what is this from?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grassman88, May 27, 2011.

  1. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    i am thinking its from to much water its sod i installed 5 weeks ago the people told me they were going to mow it well get a call the other day asking if i can cut it for the first time then they will take over well it was 12" tall and we had a week or rain now it looks like this

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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    They shouldn't have let it get so tall. Probably shocked it or cut all the green out of the blade. Ironite should green it up until it recovers. That's why I always include the first cut in my sod jobs.
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  3. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    im thinking thatch, but not sure. Just cut a lawn that was at least 20" long today. old crapsman cut through it like butter! anyways the lawn i cut had tonnes of thatch build up....could be wrong though
     
  4. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    this pic was taken today i cut it on monday to me it looks like red thread, its not thatch its a new lawn. but wanted to see what other think
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Has it been hot enough for RT? Never seen it in new sod since its usually well fertilized from the farms.
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  6. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    red thread is caused by to much water and moister and its been 80+ the past couple days it rained everyday last week with no sun at all, this week its been hot and humid
     
  7. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    could be shocked from the mowing to as you said
     
  8. bmc1025

    bmc1025 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Red Thread is already starting here. I'm not sure what's going on in your pic though, is this all over the lawn or just in a few areas?
     
  9. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    yea some of my other lawns have red thread and i think its only in a few areas. the problem is this lawn is so small it cost me more in gas to get there then they think they should be paying me to mow it
     

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