Can you help me i.d. this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvsuper, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    This is in my back yard in places that are in full sun at all times. I think it got so dry that I killed it, However, the grass is still living under the trees. I think it died because it got really dry here, but I am not sure. Can you help me?

  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    This is just a close-up. not a very good shot tho.....

    problem 2.jpg
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I can't tell, the close up to not clear.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    That's what the lawns around me look like if you take most of the green out of the picture.
  5. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    Here's a better one-

  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    looks like a fescue to me, fescue grows in "bunches' too
  7. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    my question was why is it patchy like that?? I think it got so hot and dry here that it died. Anyone else know what this could be?
  8. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    1. Check for grubs or other insect damage.
    2. Possibly disease.

    Doesn't look like drought stress but I could be wrong. I would bet insects are eating at the roots and when you combined that with heat and lack of water.....goodbye grass. The reason you still have clumps of grass here and there is because the grubs just haven't gotten to those yet. The reason under the tree it is still green is because the grass has survived the grubs BUT it hasn't had to fry in the sun all day like the other grass that got the double whammy. Take a round shovel and dig out a 3" square that is about 5" deep. Then slowly sift through the dirt to locate any insects. Identify then read up on any insects and I'll bet you know why your lawn looks like that. Good luck.

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