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Old 03-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Seems sorta odd how just this spot has died off?

FYI: Its RTF.

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Seems sorta odd how just this spot has died off?

FYI: Its RTF.

And what the hell is RTF??????????????????????????????????????????????

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Had the soild tested yet?
No picture? Hard to even guess without one.
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Had the soil tested yet?
No picture? Hard to even guess without one.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Had the soil tested yet?
No picture? Hard to even guess without one.
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And what the hell is RTF??????????????????????????????????????????????
Here's video for your educational purposes.

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Looks like somebody dumped some old gas there.
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Looks like somebody dumped some old gas there.
NOPE!

I'm the only one that mows & cares for my lawn so I know everything that happens to it & when even my dogs pee's on the lawn I pour water on it & he's aways watched while in the front yard.
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Maybe somebody else's dog?
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:37 AM   #10
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Maybe somebody else's dog?
Nope, I have a 6 foot hedge around the yard & fencing behind it & a gate both to keep dogs from doing they're business on my lawn & to keep my dog in, I don't like my dog going on my front lawn either & that's why he is not left unattended in the front yard
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Had the soil tested yet?
No, but I do want to learn how to do that.
I'm planning on getting a tree for the back yard & that's another reason to learn how.
Yet as for the tree, the orangewood tree in the front yard seems to do well.
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Well after watching the educational video,you can just quit worrying about that brown spot,as it will take care of itself,now on to the soil test and the tree.
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Well after watching the educational video,you can just quit worrying about that brown spot,as it will take care of itself,now on to the soil test and the tree.
Ok so how do I do a simple soil test & since I 1st posted this, I'm noticing more patches drying out?!?!

So I stepped up the sprinklers to an additional 2 more minutes now that it heating up in our area..

But I'm starting to worry that I have some sort of lawn virus or infestation?
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What is your fertilizer schedule?


Soil testing: http://soiltest.umass.edu/services
or http://www.loganlabs.com/

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Soil testing.

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