Spots and how to treat organicly...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, May 12, 2009.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a customer with some spots in his yard. Great looking yard, I am thinking it may be brown patch.

    The spots are up to 6" in diameter as the largest and then they get smaller from there. There are just a couple in the front yard and the back has much more just beyond the driveway and near the back patio. They don't have any green grass in the center, just bleached white dead grass...

    They don't look like it would be something from a mower as they are not wide spread throughout the lawn and they don't seem to follow any pattern that I can think of. They are perfect circles for the most part. I will attempt to have some pictures taken and posted asap.

    NPP to wipe it out and then the bermuda should fill back in?
     
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    HAH! Spring dead spot... thanks anyways...
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    OK, so the turf is dead, so... I take it that the damage is done and the turf will fill back in. From what I have read it doesn't look like it will spread any further from here on out. Anyone else have any history with this disease?
     
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    try some compost tea to keep the fungals in check?????
     
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    compost tea? whats that?
     
  6. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Horse wine, poo juice, dirt squirt, bio-warfare...call it what you want but it is tea that is made out of compost. Dont drink it though!
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ok so your pizzing me off again, AACT is not poo juice, and I have and will drink the stuff i make, no ecoili no plague no monkey disease. maybe you should read up a little before you give AACT a bad rap.............
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    sorry terra, I know what it is, I was just messin with Tree a little...
     
  9. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That seems to happen alot doesnt it. *trucewhiteflag*

    :laugh: gotcha!
     
  10. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dig into the spots with corner of a spade or puncture them several times with a pitch fork. Work into the root zone of the still growing grass by 6" or so. You're aerating and reducing compaction, while cutting a few roots, and rhizomes. That will stimulate new growth to help fill in the spot. Topdress with compost or water in with tea. Water or feed the spots as needed until they fill in. If bigger than a dinner plate you can dig small plugs (bulb digger size) of same turf from a less obvious spot and plant them in the spot.
     

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