What the heck is this????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Smithers, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey guys, my neighbor has been bugging me about his lawn for years. He wants to figure out what is the problem with his lawn.

    symptoms:

    happens EVERY year after winter.
    goes away around late may, june
    starts to come back around late november
    same spot every time, front and back yards
    not the whole yard
    detached his yard last year
    went to lesco.....no help:sleeping: :sleeping:
    he fertilizes with lebanon products.

    can't think of much else now. here are the pictures...

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  2. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    front yard.....

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  3. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    up close in front yard.....

    see the new growth there. happens everywhere. new stuff comes in WITHOUT any overseeding.

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  4. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    back yard........

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  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    upclose back yard.......


    it's white like snow. any ideas?

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  6. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like Zoysia Grass.
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Yep, that's what it is, zoysia grass.
     
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    Nothing is wrong with it thats just the type of grass. It loses its color first in the fall and is the last to come back in the spring.
     
  9. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    zoysa is warm season grass, last thing to turn green in spring and the first thing to go dormant in the fall. it spreads by putting out runners that grow horizontally more than vertically. it will eventually take over the entire lawn but it will take several years!
     
  10. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    are you guys serious? you think it can be this easy? i have never seen that kind grass. also, i know for sure it's last two years...not every year. did you go by how it looks or because i said that it happens every year?
     

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