Atlanta Fescue Grass After 3 1/2 Weeks

After 3 1/2 weeks of growing grass in my backyard, we are making some progress.  The problem areas are still problem areas, but they have good reason to be so.  They are starting to fill in but it’s very obvious that  in my situation, the new grass literally only grows from the aerated holes.  Not much going in the areas that may have filled in because of ponding water.  Below is a picture showing the progression over the 3.5 weeks.  It really doesn’t look drastically different from the October 5 shot, but that’s because I mowed it for the first time today.  In most areas it was super thick and getting too tall, so I’m hoping it will continue to fill in.

Here is a shot from a different angle

Here are links to the previous posts documenting this grassy story:

https://carsonmatthewsblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/growing-grass-in-atlanta/ 

https://carsonmatthewsblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/growing-grass-in-atlanta-update-after-two-weeks/

 

 

3 thoughts on “Atlanta Fescue Grass After 3 1/2 Weeks”

  1. Hello Carson – I appreciate these posts about your yard. I’m considering either sodding or planting fescue in my backyard, and it looks like mine has about the same shade as yours. Now that it’s 2016, is there an update? Did the fescue stick around? Any regrets about seeding vs. sodding?

    Great photography by the way.

    1. Thanks Rob, our back yard gets a lot of traffic with a dog and two boys, but yes it has stuck around. I reseed it in the spring and fall each year. The last two years i have been adding a lot of soil to the mixture which has certainly had a positive effect on the grass. It is considerably fuller now and more of it sticks around through the seasonal transitions. If you have the time and enjoy the work, it will certainly save you lots of money to seed it rather than sod it. Here is a picture of what it looks like today. http://www.carsonmatthewsphotography.com/Photography/Backyard-Garden/i-rMFDfXd/A I overseeded it about two weeks ago and it’s filling in nicely where there were some gaps. Thanks for reading my blog!

      1. That looks really nice – very encouraging! I’m really amazed by how green your lawn is.

        I definitely don’t mind the work. Coming from the Houston area, we’re used to St. Augustine grass, which is almost too rough to walk on without shoes!

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