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4 foot dead spot on the lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Harley & chuki, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Harley & chuki

    Harley & chuki LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 2

    Can I get some suggestions of what could be causing this dead spot on my lawn. It started about a foot in diameter last year, and this year it's about 4-5 feet in diameter in the middle of my lawn. I can e mail you a photo.hvaldez@gvtc.com
  2. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    probly the wrong type of grass, is it a shade grass in a sunny spot?
  3. Harley & chuki

    Harley & chuki LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 2

    negative, is not because of the sun or shade.

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  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Water. It looks like it was holding water and it looks wet behind there to.
  5. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    is that a low spot that holds water? if so you need to fill it in and reseed.
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Looks like a septic tank lid just below the surface.
  7. mak2

    mak2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I think it is a crop circle. OOOps a grass circle. Seen any UFO's? really did you have something there that blocked the sun? Appears to big to be a trash can, too small to be a trampoline. Hummm? It looks perfectly circular, doubt it is fungal, bet it is some sort of human trick.
  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    I agree.A round septic tank.Take a piece of rebar and shove it in the ground.If it's a septic tank,you'll hit the concrete in that area.
    "Poopy" gasses leaching out of the tank will cause that.

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