Brown spots

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kikflip, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. kikflip

    kikflip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have brown patches in most of my non irrigated lawns that I fertilize. Customers seem to think its our service but I can see it in other lawns that we don't maintain. We service Chicago suburbs.

    My thought is its stress from lack of water and poor mowing practices on the properties we don't completely maintain.

  2. BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C

    BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    paint them green.They will never know the difference .. :)

    Welcome to the board !!
  3. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    it could be alot of different things, grubs, chinch bugs, fert burn, lack of water, dog urine, without pics noone can give you any sound advise on what the cause might be
  4. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    dog pee, grubs. could be a couple of things
  5. kikflip

    kikflip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    It's not grubs, dog pee or fert burn because it's on adjacent lawns we do not service. I'm thinking fungal with we do not have as part of our fert service.

    seems to be brought out by the summer heat and drought conditions.
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Whats to say it's not dog pee? The dog could be coming on their property and dumping too being you see it on adjacent properties. I do agree that it could be a fungus though.

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