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Old 06-28-2013, 03:28 PM
shaker31280 shaker31280 is offline
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Help my Grass is dieing!!!

All,

So I maintain my lawn myself, and this is what I have done this year.

4/25 - Scotts Fertilizer with Crab Grass Preventor
5/10 - Ortho Bug-B-Gone
5/29 - Scotts Weed & Feed

I water every morning at 6am.

My lawn was growing perfect and green. Now it is starting to die all over the place.

I am not sure what to do. I called Lawn Doctor but they wouldnt speak with me they just dropped off an estimate, not saying anything about what I had other then red thread which I am not sure as I dont see any 'red threads' like in pictures at all. I really think the guy just checked off boxes and left.

Anyway, I tried mowing the lawn real short and bag, to maybe get some of the dead grass up. Still that had no effect.

Let me know what you think I should do........

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:04 PM
ernieknows ernieknows is offline
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Do not water every day.
The lawn needs one inch a week all at once.
If it rains enough, you do not water.
If you water, do it only once in a week.

You have fertilized, which makes the grass want to grow.
When the grass is actively growing do not cut short.
Bluegrass and fescue do well at 3 inches.

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the watering suggestions.

As for mowing, I mow/mulch once a week at the highest setting on my mower. The only reason I cut it short the one time was to try and pick up some of the dead grass. Then I returned back to the higest setting.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:31 PM
ReddensLawnCare ReddensLawnCare is online now
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Brown patch. Less frequent watering. Less nitrogen as well
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:50 PM
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Thanks. So should I put down Scotts Fungus control? I am guessing not to fertlize since you said less nitrogen. Do I need to replant seed? Or is the grass root and crown still alive just the blades dead?
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:53 PM
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The crown may be alive still. Depends. Yes. Apply fungicide. Don't reseed until fall
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:40 AM
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Does anyone think this is dollar spot or deffinately brown patch? I read and they are so similar from the looks of it
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:09 AM
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I think it is Pythium root rot. You will need to apply a 0-2-1 ratio to recover this turf. You will also need to understand proper irrigation management in terms of when to apply H2O. Do not expect quick recovery if rain is abundant.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:22 AM
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The common thread of most all fungal disease is too much water and too little air in the soil i.e., drainage and soil structure...
Too much N, also plays in the picture with many of the fungal diseases, although there are also fungal diseases that will pop up with too little N...

Get off the Scott's Program and start growing real turf that is healthy...
Note the following:
http://turfdisease.osu.edu/turf-dise...-fertilization
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:50 AM
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yep, number 1 reason i don't do free evaluations right there. good for them for leaving the estimate and running.. lol.

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I am not sure what to do. I called Lawn Doctor but they wouldnt speak with me they just dropped off an estimate, not saying anything about what I had other then red thread which I am not sure as I dont see any 'red threads' like in pictures at all. I really think the guy just checked off boxes and left.

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