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Old 07-13-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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What's going on with this lawn?


Please help me identify what is going on with this lawn. It gets watered 2-3 times a week now. It had 3 applications out of 6 so far and we did put Milorganite 3 weeks ago.

These brown patches have been visible for the past 4-5 weeks now I believe and getting bigger as we get more sunny days.

Location is Wayne, NJ (Northern NJ)
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: What's going on with this lawn?


Get a round shovel and dig down a foot in a 3/4 circle and lift up....to see what is going on with roots, grubs, critters, etc.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #3
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this this help? I've never De-thatched
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Re: What's going on with this lawn?


Try looking like Cedrus said, first. Could the grass be two different kinds of grass seed?
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Re: What's going on with this lawn?


So, folks, everyone who said it's fungus is correct. :-)
I had a lawn care company come out this morning to look at the lawn. The guy did confirm fungicide and some dollar spots.

His treatment plan;
Suggested to not use fungicide. Note that this company's name has the word "Organic" in it and they do get a ton of great reviews. He said lawn needs more nitrogen (doesn't fungicide has a ton of nitrogen?) and that will fix the fungus issue. Didn't give any guarantees but did say I should give it 2-3 weeks before it gets better.

So my question is ... why not treat it with fungicide control and cover an entire lawn with it? Or trust them and let them take care of it?

They do 6-8 LIQUID only applications and as he said, by using liquid they don't just open a bag of Scotts and apply, instead, they mix the liquid so that it's appropriate for this time of year and the type of grass. The guy did sound very knowledgeable about trees. :-)

P.S. For about $87/application times 7-8 per season, unlike my current lawn cutting guy who charges $75/per, they also do weed and crab grass spraying.
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