Kill Off Grass Roots Question

Cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue & Rye
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Kill Off Grass Roots Question

Post by krusej23 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:51 pm

I was just thinking tonight about how I killed off most of my front yard last fall and seeded it again. What I was thinking about was what happens to the roots of the grass plants that have died? I know eventually they will break down into the soil and become nutrients for the new plants but how long do you think that takes and do you think all of those roots inhibit the new roots at all?

That's it for my weird thinking for the night.

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Re: Kill Off Grass Roots Question

Post by Green » Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm

Not crazy. There are complex processes with the roots, microbes, Nitrogen, etc. Hopefully someone will explain it all here.
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