New grass dying?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LocalTouch, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. LocalTouch

    LocalTouch LawnSite Member
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    We installed a new lawn a while ago. Did everything proper, removed old dead grass, tilled, added top soil, seed, starter fert, watered. Lawn looks great last few weeks. Has been cut 4 or 5 times. About a week and a half after applying scotts turf builder fert, now there is several yellowing spots in the lawn. I dont think over-fertilizing did it, and it has been watered plenty. Any indications of what this might be? Lawn is mostly weed free, and no grubs were noticed when installing lawn.
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Is there any rhyme or reason to the spots???? Could it be overwatering???
  3. LocalTouch

    LocalTouch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    spots are sporatic. not overwatering, just a little each evening.
  4. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Possibly a fungus. You're extending the lawns natural wet period by watering in the evening. Better to water early AM before dew burns off.
  5. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    Lawncare 101...

    Don't water the turf in the evening. It promotes fungus with humid temperatures.

    Lawncare 101...

    Don't renovate a lawn in the middle of the summer. Root system too shallow, root system will dry out and plant will die. You'll probally lose from 50 to 80% of the new turf by fall.
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Stop watering in the evening. Apply a fungicide to stop it from spreading. Rake and spot seed.
  7. seascape

    seascape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Most likely a fungi. Im just south of you here. Red Thread has been a real problem. Ive been growing it out w/ nitrogen but the spots are still visable. I have residentials that havent even kicked the irrigation on yet this year. You may consider stopping the water program all together on that site for a while.

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