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Old 10-31-2006, 06:31 PM
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What is happening with my lawn

Was wondering if anyone can tell me what is going on with my lawn. These streaks are only on my hill to the front of the house. The back of the house do not have any streaks at all. I fertilize with the scotts program and I primarily mow perpendicular to the streaks. I have attached photos.

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Old 10-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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Could be irregular fert application. Did you fert in that direction?
Take a soil sample too.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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The streaks are from not overlapping your fertilizer enough or at all. Remember spread from wheel track to wheel track.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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First guess would be you recently fertilized with a broadcast spreader. Either you overlapped too much or not enough. The darker areas are basically "more fertilized". The lighter areas should catch up.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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Looks like not enough overlap on the fert. What type of spreader did you use? Looks like Bluegrass, if it is the lawn might be going into dormacy with cooler temps. I would fertilize opposite pattern of stripes at lighter rate and see what happens. It might not green up if soil temp is to low.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:46 PM
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Boy, we jumped on that one, didn't we?
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:31 PM
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4 members posting at 6:45pm on the same thread. Good stuff, lots of members here willing to give advice and help out.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:51 PM
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yes I am fertilizing in the direction of the streaks, but interesting thing is that in the back of the house I am not getting any streaks so it seems weird that I am screwing up so bad in the front. I was thinking it was a fertilizer issue as well. I am going to put my winterizer in the same direction as my mowing, but that probably won't effect anything at this point. Next year I will change the direction because that is one thing I do differently in the back. In the back I go in the same direction as my mower. Thanks for all the help.

Rob
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:02 PM
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yes I am fertilizing in the direction of the streaks, but interesting thing is that in the back of the house I am not getting any streaks so it seems weird that I am screwing up so bad in the front. I was thinking it was a fertilizer issue as well. I am going to put my winterizer in the same direction as my mowing, but that probably won't effect anything at this point. Next year I will change the direction because that is one thing I do differently in the back. In the back I go in the same direction as my mower. Thanks for all the help.

Rob
Sometimes hills can affect your speed and pattern and you don't realize it. I try to always fertilize parallel to the road just in case I "thin out" a row as well. It's not as obvious from the road.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:09 PM
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Yap! Looks Like the fert.
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