identify this dead grass in lawn plz

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncuttinfoo, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is the second year at the same time this is going dormant in the same lawn in the same place, it looks like little tufts that are dying off in one 10' x 3' area.

    dead grass far.jpg

    dead grass close.jpg
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    almost looks like a fine bermuda thats going out with the cooler temps...
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    The pics are hard to go by. Not that I could identify it..but there are fungus's that will do exactly that to turf.(creat tufts near the top)
  4. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    Yep it looks like dead grass.
  5. Daddy Joes Lawn Service

    Daddy Joes Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I got this same problem in one of my customer's yards it looks like cotton balls laying every where.
  6. jhsmith4

    jhsmith4 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 110

    What could this be? A month earlier it was thick and green. Owner thinks its may rider, I mow at 3.50 .Any help? St. Augustine grass

  7. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    That looks like the result of chinch bugs or a fungus.
    look at the grass and if you see little black bugs running up and down the blade of the grass its chinch bugs. They love st augustine
  8. Down2EarthLawns

    Down2EarthLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    Dig a small strip of turf off the top and lift it up. If there are small, silver-backed critters, there chinchin' it.
  9. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    That pic looks like its next to a curb, drive or sidewalk. If this is the only spot then maybe its an exhaust burn? Just throwing out a possibility because we see this all the time.

  10. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    The very first picture looks like bentgrass.

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