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  1. What should I be doing in my yard this time of year (winter) in Southwest OK?
  2. Lawn Feeding Frequency
  3. Removing Dead Grass
  4. Lawn Rolling and Leveling
  5. First Cut of Sodded Area
  6. Laying sod
  7. Care for New Sod
Asked by k on January 13, 2011
What Should I Be Doing in My Yard This Time of Year (Winter) in Southwest OK?

What should I be doing in my yard this time of year (winter) in southwestern Oklahoma?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

At this time, your garden and lawn are at rest. It is best to simply leave it alone. Pruning/cutting, fertilizing and watering right now can cause the plants to come out of dormancy which can cause them damage.

While you do live in a rather warm area, plants still need a rest period. Consider January and February to be a planning period, where you can reflect on what worked over the past year and plan what you will plant and grow for next year.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 8, 2011
Lawn Feeding Frequency

I have a new lawn I spent two years trying to grow. I used a lawn service last year and insisted on organics, no pesticide use. It looks good, although it has 50% weeds. I am letting the grass eventually choke out the weeds. Lawn service feeds my lawn every two weeks, and I have to mow once per week (I keep the grass longer at 3 to 3. 5 inches). This lawn service is very expensive-and I’m on a tight budget. Does it need feeding every two weeks?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Really, you only need to fertilize 3-5 times over the course of the spring and summer with a final fertilization in early fall. During the fall and winter, the lawn does not need to be fertilized.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 3, 2011
Removing Dead Grass

We killed our grass on a hillside so we could replace it with ground cover. Now that the grass is dead, we are wondering if we need to remove all the dead grass, or just dig holes to plant the ground cover.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If the grass is truly dead, you can just plant the ground cover there without removing the grass.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 4, 2011
Lawn Rolling and Leveling

Do you level your lawn prior to rolling it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on May 6, 2011
First Cut of Sodded Area

How do you determine if sod is ready to be mowed for the first time after installation?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wait as long as possible before mowing your newly sodded lawn for the first time. Generally, about 6-8 weeks after sodding is sufficient or allow the grass to grow up to 1/3 higher then its normal height before cutting. It is a good idea to let the grass grow at least 3 inches tall; 4 is better. For that first mowing, take just a little off the top and come back 2 or 3 days later and take it down to two inches.

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Asked by mikevela on June 18, 2011
Laying Sod

Can you double layer sod (sod on top of first layer of sod)?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The second layer of sod will have a hard time developing roots through the first layer of sod. While it is possible, it will make it more likely the new layer of sod will fail.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 26, 2011
Care for New Sod

I just purchased a place with new sod that is 25 days old. It is full of weeds. How soon can I spray and fertilize it?

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