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tomswenk16
04-08-2009, 12:58 AM
I am trying to figure out what is causing my lawn to look this way, any ideas? and what to do to help it?
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=143532&stc=1&d=1239163032

M and S Lawn Care
04-08-2009, 01:09 AM
location? grass type? fertilizer? insect and grub control? water? mowing?

tomswenk16
04-08-2009, 01:17 AM
I'm in the Southwest, New Mexico. I'm not sure what type of grass it is. I'm a new homeowner and just learning the ropes on lawncare. I haven't fertilized yet but am going to soon.

MJS
04-08-2009, 01:17 AM
A bigger picture (of the whole lawn) wouldn't hurt. . .
By the way, I'm assuming that your lawn is fescue.

It could be a lot of different things - the ones that immediately came to my mind were
salt damage (ruled out by location), chinch bugs, or (maybe) grubs.

Still, I can't understand why the grass near the sidewalk would be untouched.
Anyone else?

MJS
04-08-2009, 01:19 AM
Could just be drought and compaction, honestly..

M and S Lawn Care
04-08-2009, 01:22 AM
I'd rake it, overseed, and throw some fertilizer down. Keep it watered and I'm sure it'll green up. Make sure you dont use a fertilizer with weed or crabgrass control if you're going to overseed though, as that will prevent the grass seed from germinating.

tomswenk16
04-08-2009, 01:24 AM
Not sure if these pictures will help with discovering what is wrong with the lawn.

MJS
04-08-2009, 01:29 AM
eeyah. . . it definitely looks to me like an insect problem. . .There are almost no roots to that grass. I would overseed and fertilize with starter fertilizer - but keep your eyes open for more of the same symptoms.

jiggz
04-08-2009, 01:36 AM
A bigger picture (of the whole lawn) wouldn't hurt. . .
By the way, I'm assuming that your lawn is fescue.

It could be a lot of different things - the ones that immediately came to my mind were
salt damage (ruled out by location), chinch bugs, or (maybe) grubs.

Still, I can't understand why the grass near the sidewalk would be untouched.
Anyone else?

the grubs got full.. :)

tomswenk16
04-08-2009, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the help, I will try those suggestions and update later with how it looks.

2brothersyardcare
04-08-2009, 07:18 AM
its dead shoot it

lawnangel1
04-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Dylox! Dylox! Dylox! Dylox!

CoupesCuts
04-08-2009, 09:28 AM
Coffee can it, pull up some turf, see what comes up. If there's critters hit it with water first, then Dylox, then water in the Dylox. You got bug problems.

Infinity Landscapes, Inc
04-08-2009, 10:00 AM
probe the ground also to see if you have rock under the lawn. that will cause burning like that.

riverwalklandscaping
04-08-2009, 12:23 PM
looks like buggies