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brown patches on lawn???????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landscapingdude, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. landscapingdude

    landscapingdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    the grass is brown(but not all of lawn is brown just some spots)and when i pull the grass it comes off easily is this a disease or insect damage?and HOW CAN I FIX THIS? :angry: :realmad: :cry:
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    When you pulled up the grass did you see grubs or and other type of bugs?
  3. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    You'll have to dig into the soil to probably see the problem...

    It could also be caused by a lack of watering. It's been a warm summer and a lot of times it could just be drought.

    Possibly get a certified technician to look at it.
  4. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    If you can post a picture, the experienced guys on here will probably detect the problem just by the shape and size or the problem. Or can point you in the right direction!

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    If It Comes Up Like A Carpet (sod Pieces) Its Probably Grubs. Dig Around In The Soil In The Location And If You See White Larvae Of Any Size Then There Ya Go Grubs. If Its Just Dead And Pulls Up Easily Seperate From Trhe Roots Then We Start Talking About Cinch Bugs / Sod Webworm And The List Goes On.

    Cut The Bottom Out Of A Coffee Can , Place It Over The Area Affected And Fill With Water. Usually Any Bugs There Will Float To The Surface. Collect Them And Go See The People At The Ag Extension Office For Identification.
  6. burns60

    burns60 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I'd say grubs. And you can usually get them with Liquid Sevin. Then a little extra fert. in that area and maybe get it to cover back before the growing season is over. I've got one that I need to do the same thing for. Thanks for reminding me.
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Few things have been mentioned. Also could be crown rot. It it irrgated turf? Is it on a regular fert program? Any pics? Pest, fung, lack of H2O... what you tell us could be a hundred different problems and a million different solutions to fix your problem.
  8. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    Don't blame it all on the insects, the fungus is bad this year also. What you might have is a disease called brown patch that you have to treat with a fungicide.

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