St Aug questions

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, May 18, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Ok so ive been up and running for 2 months, so far so good. Well some of my lawn are starting to look a little funny. I understand we have had ZERO rain, that might be causing the problem.
    So heres whats going on, Ill try to load pics later.

    #1 A customer has a 10'x10' in the middle of his lawn thats not growing, around it is, but hte spot almost has a red tint to it. Also theres another spot that isnt growing, and it follows my mow line. I mow at 4in no shorter, and ive even raised it.

    #2 Some of my lawns, at the drive way edge are browning up bad, and its about 8in of it all the way up the drive way edge.

    #3 another lawn has spots were the grass has dies and roots are exposed, and its an irregular patteren, but its big 4'x3'. It looks like its been eaten.

    Now, i have some yards that are BEAUTIFUL!! so its almost hit and miss. :dizzy:
  2. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

  3. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Pictures will help, but number 1 I would guess its a phosphorus deficiency, this will somewhat appears in soils when the ph is changing due to lack of rain.

    2+3 my first guess would be grubs, but normally happens around driveways and sidewalks then works its way into the yards. Normally not a problem until 90+ temps pretty steady.
  4. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    That's happening to my lawn. It's the rain...
  5. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    Sounds like chinch bugs, they hate water and love dry St. Augustine. They start at the edges and work their way in. In about 3 weeks they can completely destroy a lawn.

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