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Tough summer on my grass this year, I have or should I say I had Bluegrass and it took a dive in all the hot days we had here. So, for the first time in my life I have hired someone to work on my yard. I hated to spend the money but I tried to rake up the dead grass yesterday and no freaking way. I did about 7 x 7 square foot patch and thought BS on that. That’s some hard work, I consider myself in pretty good shape (I run about 30 miles a week) but after about and hour I called a guy and he is coming out and vertical cut 2 ways and rake it up haul all my dead grass out and over seed with fescue. I guess I feel a little guilty for not doing it myself, but I also know there are times when you are over your head and help is the only way. Anybody else have the issues this year?
 

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Tough summer on my grass this year, I have or should I say I had Bluegrass and it took a dive in all the hot days we had here. So, for the first time in my life I have hired someone to work on my yard. I hated to spend the money but I tried to rake up the dead grass yesterday and no freaking way. I did about 7 x 7 square foot patch and thought BS on that. That’s some hard work, I consider myself in pretty good shape (I run about 30 miles a week) but after about and hour I called a guy and he is coming out and vertical cut 2 ways and rake it up haul all my dead grass out and over seed with fescue. I guess I feel a little guilty for not doing it myself, but I also know there are times when you are over your head and help is the only way. Anybody else have the issues this year?

Not this year CM, but in the past it's been a problem. As you say a big one. Also to me anything that involves a rake is a back breaker and I too am in good shape. That job humbles me in a hurry.:rolleyes:

The cost is well spent since it may become evident what caused the problem.
Besides draught, grubs and other parasites can literally eat your grass roots leaving your lawn a barren wasteland.

Is bluegrass prominent in your area? It could be that it's not as compatible as others in your clime.
I'm no expert by any means but the fescu you mentioned may be more acclimated.
Good luck with your grass. I understand your feeling and pride of a nice lawn and it's a real bummer when it turns a bit 'sour'.

C.
 
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