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Old 04-24-2006, 08:31 PM
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bald spot and future prevention (photos enclosed)

I'm in Oregon Portland and there's plenty of rain for the lawn. However,lately my front lawn developed a dry patch right in the middle and grew in size and this is a brand new lawn that's been put in 11 mos. ago and there's never been a problem before.I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to fix the bald spot and future prevention to this problem.

what caused my lawn to turn spotty bald?





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Old 04-24-2006, 10:03 PM
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Just reseed easy till the turf up with seed and water.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:29 PM
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Whoops

I saw the title of this thread and thought that someone had found a cure for what is happening on my backside of my head. Whoops ... hehe

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Old 04-25-2006, 11:36 AM
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I used to have a spot like that at my old house. It was a smaller spot, but looked about the same. I decided to plant a tree right at that spot, 1.)because I wanted a tree in the area, 2.)because I wanted to see what was under the spot.

Sure enough, whoever poured the concrete slab for the back patio had just dumped their excess concrete right in the yard. Instead of digging up the concrete, the builder coverd it over with soil and sodded.

The chunk was about 2' x 2', sitting below the surface a half a foot.

You might down and see if there is anything under the surface.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:45 PM
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Exactly what I was going to say..looks like the spot where maybe the guys that did the rock in the house
dumped their wheel barrow or washed out the cement in that area.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:26 PM
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Thanks for all your suggestions I've gone to Home Depot and Low's and was given the same advice of either loosening the soil and reseed for regrowth of new grass or throwing on a new patch of grass. The problem was assumed to be caused by animal stool or droppings. I wonder how much cost for new patch of grass in that area (about 5X5 sq feet).
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:27 PM
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wouldn't think animal droppings would do that. If anything, I would think it would make it grow greener.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:46 PM
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Has anyone ever spilled a little fertilizer there?

I'd tend to agree it's probably something below the surface though.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:23 PM
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Thanks all of you. I thinks that dead spot on a lawn may be caused by disease or snow mold. Last couple of week, I was adding extra fertilizer and randomly scattering seed on the bad spot and doesn't revive it. The fertilizer made the undamaged lawn extra green and healthy now.

I should start over by digging out the old damage sod first , add new soil and reseed for regrowth of new grass. What do you thinks?

Do you guys know how can I prevent this happen again in the future?
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:55 AM
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Rick
My monitor is horrible, I can't make out some things in your pictures, can you answer a couple questions for me....
What are the dark spots in the middle?
What are the white specks scattered around?
and...
Does the grass pull up easy, like there isn't any root structure?
Finally, does the grass have an oily texture?
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