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Old 08-21-2013, 09:18 PM
andyslawncare andyslawncare is offline
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Disease or dead stems?

New sod 4 weeks old, 1 cut, lots of rain. Customer was overwatering after install that the pool company did. I'm going tomorrow to check for insects, and/or fungus and to fertilize. She sent me the photo attached.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:54 PM
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That's bermuda, right. Look at the gap's in the sod. It got too dry to begin with. It look's like there is shade in that picture, bermuda need's all the sunlight and air movement it can get, it doesn't handle shade well at all. What kind of soil is that sitting on? That might have something to do with that look. I don't see anything that look's like disease, and bermuda has very few disease problem's anyway. It should be fine if there is enough sunlight, just give it some time, though this might mean next spring. Just don't fertilize while that grass is under stress.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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If I were a betting man I would say its probably on crappy backfill dirt
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:30 AM
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I'd bet on one cut in four weeks and more than 1/3 of the plant was cut. It's more than likely just 'stemmy'.
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