Centipede Grass Problem

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by cantari, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. cantari

    cantari LawnSite Member
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    Hi all.

    These pictures are of centipede grass that was sod laid down about 3 months ago. Not sure if these pictures are taken well enough, but there are certain spots in the lawn that are dying it seems. There has been a lot of rain lately so moisture is not a problem.

    Could this be Thatch as the lawn clippings are not collected up? If so, what can be done to remedy this? If not thatch, any other ideas?

    Thanks a lot

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    Lawn2 by Cantari, on Flickr


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    Lawn1 by Cantari, on Flickr

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    Lawn3 by Cantari, on Flickr
     
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Was Bolster mixed in with the soil prior to installation? I'v had great success with this product. If not, what fertilizer was used?
     
  3. cantari

    cantari LawnSite Member
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    Bolster was not mixed into the soil.

    The fertilizer used was a 32-0-4 a few months after it was laid down.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    32-0-4 is certainly the wrong fertilizer for new sod. I strongly suggest to contact your county extention agent and find out which Professional landscape company he recommends you use, Fire the one you have because they don't have a clue if the are using 32-0-4 on new sod.
     
  5. cantari

    cantari LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info Ric
     
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hope this was a homeowner mistake. Things like that happen but a landscaper certainly should know better.
     
  7. cantari

    cantari LawnSite Member
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    So do you think the fertilizer is the culprit? If so, just time to heal? Any chance thatch is involved as well?
     
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like fert burn to me. I'd leave it alone and see what happens. It may come back strong but it will probably be next spring.
     
  9. cantari

    cantari LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for everything Russell
     
  10. AllBrad

    AllBrad LawnSite Member
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    spittlebugs?
     

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