View Full Version : Lawn Problem

08-09-2008, 03:07 PM
Can Anyone tell me what is going on in this lawn. These pics are of the same yard that I have been taking care of for the last 3 years and now this. Last app was 15-3-7 fert only. I have not done any weed control apps due to the heat. Any help welcome.... The shrub is on the same corner as the area of the lawn that is giving me problems. I am thinking insect problem, Grubs, Or Fungus.??????

08-09-2008, 03:18 PM
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08-09-2008, 03:24 PM
Here are the pics that I have.

08-10-2008, 12:02 AM
Can Anyone help with this????

08-10-2008, 12:09 AM
is it getting irrigation? drip-line?

08-10-2008, 12:35 AM
The shrub might have something called scale. it is ether a bug problem or a fungus

08-10-2008, 08:27 AM
Was any snow piled there in the winter? With salt mixed in with it from the driveway or sidewalk?

Big Wes
08-10-2008, 10:11 AM
The shrub looks like it has shear damage to me. As far as the lawn it looks normal to me this time of the year. Seeding time coming up shortly so it'll straighten out after you overseed it.

08-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Is that a Korean boxwood or Japanese Holly? Slit one of the leaves open and see if it has leaf miners in it.

08-10-2008, 02:14 PM
Shrub looks like Jap. Pittosporium or Burford Holly, check for scale. Lawn looks like disease activity, or poss. grubs. I don't think (from photos) that these two problems are related.

david shumaker
08-10-2008, 02:22 PM
All the yards I do look like that now because it's so dry and hot. They usually green up after it rains and gets cooler.

08-12-2008, 11:50 PM
Yes it is well irrigated. It get water 3 times a week at 25 minutes. The front lawn is on one zone (7 heads) and the rest of the lawn is fine. The shrub is a boxwood. It is not sheer damage as I have been taking care of this house for the past 4 years and it keeps getting worse. No there has not been any snow pilled up there because we have not seen a snow that needed shovels more less salt and plowing. I am pretty sure that I am dealing with a fungus here and that is the route I am going to go with treatment. I know it will not hurt if I treat for fungus and it is not a fungus. I know it is A & O time but the customer is wanting to konw why it is dying out every year for the past 3 years. I can't say as I blam him. Thanks for the help though.

08-15-2008, 06:26 PM
Are there any white spots on the leaves? Have you had a chance to slip a leaf open to see if there are any leaf minors in it? You might have a fungus issue. Is the area damp? You can try eagle or any other fungicide to see how well it works.

08-15-2008, 07:42 PM
Watering 3 times a week and for 25 minutes is a lot unless you are using MP rotors. And the die back looks like it is a low drain area. I think the fungus may be correct.

08-15-2008, 07:50 PM
The other boxwoods are fine. This one is wedged in between the driveway and sidewalk. I think it's burnt from the heat of the rubber mulch and cement, and possibly root bound (I doubt it though). It may be were they pile the snow as well. I think it's definitely location specific.