Dead Spots in Lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Acres, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a call yesterday about a lady having small dead spots in her front yard. I live in Kansas and can't think of anything that would have caused this already this year. I think it must have been something last fall or maybe some places that died because we had such a dry summer last year. If anyone has any idea of what might of caused this or what I should be looking for when I go over there that would be great. Thanks
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    dog **** will!!:D
  3. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 749

    Is snow mold a possibility that far down?
  4. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 173

    The two previous responses could be correct. Also check to see
    if snow was piled up in the areas damaged. If they salted drives,
    walks, etc., the salt could cause damage. You would really notice this as everything is turning green!
  5. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,627

    What type grass and what's the approx dia of the spots.
  6. Buba

    Buba LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 93

  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    Grubs are not usually random small spots.

    I vote for dog pee #1, patch disease #2.
  8. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have to disagree...Grubs do in fact cause small sporatic dead spots..It depends on how well it was treated. I live in New England and it is pretty common after a dry summer. It might not be the case in your neck of the woods. Worth a look though.
  9. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    :) White grubs from the Japanese beetles or the june or may will leave dead spots about 6" to 8" in diameter, a little Pyrethrum insecticide will do a number on those buggers,,,,still can't rule out the old dogie urine.......Marks Mowing Service
  10. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    thanks you two for correcting me, ill keep a closer eye out.

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