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Old 08-25-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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What might be happening to my lawn?


IN summer the grass usually goes dormant because of no rain and excessive heat but this summer was mild as far as that goes and temperatures have been most in the 70s for a high.

I started noticing this in the back yard a few weeks ago and I fertilized it but that has not helped.

Any ideas what could be going on? 8 year old lawn, no previous issues.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:15 PM   #2
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Depending on the type of tree that is, it could be grubs, but not necessarily. Rather than more fertilizer (as you are obviously fertilizing dirt) try to overseed it with one of the grass "mats" like https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardens-...2198/307461212
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:19 PM   #3
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It's an autumn blaze maple, have 2 more of them in the yard without any issue.

If I were to reseed, wouldn't the grubs just kill that too?
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Use a shovel and dig down 8 or 10" and check the soil. The grubs will be pretty evident. They eat the roots of your grass and anything else you have planted, like flowers. One sure way of getting it going is to take about 3 soil samples to your local county extension service and have them analyze it for you. If nutrients are needed they can tell you.
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You say the temperatures have not been high but how has the rain been? Tress can absorb water the grass would like to have....
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I would suspect insect. Could be grubs, but if you have a lot of grubs, you will commonly also have ground animals digging up your lawn to get to them. Dig to check, as suggested. Could be Sod Webworm, could be Chinch bugs. Have you seen birds congregating to that area, or moths ?

They say don't fertilize a stressed lawn.
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