brown patch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRO CARE LAWN MAINT., May 13, 2004.

  1. PRO CARE LAWN MAINT.

    PRO CARE LAWN MAINT. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    need some help.
    starting to see brown patches in some yards, how do i combat it?
    any help will be greatly apprieciated.
    steve
     
  2. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    How about posting a picture of it and supply more information like what type of grass and so on.
     
  3. PRO CARE LAWN MAINT.

    PRO CARE LAWN MAINT. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    it is tall fescue, very deep green 95% of lawn, but the patches, they werent there last week.
    steve
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Do they look like this? This is what happens when a homeowner applies Roundup to a nice lawn.

    mvc-092s.jpg
     
  5. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Do they have dogs?

    A dogs urine is high in nitrogen and will leave burn spots on the lawn.
     
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Hard to tell if its dogs or the homeowner played lawn guy and sprayed roundup on his weeds.
     
  7. KY GRASSLANDS

    KY GRASSLANDS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I kinda doubt it's brown patch you usally dont see this until summer time. It's a little early yet. Kinda agree with the others. Since you said tall fescue dark green and it's not a Blue grass lawn maybe excessive nitogen might be a problem maybe spilled a little. Then again this is merely a guess.
     
  8. PRO CARE LAWN MAINT.

    PRO CARE LAWN MAINT. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    here in nc, we have been having warmer than usual morning temps and muggier climate, several other lco's are seeing this. what is the best method to help with this problem.
    steve
     
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

  10. walk behind

    walk behind LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    looks like dog urine, especially since the spots are fairly close together, dogs will tend to "go" near where they have gone before.......
     

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