HELP: I goofed, too much 'weed&feed' is turning my grass brown

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HELP: I goofed, too much 'weed&feed' is turning my grass brown

Post by Anthony Olejn » Sat, 20 Jun 1992 05:12:28



I bought some 'weed&feed' (grass fertilizer and weed killer) the other day.
I most-likely placed too much of it on my lawn (I'm embarrased to say how
much, but I'm sure it was too much).  Now, its causing my grass to turn
brown (and die?).

Is there *ANYTHING* I can do?

I live in the Phila area (if that's any help).
Can I somehow dilute the weed&feed (by excessive watering)?
Can I somehow neutralize the weed&feed (by adding something else)?
Can I simply plant new grass?
(if so, will the existing weed&feed in the soil kill the new grass?)

*ANY* help would be *GREATLY* appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

--tony

 
 
 

HELP: I goofed, too much 'weed&feed' is turning my grass brown

Post by Paul Harv » Sat, 20 Jun 1992 07:39:54


Quote:
>I bought some 'weed&feed' (grass fertilizer and weed killer) the other day.
>I most-likely placed too much of it on my lawn (I'm embarrased to say how
>much, but I'm sure it was too much).  Now, its causing my grass to turn
>brown (and die?).
>Is there *ANYTHING* I can do? I live in the Phila area (if that's any help).

Well, this is going to sound harsh, but you just experienced the brutality of
the weed-n-feed god. Did you notice any lightning? I doubt it was the weed part,
probably the N part of the feed part. You applied too much nitrogen and you've
got nitrogen burn. It helps to follow directions, better yet don't bother. Just
cut the grass and leave the cuttings there, you shouldn't need any lawn
additives.

But what to do now. Well the fix is to flush it out with water. The only
problem is where is that N, and that weed killer, going to go. Well, in your
case, it's going to go straight for the Delaware, that once great river. It's
your river, you decide. You see, the weed-n-feed god is not very forgiving.

 
 
 

HELP: I goofed, too much 'weed&feed' is turning my grass brown

Post by Paul Harv » Sun, 21 Jun 1992 13:26:03


Another option worth considering would be to buy some annual rye grass
seed and sow it into your lawn then apply 1/4" water for each day that
it doesn't rain and the sun is out. Annual rye comes up fast and will
absorb some of that weed&feed and put it to some use, but will
eventually give way to the lawn grasses which hopefully recover. They
may not, in which case you will want to reseed lawn grasses this fall.