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What in the heck happened here?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BLC1, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 714

    No irrigation on the property. That tree stump is dead center of the front lawn. This just happened over the past couple weeks.

    Not sure why the border is green all the way around.

    I'm not sure what happened to the tree but, I think it has been gone for at least a couple years.

    I don't believe the home owner had sprayed anything there.
  2. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Did you just have a major dry spell? I would have guessed the grass died from too much shade from tree but since it wasnt just removed I have no clue except to say lack of water
  3. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 714

    We have had one of the wettest summers I can remember. Outside of one week in the 90's, we have been barely getting into the 80's and rain every few days.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    I don't know. Rainy season here, cool too.
    Suppose a heavy rain washed some chemical out of the stones and into the lawn. It looks like the closer you are to the tree--the worse the grass is affected--except for the ring of green grass around the edge of the stones. What is the elevation and angle of the slope. If something from the stones (even a pre-emergent like Snapshot), got washed out of the stones area...which way would it go as it traveled downhill?
    Is there plastic under the stones? Any sign of tiny yellow granules?

    Why was a perfectly good tree cut down? What kind of tree?
  5. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Sorry but like the dead spot, I am stumped. At least we are coming into a good time of year to repair it. Let us know what you find.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    Grubs? Maybe
  8. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 275

    Have you checked for chinch bug ? Had some serious infestations here.
  9. threepointchamp

    threepointchamp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Anyone saying nutsedge is correct. We are dealing with more than I have ever seen in lawns in one of the wetter summers I can remember. I believe much of it stems from the drought last year.
    We are using a product called Manage/Sedgehammer mixed with a handcan.
  10. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Third picture I need a closer shot of the damage, I'm guessing it may be a pathogen.

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