New Lawn HELP

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by agm, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    can anyone tell me what is going on with my lawn? It is Kentucky Bluegrass and was layed down about a month ago. It was nice and green for about the first 3 weeks and know this. PLEASE HELP! It went from nice and green to a greyish blue color to yellow to what looks to me like it is dead. I have installed many a lawn but have never had this happen!

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  2. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    Also temperature has been in the mid to upper 90's here.
     
  3. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
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    look for signs of grubs in soil
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is drying out. The bluish color is the tell tale sign. The sod has not rooted enough to go so long between waterings. You need to water more often. Several times a day for short periods until those roots are set deep.

    How well does KBG, a cool season grass, do in NM?
     
  5. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    I have been watering twice a day for about 2 1/2 weeks, then I cut it down to once a day in the morning for 25 minutes. This just started this past Thursday. So I increased my watering to twice a day again and that is when it went to the brownish color thay you see in the pictures. Kentucky Bluegrass does very well here in New Mexico. I have never had any problems with it when installing it for a customer, but now that I installed it in my yard........well I don't know what happened.
     
  6. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    Anyone else have any opinions?
     
  7. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    Anyone else?
     
  8. Dotens

    Dotens Banned
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    Do you have pets?? Could be from them urinating?? But that seems unlikely. Grubs a possibility. We have a problem with red thread here in the north east sometimes in the summer. look for chinch bugs. again here they can be a problem. Don't know though where u are. Sorry not much help.
     
  9. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    We have a dog but she is indoors. Also I am in New Mexico (Albuquerque)
     
  10. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    this is sod not seed, therefore you need to water that sod so that it almost floats away. Don't worry about developing a root system, that will come in time, for now you need to help this survive. I would be handwatering this in the morning till it was soaked , watching it during the day and pounding it at night. This is how we treated new sod on the gc and it always took.
     

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