new sod turned yellow

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Keegan, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,796

    Not sure, I think I have seen something similar when the grass was mowed when it was wet. Fungus invades the cut surface. Not serious. Gone with the next mowing.

    Could be due to the cold also. Some types of dark green Kentucky bluegrass are very slow to green up in spring--I am not so sure about off color in the fall...but deep roots are not present yet.

    Also, you should always ask about the sod harvest and storage conditions--the second batch of sod was fine. The first truckload was potentially stored on the truck too long, as in overnight. Retained on pallets at the sod farm for more than 8 hours. Unloaded at the site, but not laid for 6 to 8 hours. Discuss this with the sod farm; they may not be willing to take the blame--but they have seen it all.
  2. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    I agree 100%...its purdy cut and pun intended. They say a picture says a thousand words and some of the words I see foliage is me I'm too wet...I don't have fungus yet but I know spores are forming...don't hit me with N! and so on...

    A non aquatic plant living in aquatic conditions will surely not survive. Only water when showing signs of drought even from day one. Go spend two weeks in the pool, non stop and see how the tissue on your skin reacts even though you like and need water. Most living things only drink as needed. If someone was trying to make me drink glass, after glass, after glass, after glass eventually ill give you a sign that says.
    Enough efen glasses. You better head the sign or I'm out.

    That's not fungus you see in the foliage but its surly in the the soil.
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  3. ebassett

    ebassett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I'd agree with that too. Sometimes customers saturate their new lawns with too much water. Tell your customer to back off and let their lawn breathe.

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