dead grass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tahufford61, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. tahufford61

    tahufford61 LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering if anyone would happen to know why, there are dead patches of grass in a lawn that I am going to be mowing. Some of the grass is nice and green and then there are spots of dead grass ranging in different sizes of spots. Please help if you have any ideas, or if one of you might have had this kind of problem also.


    Thanks
     
  2. trackgimp

    trackgimp LawnSite Member
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    Female dogs wreak havoc on lawns. They may be man's best friend but not so great for lawns.

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  3. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    possibly grubs
     
  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dead or dormant?

    Did you ask the owner if he tried to use any chemicals?

    The dog is a possibility. So are the grubs/insects. Pull at the dead turf. Dig in it. See what you find.
     
  5. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dead or does it look burnt? Maybe red thread? just a guess on my part.
     
  6. GMLAWNCAREPLUS.com

    GMLAWNCAREPLUS.com LawnSite Member
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    If the spots are big, I'd say grubs.
     
  7. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
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    If its a female dog tell the customer to put a couple of tablespoons of tomato juice in the dogs food. The dogs love it. My wife was told this from a friend who swears by it. We tried it and it seems to work. We have two female dogs.
     
  8. chopsticks33

    chopsticks33 LawnSite Member
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    do the spots look like this??

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  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Need some good pics if you can get them..my 1st guess..dog urine.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    female dog, that is.

    second-best guess: Zoysia grass.
    Here's not the best close-up, but it's pretty accurate: http://www.donnan.com/images/ZoysiaBrown.jpg
     

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