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Whats doing this?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Mickhippy, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    As you can see in the pic, theres strange things happening to the lawns here lately. Its mainly Bermuda.
    Its the middle of winter here (Australia) and grubs etc are out of season.

    I live in an area thats probably similar to North of Florida or so. We have had some cold nights and even some frosts, but Ive never seen frost damage before!

    Anyway, any ideas?

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  2. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Bermuda going dormant. It always does that tiger stripe thing as it goes dormant.
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Roger is 100% correct...I remember the first time I ever saw bermuda do this...I was like WTF?
  4. gavin478

    gavin478 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I say you've got crop circles, beware!!

    Yeah, It's just the grass going wierdly dormant
  5. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    :dancing: Like from aliens? :dancing:
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Wow! Ok, Ive been cutting grass for over 10 years around here and I NEVER seen it do that before! Maybe due to going dormant very quickly (like shock treatment). We had some very cold mornings (worst on record or something). From low 20'c to -0'c.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Same here, I have never seen that, glad the explanation was a normal one.
  8. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    Middle of winter...I must be confused . I thought everywhere went thru the same cycle's as us in the U.S. So when is your summertime?
  9. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    I thought you were kidding , but in case you aren't , the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere are mirror images - when we got summer , they got winter - when we got fall , they got spring .........
  10. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
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