Thick grass in yard


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Old 10-02-22, 10:25 AM
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Thick grass in yard

I need to find out what to do with my lawn to make grass cutting a little easier. I have a section of my yard that is growing faster than everything else while I have another section that doesn't grow at all. I like to find out what I can do to make this more manageable. I cut it regularly and keep it short but still this one area is so thick that it always bogs down the mower just a bit. Is there a treatment or something that I can do during the fall winter and early spring to help this out and to get a more even yard?
 
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Old 10-02-22, 10:55 AM
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I kind of have the opposite problem, I have areas where the grass is thin and doesn't grow as fast. Not sure if there is anything you can do to stunt the growth of your healthy grass. I'd just plan on mowing that section more often or mow that part a little slower so you don't bog down the mower.

When I'm short on time/energy I often don't mow the areas that don't grow as well every time.
 
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Old 10-02-22, 11:46 AM
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I think this is the first post where someone was complaining their grass was too good!

Different areas, different soil, different shade, different water, they all make impacts, good and bad, on the yard.
 
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Sharpen the mower blades?
 
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Old 10-02-22, 07:20 PM
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JT......send us a close-up picture of your problem grass. Is it over your septic leach field ?...Is is in a low spot ?
 
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Old 10-02-22, 08:26 PM
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If its growing faster, the solution is pretty easy... cut it more often.
 
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Old 10-03-22, 06:10 AM
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Is the thick grass area the same variety of grass as the rest of your lawn?
 
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Old 10-03-22, 10:43 AM
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No it's not the same
 
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Old 10-03-22, 12:18 PM
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One option is to identify your offending grass. There are websites that can walk you through the fine details of determining what you have. Then you can see if there is a herbicide that can treat it without hurting the other grass in the area.

Or, spray the fast growing grass you don't like with a glyphosate based herbicide like RoundUp. Repeat in about two weeks to make sure all of the grass is dead. Then remove the dead grass, prepare the area and re-seed.
 
 

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