Ok answer me this

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by die4irish, May 20, 2013.

  1. die4irish

    die4irish LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 104

    I was mowing my yard saturday and decided to bag the clippings over my leach field since it is really thick there. I would make 1 round and the bagger would be full so I had the kids grab the old lawn tractor with the wagon. FFW to tonight. everywhere I stopped to empty the bags into the wagon the grass has turned brown as in DEAD. Now I have 20 or so perfectly round dead spots in the yard.
    The puzzling thing is only 2 of the 3 blades did this. I went and looked and there is nothing leaking.

    Any guesses as to the cause?
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,649

    Fungus is most likely.
  3. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I second the fungus. Its that time of the year.
  4. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    Not fungus. Doesn't work like that. Can you try to explain a little better and maybe post some pictures. What do you mean only two blades did this
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  5. nortonlawncare

    nortonlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Was it wet grass?
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  6. Mowdawg

    Mowdawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    When you stopped the blades to dump the grass did the deck drop any clumps? I've seen Wright standers and Skagg Vrides do this. If you are not careful you will drive over small clumps compressing them into the ground and choking out small spots of grass.
  7. Joey waid

    Joey waid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I had one of those what the hell is this dead grass from where I stopped. It ended up being my muffler blowing hot air on the grass and burning it.
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    i'm gonna say burnt grass is an option because someone else was talking about that happening in another thread.
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,275

    Not burnt from exhaust?
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    sounds like possibly a gas leak that might be hard to detect, or only happens at certain times like when the blades are running

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