Grass0.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  127.72 KB
 Viewed:  5000 Time(s)

Grass0.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2747
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not a good idea to use 10-10-20 as it alows the grass to grow too quickly and puts it under stress, Its your lawn so if it works for you go ahead.
Now your problem from the look of the picture that looks like annual meadow grass or yorkshire fog growing nicely there, sometimes you can get this in lawns causing patchyness where it is dark green and growing strongly overpowering the other grasses.It goes brown over the winter. Thats only a guess from the picture.
Another problem especially with 10-10-20 is fertiliser overdosing.
Or it could be Compaction, bitch urine or leather jackets, let us know what you think or if this helps.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
offalycat
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 21 Nov 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the reply much appreciated..... I'm novice so all help appreciated.....what would you reccomend as fertiliser for grass, lawn.
Regarding some of the other points..... Any suggestions on how to treat for the meadow grass. There are no dogs , however the soil is very heavy soil and does need aeration...... Spring time ? Any other queries on it? Again many thanks for taking the time
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Garden Shop
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Aug 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Laois

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellow patches on your lawn can be from iron deficiency.
Did you have good grass growth this summer? Of grass growth was good and you have yellow patches you lawn may be suffering from iron clorosis.

Wait until spring and feed with an iron based lawn feed
Avoid feed lawns with phosphorus (the middle number of fert).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
The Garden Shop
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Aug 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Laois

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellow patches on your lawn can be from iron deficiency.
Did you have good grass growth this summer? Of grass growth was good and you have yellow patches you lawn may be suffering from iron clorosis.

Wait until spring and feed with an iron based lawn feed
Avoid feed lawns with phosphorus (the middle number of fert).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
offalycat
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 21 Nov 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again Many thanks Garden shop for the comments, i read some where, where 7/6/17+S a potatoe fertilizer woudl be good start in spring... any other suggestions, or what to get as iron based lawn feed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2747
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the 7-6-17+s myself and it works well any of the propriety grass weed and feed mixtures work well also Turf care have many good llawn feeds but they can be a bit expensive but well worth the mony is used properly.
http://www.turfcaregroup.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Lawns and grass care All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)