Is something eating my centipede?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cej93, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. cej93

    cej93 LawnSite Member
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    I cut my lawn on Tuesday the 21st and it looked pretty good. Without fail a day or two later it looks like something is eating on it; has a reddish tint to the end of the blades of grass; if it is supposed to be this way it just seems weird. I just bought this place in December and it was sodded with the centipede so I don't know all that much about the grass. I took some pictures today to try to show you guys what I am talking about. It seems a lot of centipede in the area looks like this ??? Thanks for any thoughts or advice.

    Eric

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  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. cej93

    cej93 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, I'll check that out !
     
  4. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes spittle bugs will damage centipede. and i'm not to familar with centipede but down here if a wrong herbicide is used it will produce red/ purple blades of grass... phytotoxicity.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Many types of plants will have a red pigment; if the chlorophyll degrades, the red becomes visible. Dryness followed by wetness might do this.
     

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