Need Opinion on Problem Lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can anyone give me insight on what is wrong with this lawn? I've been doing a regular chemical program and reseeding in the fall for the past few years. I also do several neighbors' lawns, which do not have this problem.

    Thanks,
    Henry

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  2. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
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    Did you do a soil test?
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Certainly looks like heat/drought stress to me. Wondering too if the lawn was mowing during stress. I can kinda see straight patterns of brown in the first picture??
     
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Looks like heat/drought stress to me. First pic kinda shows straight lines of brown.
     
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
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    that happens to fescue in the summer. i'm guessing you may be in the south as I am. I bet there is now irrigation or the customer didn't water. Only thing you can do is always cut it as high as you can. I cut my fescue in nc at 3.5 inches and still have that problem.
     
  6. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Local Lesco says it's a bad case of Dollarspot.:confused:
     
  7. what have you been overseeding with?

    Was the seed certified?
     
  8. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been overseeding with Titan II Tall fescue.
     
  9. ok4me2xlr8

    ok4me2xlr8 LawnSite Member
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    I have a someone with the same problem. Is the grass very thin to the touch also???
     
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd be willing to bet that lawn is regularly (often) underwatered. Try 1" ONCE a week. I see that problem all the time.
     

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