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brown spots. HELP

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbygedd, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    OK, IM BAFFLED. just cut this clients lawn wednesday. looked awesome, picture perfect. get a call this evening, he has brown spots. i go over tonight. sure enough, in only 5 days, the lawn goes from beautiful to potential hell in a couple more days. brown spots, big ones. not circles, but odd shaped perhaps 1 ft wide by 3 ft long. and others 1 ft by 6 inches.the grass here is thin, laying down, brown, and dead. does not pull out real easy, but easy enough, and the roots stay in the ground. ive treated with merit in june, and talstar in july. i know its not any type of insect. a fungus? if i apply bayleton will it stop from spreading?
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    probably dollar spot, hit it with a contact ( daconil) along with a systemic ( bayleton).
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    jed: we were hit with alot of brown patch this past week down in sj. did you check for chinch bugs?
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yes, checked for everything. nothin there, and this , like i said, happened suddenly. 5 days ago it was in great shape.
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    Same happened to my front lawn.

    Last week was extremely humid, week before we had rains like every evening and night.

    I hit it with Bayleton and is improving.

    We are coreing and seeding this week.

    Soils are compacted. Turf is not breathing. All the damn rain colapsed those wonderfull air spaces that are usualy in the soil.

    I laugh at all those that Aerate when they do spring cleanup and not now. Cause it's toooo much work, toooo hot.

    Best is those homeowners that we estimate in the spring tell me that everyone aerates in the spring. Try to educate them and all I get is. It's not needed in the fall, more important in the spring. All I do is scratch my head and hand them a card and tell them to save it. You will be calling me back next spring. Cause you listened and put value into an explanation of a LAZY landscaper. And that you only wanted to pay half the price for fall seeding and your lawn went to junk and they can't correct the problem.

    This happens year after year. And it is amazing how these people react. All during the spring and early summer the homeowner stands out front pounding his chest that he got a better deal than what we offered.

    Then now they see us, they turn around, go inside or go to the back with their heads down low.........

    All I do is smile...........:D
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yea, i put down bayleton this am. its only 1700 sq. ft. so, u dumped the whole 50 lbs on it, figured what the heck
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    :rolleyes: :confused: :rolleyes: :(
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    only kiddin. applied at 3 lbs per k. hope this does it. the nieghbor has it too, in fact, anyone with a sunny lawn has it.
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Sound like brown patch, Bayleton works good I like Compass better. Mix it with iron and bolster for really impressive results.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    what is this liquid iron you guys use? whats the product name, and the dosage, i have to try it.

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