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bob
08-10-2002, 02:09 PM
A. A map of Austraila - (hi Karl)
B. A crop circle
C. Elephant urine spot
D. Chemlawns finest work.

TLS
08-10-2002, 02:21 PM
Hey Bob,

If it wasn't for the dark green surrounding the "burn" I'd have to say that it may have been the LCO I saw the other day pouring gas in his string trimmer in the front yard of a lawn !!! :eek:

Of course, with as brown as the lawns are here, this or any other type of burn would be difficult to notice!

Keith
08-10-2002, 02:34 PM
I'm gonna go with D :D

rodfather
08-10-2002, 02:44 PM
I agree with Keith...D is my final answer.

lawnkid
08-10-2002, 04:33 PM
I would agrre that it is D. Lokks like they tryed to cover it up to with piant but they must have ran out. J/k I've never seen a green spot around a dead spot like that:D

Runner
08-12-2002, 12:53 PM
Classic case of Nitrogen burn. The dark green around the edges is where it dilluted enough to not burn, but has it's exagerrated effect on the soil.

m&m
08-12-2002, 12:55 PM
is that ur final answer?.....i agree with d.......nitrogen burn

MJStrain
08-12-2002, 01:05 PM
I'm going with the alien theory...:D :D :blob2:

nova385
08-12-2002, 02:50 PM
bad crop circle @ 10,000 feet

the point man
08-12-2002, 08:20 PM
The dark green around the perimeter of the burn is consistent
with a urine burn from a female dog.

Vibe Ray
08-12-2002, 09:19 PM
My answer was going to be (b4 I read them, so I'm not copying) a combination of Runner's and The Point Man's response.

Nitrogen burn. Dark edges exist cuz da "N" dilutes--no burn, but stronger concentration than surrounding grass. Urine contains "N". It could be D, but my final answer is C!

Art Stubbs handy 58
08-12-2002, 10:30 PM
It also looks like what they call a Fairy ring. We have had a bad out brake of this fungus in Iowa, I had to take pics and take to my good friend at my local nursery to identify. I was searching on the net the other day and found some info on it. I'll have to look up the site and will post later, sorry can't remenber had one too many brewskes this weekend...... They say the rings can be anywhere from 2ft to 20ft round.. Might want to take pic to your nursery and see what they think.... Good luck in your search.....

plymouthvaliant73
08-13-2002, 01:11 AM
It's the guy from the church.

awm
08-13-2002, 03:19 PM
the green on thew edges indicate ,nitrogen burn ,to me. so i guess d.
guy must have filled his chemical tank on that spot.
by the way if u guys have an accident
with the spreader, a wet dry vac or vac
unit on some blowers can avoid ,the damage.

MJStrain
08-14-2002, 01:21 PM
I'm still leaning towards the Alien Theory...however, I may be willing to ponder the possibility of a urine stain from a Mog (Mar's version of a female dog).:D

lawnboy87
08-14-2002, 03:03 PM
Whatever it is, it looks pretty harsh. Done anything bad to the neighbors lately?

TurfGuyTX
08-14-2002, 06:51 PM
nitrogen burn no doubt. I agree, if any of you have a chemical spill, the quicker the clean-up, the less chance of damage. I hope you guys suffering from the drought get some rain soon.

Carolina Classic
08-15-2002, 10:27 PM
I have to agree with fairy ring. With the lack of rain. And with a abundence of organic matter in the soil, heat. More of this fungis is appearing. I recomend punching holes in the ring and putting down large amount of water.

Vibe Ray
08-15-2002, 10:28 PM
I thought fairy rings had mushrooms?

Carolina Classic
08-15-2002, 10:40 PM
I think it has to do with the amount of organic matter in the soil. that determines wether or not the mushrooms appear.

southside
08-16-2002, 10:14 AM
I was gonna go with the map of Australia. :)

SLS
08-16-2002, 11:35 AM
It's Elvis!

He sure has changed in the last 25 years, eh?

KenH
08-16-2002, 01:34 PM
Fairy rings are almost perfectly round.

Vibe Ray
08-16-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by KenH
Fairy rings are almost perfectly round.

This is true...good point

Art Stubbs handy 58
08-17-2002, 03:42 AM
This is true about being more round, but after being abducted by the Aliens, I'm sure it scared the wholy SHI* out of the little fairy. :alien: lol........Then I would agree w/southside.......

Vibe Ray
11-25-2002, 12:21 AM
Bob, why haven't you told us what it is yet?!

Runner
11-25-2002, 01:07 AM
It's definitely not fairy ring. Not only is fairy ring almost perfectly round, but with fairy ring, the loop is NEVER closed. Two characteristics. The loops are never closed, and they never cross into one another. In other words, you'll never see them overlap. ;)

JimLewis
11-25-2002, 02:20 AM
Classic case of Nitrogen burn. The dark green around the edges is where it dilluted enough to not burn, but has it's exagerrated effect on the soil. The dark green around the perimeter of the burn is consistent I totally agree with these two statements. It's definitely nitrogen burn. The darker green areas on the outside came from where the nitrogen was strong, but not too strong. Typically, though, I see this around dog TURDS, not urine. Urine stains (like the ones my dog does all the time) don't have dark green stains around the outside. They are just yellow patches.

I'd bet some big $ that it's from a dog turd that sat there for a week or so and was then removed, leaving that stain.

Sooners
11-25-2002, 02:42 AM
It's not an alien invasion because there are no dead cattle lying around. Personally I think it is a sillouhette of a Scottish Terrier.

Tony Harrell
11-25-2002, 06:41 AM
Nitrogen burn. Fairy rings can get bigger than 20 feet, start out as a small circle and then deform because of obstructions, grow larger in an ever increasing outward movement, mushrooms appear certain times of year depending on temperature and humidity, mushrooms are the "flower" of the fungus underground. Oh yeah, it's a $$$+PITA to try to fix so don't bother.