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cej93
07-24-2009, 09:08 PM
I cut my lawn on Tuesday the 21st and it looked pretty good. Without fail a day or two later it looks like something is eating on it; has a reddish tint to the end of the blades of grass; if it is supposed to be this way it just seems weird. I just bought this place in December and it was sodded with the centipede so I don't know all that much about the grass. I took some pictures today to try to show you guys what I am talking about. It seems a lot of centipede in the area looks like this ??? Thanks for any thoughts or advice.

Eric

Stillwater
07-24-2009, 09:17 PM
go hear to this website

http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/houston/anr/documents/CentipedeGrassTurningRedPurpleorYellow_000.pdf

cej93
07-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Thanks, I'll check that out !

bug-guy
07-25-2009, 09:27 AM
yes spittle bugs will damage centipede. and i'm not to familar with centipede but down here if a wrong herbicide is used it will produce red/ purple blades of grass... phytotoxicity.

RigglePLC
07-25-2009, 10:46 AM
Many types of plants will have a red pigment; if the chlorophyll degrades, the red becomes visible. Dryness followed by wetness might do this.