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Old 04-13-2006, 04:05 PM
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What the heck is this????

Hey guys, my neighbor has been bugging me about his lawn for years. He wants to figure out what is the problem with his lawn.

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happens EVERY year after winter.
goes away around late may, june
starts to come back around late november
same spot every time, front and back yards
not the whole yard
detached his yard last year
went to lesco.....no help
he fertilizes with lebanon products.

can't think of much else now. here are the pictures...
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
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front yard.....
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
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up close in front yard.....

see the new growth there. happens everywhere. new stuff comes in WITHOUT any overseeding.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:08 PM
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upclose back yard.......


it's white like snow. any ideas?
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:14 PM
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Looks like Zoysia Grass.
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:02 PM
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Yep. That's what it is. My sister just bought a house last year and HALF of her lawn is Zoysia. There is more of a definitive line between that and her other grass. I'll try to get some pics and post them. I'm going to wipe that out and reseed. It's tricky though, because after you spray this, you have to wait and re-treat it again to make sure you got it all (like bentgrass).
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:39 AM
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joe, are you going to round up it, or just scrape the top of the lawn and put new sod? cause that's what i will recommend to him...new sod in the front.

bill, you said "brown".....i hope you meant "white", cause this is how this looks...white.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:15 PM
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Have to spray it. Otherwise, you leave some roots and rhyzome, so inevetibly, some will come back.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:31 PM
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You guy sure this is zoysia? If so, I'm not familar with the cultivar.
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