Dead Grass and Palms

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by carbpow, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. the_bug_guy

    the_bug_guy LawnSite Member
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    i am not trying tp pass judgement. just show me the facts where this has ever happened. If chlorine was that strong every woman that was in that pool with dyed hair would be pink, (or green) all the bathing suits would fall apart. enough bad information is passed on the internet. show me proof and i will say im sorry. till then. aint no way.
    if it is fact like i said before since people load chlorine up in a pool all the time this would be a common complaint. I was a pool owner for 27 years and never had it happen here in florida.
     
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't normally answer these WHAT'S WRONG Picture because I am not great with Picture. I like to hear and smell the area as well. But I have to agree with the_bug_guy. Chlorine isn't dripping off the palm trees and if it were The Palm Fronds would be dead also.

    The acreas Add both a privacy factor and shady to a very weak turf area. plus I might be seeing a low spot in front of all the Palms as they line the fence. It is possible the turf was drown with all the Rain this year. That low strip could be holding enough water to inhibit Oxygen up take by the roots.

    I am not saying I am 100% correct with my Dianosis. But I am darn sure Easily Lift is off base on this one.

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  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fun fact. Chlorine is a NATURALLY occurring substance. It is actually a trace element NUTRIENT for plants. That's a fact. Chlorine vapors do not collect and condense. The only time I have ever had chlorine damage was if I got careless and spilled the concentrated mix on the ground. Even then a simple wash down with fresh water prevented any burn. Pressure washing injectors use a very small amount for cleaning. Again a final rinse with fresh water eliminates any problems. This is a disease or insect problem nothing more. Telling a customer this chlorine theory is doing a disservice.:usflag:
     
  5. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was responding to what I believed was a problem caused by chlorine vapor produced by a near by pool. I did not tell the OP's customer what I believed his problem was. I stand by my original opinion and what I told my customer in the past. Since you were not actually at the property in question to examin the soil for insect activity or turf for disease
    I will not accuse you of a disservice to the OP's customer.
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  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I stated facts. I don't see where I mentioned names.
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  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    When all else fails....blame the pool guy!
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    POOL PROBLEM TO WATCH FOR

    Chlorine vapor causing problems seem very unlikely to me and after 20 years in the Green Industry I have never seen any chlorine vapor damage.

    However POOL OVER FLOW can cause problems in the rain season. Pool Over has both Chlorine and Acid. Symptoms are thinning turf with a Orange hue on the Blades of the Grass. Once you realize what you are seeing it will be an automatic diagnosis the next time.

    Best Cure for a Bad Pool Over Flow Problem is a French Drain connected to the Pool Over Flow outlet.

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  9. holmesgts

    holmesgts LawnSite Member
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    Have you checked for ground pearl? I know that empire zosia is showing some resistance, however, not completely. Is ground pearl a problem in your area?
     

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