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Old 07-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
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Had layed sod at the end of August last year. Took off and looked great. Had a very wet spring, it dried up and had some heat the past few week. It showed some signs of heat stress didn't think much of it. The yard has good drainage so I thought it was just dry. I have a service spray for weeds and fertilize throughout the season. I have been watering the past week for about 1 hr. Every evening. The grass has progressively gotten worse and looks like I sprayed it with Round-Up. I was thinking I had grubs or a disease. I cant find any Beatles or grubs. So I'm thinking a disease so I called my lawn service to diagnose and treat with some antifungal or whatever it needs. See there response below. Is this off base or no? Just about lost it on there customer service.

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Old 07-25-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Translated to English, the note says "I don't have a freakin clue whats wrong".

First, watering is best done in the morning. Watering in the evening keeps the grass wet all night, and can help fungus grow. Also, rule of thumb is about 1" - 2" of water per week. I can understand your desire to irrigate a brown lawn, but an hour per day might be too much.

Posts some photos of the lawn please, both up and far away.

As far as remedy, its possible that it will green up on its own like the guy said, but I have Scotts book of Lawns, and for every fungus/disease/weed, they have some method for immediate control. You might want to pick it up - available everywhere, probably your Home Depot. But be warned that to a layman like you or me, all the photos tend to look like either "good grass" or "bad grass".
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:45 AM   #5
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In the last photo, towards the top, I think I am seeing a nice straight line between brown grass and green grass at the property line with your neighbor. I would expect this makes disease or insects less likely as the primary cause. Also, I am seeing a lot of damage between the sidewalk and the curb -- the concrete hold heat and can put a lot of stress on the grass on hot sunny weather. Where I see shade right now, grass is doing better.

I think it could be just heat/drought stress on a newer, poorly established lawn. If you put down the sod last summer/fall, I would have thought that by now the grass and roots would be well established. Maybe the sod was not rolled or tamped into the soil very well. Maybe, with all the rain this year, the root system was never encouraged to grow deep into the earth.
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I was kind of thinking it was a combination of a disease then the heat hitting. The neighbors have lived there for about 8yrs. They seeded I'm sure there soil is way more compacted . We brought in alot of topsoil. Waiting for a call back from the lawn service manager. I may get in contact with the sod farm he may know if it is just heat stress or a disease.

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Same problem, yours probably watering at dark with hot nights lately.
https://www.diychatroom.com/f16/can-...lowing-663773/



Nik actually gave a good link to the sod farm I get my supplies from
http://www.centralsodil.com/lawn-problems-brown-patches
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:22 AM   #8
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Faced with heat/drought conditions, grass will go dormant before it it starts to die. Dormant and dead basically looks the same, so there is still some (???) hope. Although, if you have been watering it for a week, I would have thought it would be greening up again by now.

Talking to the sod farm manager would be a good idea.
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Looking at the roots in the first picture makes me think it's a disease

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@spitz1234 , nice to meet you!

Sorry to hear of your troubles. I concur with what the others say, and suggest you go out to the grass and tug on it gently in the brown places to see if it's still rooted in. If so, it might recover. If it just yanks out rootless or rotted, you have dead areas; try about a dozen or so different places, as you may have places rooted in as well as dead places.

How hot did it get for you? We've been having 100+ out here for a while, but it's different.

Try it and let us know what you find.
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I posted a similar question about a week ago.

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See post #13 from Nik333. I think it's a fungal disease called "summer patch". Click the link she provided for more info.
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One of these should do something

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Seeing some improvement after the fungiside and bug killer. Been watering about 15-20min in the morning before work.

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Seeing some improvement after the fungiside and bug killer. Been watering about 15-20min in the morning before work.

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