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Grass dies off every year

hi. Looking for help.  Planting new lawn again. I live in Wisconsin and lawn is in a shady area.  I planted the last 2yrs and grass came in great.  Then about the end of July it starts to die off. I may have cut it too low but not sure. It just disappears.  Doesn't change color just gone.  I dragged the yard fertilized and planted.  Should I use a rototiller instead of a drag.  The roots do not seem to go very deep in the soil..  please help this is the third time

thanks for any help

Last edited: 04 April 2017 20:12:43


  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Kbuth, I have clicked on to raise the post back to the top. We in the UK can grow grass in some form or other without trying but Wisconsin? What kind of soil have you what kind of weather and what kind of grass are you trying to grow. My Daughter in Sunnyvale California has tried several times to put a lawn down and failed because of the dry weather and the last year or so water rationing.. I know we do have American's on the board they may have some answers, our climate is so different from yours I would not even try to comment.


  • OnopordumOnopordum Posts: 390

    Some lawn species are very shallow rooted and don't cope well with hot dry summers. You might do better with some American native species which often have deeper, more extensive root systems.

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