a lot of the lawn is bare, is Oct to late to put new seed down
September is ideal, but it's usually OK to plant seed into mid October. After that you take a chance on slow germination and losing it to cold weather.
Hi, I am from Malaysia. I have recently installed Phillipines carpet grass on my lawn in November 2020. After the first mowing done by the landscaping guys in early January 2021, i realised that my carpet grass has turned brown and certain areas are even “balding”. I have told them 2 weeks after the moving done and they told me possibility of insects being the culprit. Nonetheless, insecticides and fertilizers have been given. I do water the lawn once a day. It is hot here with a temperature of 30-32 degrees. It rains occasionally. I would like to seek your expert advice on what should i do and what am i missing here. Thank you
Carpetgrass is susceptible to soil borne diseases such as brownpatch and leaf spots but it is not usually necessary to treat with a fungicide as it will recover when environmental conditions improve. Insecticides can control mole cricket damage. Our information pertains to the U.S. but should be helpful in tropical locations, too.
What is the Zone for Indian Grass?
Indiangrass is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.
Grass won't grow in bare spot
Getting grass to grow in shade is often a problem. Interestingly, according to the Texas Extension article below, St. Augustine is the most shade tolerant warm season grass. If it is under a tree, mulch looks good and enriches the soil. I suggest contacting the extension office for a recommendation.
Some people go with an alternative to grass: shade groundcovers.
Is buffalo grass safe for cats?
I have notice two patches of a low growing creeping plant in patches in my rear lawn. I purchased seed which had several fine lawn types but this looks different. See photos. I am not sure whether to leave it or dig out. We have rabbits running free on the lawn so it is kept very short more than ideal including winter but this seems to bounce back sooner than the other grass types
Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the issue in question. I would recommend contacting your local agricultural extension service and taking samples up to them. They will be able to identify the grass in question.
We have a sunny zone 4 slope. I want a more spring to fall green understory grass mix for a native meadow.
Red fescue is native to Europe and needs regular watering. Lack of water can send it into dormancy. It performs better when mixed with seeds such as bluegrass or ryegrass.
Buffalo grass needs little water and may not be suitable with red fescue. However, it tends to be sparse so another grass may be beneficial. Here is more about the two: