Calling all PRO's or anyone who knows anything about brown spots in a lawn.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by kcguy, May 12, 2012.

  1. kcguy

    kcguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    We do have alot of those, Possums and coons running around... Never thought of that either. All I know is it is frustrating......
  2. sprinter

    sprinter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    I'm not an expert, but I wonder if those spots are a little large for a small animal like a coon or possum. Coyote's maybe? Are they in areas where a territorial animal might be marking?
  3. MCVH04

    MCVH04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    The brown spots may be caused by the exhaust of you mower. Zero turns have engines that sit much lower to the ground than standard tractors. If you mow for a while and stop in one spot for a period of time the hot exhaust can burn you lawn if the exhaust is not deflected properly. Also radiant heat from the muffler can cause grass burning if left in the same spot for a period of time. Check to see if these spots are in an area where you may have stopped the mower for a few seconds.

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