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Old 09-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Teak McGlukes Teak McGlukes is offline
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Unhappy Skinny Grass

I am having an issue with a lawn. In spots, the blades themselves have become quite thin. The size and texture I can only describe as the silk that is in a cob of corn before it's shucked.

It compresses flaat and hard when walked on and doesn't spring back for a long time. I notice that these spots occur in areas right under where the sprinkler usually is. I was thinking that it might be underwatering, but that would be counter intuitive that the spots that get the most water would be the spots where this occurs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teak
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:10 PM
JDiepstra JDiepstra is offline
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Grass that does not spring back up after being stepped on is normally too dry. Well, the soil is too dry.....
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:51 PM
Teak McGlukes Teak McGlukes is offline
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Hmmm...

That's what I thought, but the areas struggling the most are two spots where there is the most water. This is new grass planted about a month ago.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Dr.NewEarth Dr.NewEarth is offline
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How sandy is it? Perhaps it is draining faster around the heads.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:32 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Grass planted about a month ago... young grass does that... did your blend include the fine fescues at all?
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