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Old 10-29-2008, 12:13 AM
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So, What Happened Here ????

This is a good one for you guys.

I got a call from a customer last year. She didn't know why her perennial garden was dieing in the span of a week. Ultimately it killed close to $1500 worth of plants.

Just from the pics, can anyone identify what the problem was. Ask as many questions about the situation as you like.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:21 AM
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I am going to say either from round-up, or from the lawn treatments....
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:51 AM
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I am going to say either from round-up, or from the lawn treatments....
That was my first guess initially, but no chemicals were applied.

1st Hint: It wasn't chemical damage
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:28 AM
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That was my first guess initially, but no chemicals were applied.

1st Hint: It wasn't chemical damage
ok ill bite is it fall and the hostas are going night night
or are they drown from 2 much water
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:25 AM
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i thought chemicals at first too but now i say bugs or should i say grubs or urine
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:50 AM
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The home owner is pouring some household item in those areas.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:16 AM
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That was my first guess initially, but no chemicals were applied.
If I had a dollar for everytime I've heard that from a customer .
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 AM
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Looks like no water, maybe the roof line hangs over the beds, and the canopy of the tree/ root system is not letting enough h2o to the plants?
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:02 AM
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Not chemical? Then what killed the GRASS like that? Grass just dosn't die like that. SOmeone is not getting the whole truth, me thinks.

Looks like something like a soil sterilant was used as a weed killer in the beds, perhaps to kill the grass that was growing in them, add water = leaching, and presto, dead plants. There are some products on the market for the homeowner, like ortho ground clear, that is a sterilant.

Now, other than the grass obviously being burned and dead, it IS fall, and most perennials do die back this time of the year... Also the exposed soil I can see in a couple of the pics looks dry as a bone.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:53 AM
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Was the owner using greywater, something like the stuff that comes out of your washing machine? We have some really green people around here who like doing stuff like that...

But my first guess would have been roundup of something like that.
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