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Old 08-03-2012, 11:32 AM
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Centipede Grass Problem

Hi all.

These pictures are of centipede grass that was sod laid down about 3 months ago. Not sure if these pictures are taken well enough, but there are certain spots in the lawn that are dying it seems. There has been a lot of rain lately so moisture is not a problem.

Could this be Thatch as the lawn clippings are not collected up? If so, what can be done to remedy this? If not thatch, any other ideas?

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Lawn2 by Cantari, on Flickr



Lawn1 by Cantari, on Flickr


Lawn3 by Cantari, on Flickr
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:26 PM
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Was Bolster mixed in with the soil prior to installation? I'v had great success with this product. If not, what fertilizer was used?
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:34 PM
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Bolster was not mixed into the soil.

The fertilizer used was a 32-0-4 a few months after it was laid down.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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Bolster was not mixed into the soil.

The fertilizer used was a 32-0-4 a few months after it was laid down.

32-0-4 is certainly the wrong fertilizer for new sod. I strongly suggest to contact your county extention agent and find out which Professional landscape company he recommends you use, Fire the one you have because they don't have a clue if the are using 32-0-4 on new sod.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for the info Ric
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:32 PM
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I hope this was a homeowner mistake. Things like that happen but a landscaper certainly should know better.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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So do you think the fertilizer is the culprit? If so, just time to heal? Any chance thatch is involved as well?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:50 PM
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Looks like fert burn to me. I'd leave it alone and see what happens. It may come back strong but it will probably be next spring.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for everything Russell
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:45 PM
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spittlebugs?
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