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tires leave dead tracks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by desert rose gardening, May 27, 2005.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I went to look at a job and there is a patch about 3' by 3' that is dead and who ever was doing the grass before their mower left tracks from the 3' by 3' spot that made it look like a tic tack toe grid. There was dead tracks about 3 or 4 feet from the edge of the dead spot. Anybody know what it could be? The grass type is a mix of everything.
  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Someone spilled somrthing....everytime they rolled through it, it sprad it on the wheels. My guess would be the perverbial "fueling up" while parked on the lawn....always smart move.
  4. hustlerdealer

    hustlerdealer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    i had an issue once before where one of my customers had a fungus on there lawn. without knowing we spread it to several yards. the fungus was growing in neat little rows, right in our tracks a week later. it was time to call tru-green :realmad:
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    never ever call tru-green unless you are calling them a bad name.

    someone anyone else will do a better job.
  6. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    How dry is it there? If it is dry and the lawn is stressed you can kill the grass by rolling over it.
  7. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: exactly, if its dry this will add to the strees of the lawn, it will go away with enough water, it was so dry here once that when we spread our insecticide the spreader actually stressed the lawn. tony
  8. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Thanx for the help guys! After reading the posts Im sure it was from the dry spell we had out here recently. Wow, I actually learned something on this site!
  9. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    If it has been very dry has it been hot also? In my area if it is hot and in a newer subdivision what happens is sometimes when the contractors "make the yard" they have a lot of rock just under the surface of the turf and what can happen is if you run a w/b over these areas when it is hot out the roots will die out because the rocks have heated up the soil and dried out the soil so you may be leaving tracks that way. Just a thought.

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