Disappearing Grass

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  1. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone ever seen this or had it happen?
    Thanks:)
     
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  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    Um, someone stole your stash?
     
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  3. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Water makes up 85% of grass. As it dries it loses water. You could mist it. And turn 3/4 of an ounce into an ounce.
     
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  4. oqueoque

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  5. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lol:laugh::cool2:
    I should have said since it got really cold about three weeks ago it was a thin area already
    Been back two times and each time it's less than last time
    Not recently seeded
     
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  6. oqueoque

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    Rabbits can be a problem, since a lot of other vegetation has disappeared. I stopped planting pansies, because they would chew them down to the ground. There may be other possibilities, but they can be a big problem in winter.

    And I got tired of spraying Liquid fence which did work, but would wash away.
     
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  7. hort101

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    I have rabbit problems too
    They ate a different customer's perennials and annuals Even ate all the new growth of cottage roses killed em:realmad:
    This is a lawn it looks like a bad bosley hair transplant :laughing:a bunch of clump grasses with bare spots in between
     
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  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If no one else presents a reason, you could always get some chicken wire and fence in an area, and in a few weeks see if there is any difference inside the fence and out.

    This time of year I see a lot more rabbits at night. I think they might hide from birds of prey more in the winter, since there is not as many hiding areas. So you might not notice them in the daytime. And there is a lack of food options.
     
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  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's like what ever grass type died off
    It's not crab that's dead along the road sides since the early frost
     
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  10. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My KBG/FF gets pretty darn thin in the shady areas of my lawn just before winter, but comes back nice and thick every spring. Is this happening in shady areas?
     
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