dead grass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tahufford61, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. tahufford61

    tahufford61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I was just wondering if anyone would happen to know why, there are dead patches of grass in a lawn that I am going to be mowing. Some of the grass is nice and green and then there are spots of dead grass ranging in different sizes of spots. Please help if you have any ideas, or if one of you might have had this kind of problem also.

  2. trackgimp

    trackgimp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Female dogs wreak havoc on lawns. They may be man's best friend but not so great for lawns.

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  3. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    possibly grubs
  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Dead or dormant?

    Did you ask the owner if he tried to use any chemicals?

    The dog is a possibility. So are the grubs/insects. Pull at the dead turf. Dig in it. See what you find.
  5. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Dead or does it look burnt? Maybe red thread? just a guess on my part.
  6. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    If the spots are big, I'd say grubs.
  7. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    If its a female dog tell the customer to put a couple of tablespoons of tomato juice in the dogs food. The dogs love it. My wife was told this from a friend who swears by it. We tried it and it seems to work. We have two female dogs.
  8. chopsticks33

    chopsticks33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    do the spots look like this??

  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Need some good pics if you can get 1st urine.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    female dog, that is.

    second-best guess: Zoysia grass.
    Here's not the best close-up, but it's pretty accurate:

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