Skinny Grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Teak McGlukes, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Teak McGlukes

    Teak McGlukes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am having an issue with a lawn. In spots, the blades themselves have become quite thin. The size and texture I can only describe as the silk that is in a cob of corn before it's shucked.

    It compresses flaat and hard when walked on and doesn't spring back for a long time. I notice that these spots occur in areas right under where the sprinkler usually is. I was thinking that it might be underwatering, but that would be counter intuitive that the spots that get the most water would be the spots where this occurs.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Grass that does not spring back up after being stepped on is normally too dry. Well, the soil is too dry.....
  3. Teak McGlukes

    Teak McGlukes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    That's what I thought, but the areas struggling the most are two spots where there is the most water. This is new grass planted about a month ago.
  4. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    How sandy is it? Perhaps it is draining faster around the heads.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Grass planted about a month ago... young grass does that... did your blend include the fine fescues at all?

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