over fertilization

ger donovan asked 13 years ago

I put away too much fertilizer on my neighbours 30 + year old lawn 10 days ago in dry weather. Now there is highly noticeable yellow patches allover her lawn. What can I do to rectify the situation without having to put top soil mixed with grasseed on patches.It is raining today in Cork today do you think that might help a little?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Plenty of rain will help recovery but most of the damage is probably already done. When the excess ferrtilisere leaches away and watering could be carried out too, some grass seed can be scattered over the damaged areas.

If the first gras seeds sprout and later wither, there is still too much fertiliser salt in the soil, but repeat a couple of weeks and plenty of rain later.