Not greening up at all - fungus?

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Not greening up at all - fungus?

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I reno'd my front yard with 100% Bluebank KBG last fall and had a nice result. This Spring I have just not seen any appreciable green-up and am getting a little worried.

So far I have done the following:

3/26 Prodiamine at 5g/1000

4/3 .25 N/1K via AMS (with double the water I normally use)

4/5 2 lbs of SOP/1K

Weather station data near me (LINK) does not seem to show weather conducive to fungal growth but maybe I missed damage going into winter?

Here is where I'm at today:

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Some of the really brown pieces in this are pine needles that are ~1" in length.
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Should I hit this with a higher N dose?
Prop/Azoxy at curative?
Breakout the SunJoe Dethatcher?

I'm a bit lost right now.

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Re: Not greening up at all - fungus?

Post by cleohioturf »

has it been more wet or dry for you? To me it looks like it just isnt fully awake. I have 0.75 LB N/1k down so far, you could probably get away with more since you just did this last fall. How much N did you get down after you renovated?

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@cleohioturf moisture has been kind of back and forth. In March we would have three or four days of rain and then no rain for two weeks. This week though we we're going to be consistently wet for at least six or seven days.

I was able to get about .75 lbs of N down after seeding. All N applied via spoon-feeding with AMS.

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Patience. KBG, especially certain cultivars can be frustratingly slow to green up. My backyard is primarily midnight and it takes FOREVER. Looks like bluebank is in the same boat. Check out page 36 and 37 of the NTEP trial. Bust rest assured, you will be loving it soon enough.

https://www.ntep.org/data/kb11/kb11_17-9/kb11_17-9.pdf

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@gm560 I do see where the area nearest the walkway greened up more quickly along with the area over the septic tank cover likely due to being a little warmer. But I would think that the area next to the driveway would follow that logic but it hasn't.

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Post by Jgourley124 »

Give it time, here in NJ we are seeing nice days but still cold nights. My 5 day soil temp average in south NJ is still only 55, the grass is just starting to wake up for me.

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Post by bf7 »

I don't think you should be worried. Ryan Knorr renovated part of his yard with Bluebank a couple of years ago. In this video he says the spring after the reno it was very slow to green up. But this year, it looks great in early spring. Start watching at 7:10.


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Post by Hawkeye_311 »

My KGB didn't really take off this year until we got 4-5 days of straight sunshine in a row.

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Post by M32075 »

Still early in the game a cool spring in the North East it looks fine to me still not fully awake. Be patient it will pop
Front Hancock PRG ,summer tall fescue mix. Backyard zoysia and cool season mix.

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Re: Not greening up at all - fungus?

Post by JerseyGreens »

Don't be concerned!!

Check out my pics of BlueBank after my first mow - I have lots of similar green and yellow hues throughout.

With the rain this week it will help wake it up.

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Post by Lust4Lawn »

Thanks, everybody. This is my first monostand and I guess the fool's spring claimed me as it's victim.

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Post by Joy83 »

Hey man Im in bergen county too. Just did a Reno last fall with Mazama, Bluebank and Bewitched. My lawn still hasnt awoken yet either but I havent put down Fert yet. Gonna give it a week or so

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Re: Not greening up at all - fungus?

Post by JerseyGreens »

You can do a dethatch once things dry out. I did that and I believed it helped.

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