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Turf damage on seeded area

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CLC03, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. CLC03

    CLC03 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I received a call from a guy whose backyard was turning brown. Here's the info he gave me. He sodded his from yard in 2003 and seeded the backyard the same year. The front yard looks great, but the back yard is starting to show some brown in several areas and in no particular pattern. I didn't notice any circular pattern or frog-eye spots. We have had alot of rain lately. He also told me that the back yard had some rust early in the season every year. The turf does not come up easily, so I took grubs out of the question. Could it be another pest or is it some for of disease?
  2. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    First question, does he have a female dog? Female dogs, for some drawn out scientific reason have an extreamily high nitrogen count in their urine.This causes a burning out of the lawn in the spot the dog urinated. It may also be brown spot. Or a rock in the soil that killed off the root system. Those would be my first gueses without seeing a picture.
  3. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 368

    Could be annual bluegrass or rye grass dying off,contamination ,second generation sod webworms, stress from critters long gone,compaction , puddling of water,or just plain old scorch,scalping ,some times you have to reseed and see how it goes.
  4. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    no one can tell you anything accurately without at least seeing what it looks like. if it rained a lot lately it could easily be a disease.

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