Whats up with this (dead spots in customers yard)

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ALLPro Landscaping, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is one of my customers, I fertilize only 3 X's this year since they are on a budget, the entire lawn is green and lush except for this one area maybe 15ft X 20ft in the front of the house under an oak tree looks weak and brown, maybe even dead. what do you guys think. take a look at the pics. Thanks

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  2. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    just looks like its dry, stick a shovel in and see if the dirt is wet or dry, my first guess, the roots of the tree will take more water from the grass. even looks like its dry around the tree base as well.
     
  3. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok I will do that but their is a irrigation system in place and I know the heads are in that direction and work, I serviced them at the beginning of the year. Also with all this rain we've gotten? the yard has a lot of trees, and the rest of the yard is beautiful and green
     
  4. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I zoomed in on that last pic, it looks like maybe a moss look under the grass?? is there??
     
  5. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn't notice any, but I will check again on Tuesday, anything else I should look for. If it is moss, should I just add more lime or??
     
  6. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Grubs or Fungi seem to be the problem.
     
  7. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok if its a grub or fungi problem how do I fix it. Thanks for the reply
     
  8. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    so should I just treat the lawn for grubs anyway
     
  10. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    grubs... check for grubs first to make sure u have them.

    http://www.abouteating.com/Grubs.htm
     

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