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Q.Lawn dies due to Round Up all over lawn

Zone T2J 5P3 | Anonymous added on July 3, 2020 | Answered

Is it possible to bring lawn back if there has been Round Up put all over the yard?

The grass turned orange then yellow. It’s been raked 3 times removing the dead grass then fertilizer has been put down as well as grass seed.

Is it possible to revive this lawn??

What would be the next best step to do??


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Answered on July 4, 2020

The previous lawn sounds like it is toast, but you have a head start on a seeded lawn. Keep it watered and it should grow.


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Answered on July 4, 2020

Round-Up kills most plants that it touches. That means it is time to start over which is difficult to do mid-summer. Grass seed seems to have a built-in resistance to sprouting in weather over 80 F / 26.6 C. Consider whether the lawn would benefit from being core-aerated to reduce compaction. Water and air will penetrate more readily making establishment of a new lawn easier. Apply seed and cover with a light layer of straw or compost. Water frequently so that the area is moist at all times. Most available grass seed is a blend of different types of grass. Some will sprout within a week but keep up watering until the later germinating grasses are up. This may be 3 weeks. Fertilizer can be applied once the grass is tall enough to mow. Follow directions carefully. Now is also the perfect time to consider reducing the size of your lawn by planting perennials, trees and shrubs this fall. This idea is gaining popularity in USA as being better for the environment and for insects, birds and pollinators. More lawn info here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/so-you-want-your-grass-to-grow.htm

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