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Lawn issue

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by Loulou78, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Loulou78

    Loulou78 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi.

    New to the forums. Hello!

    Part of iur lawn has suddenly started to die. No previous issues.

    Any ideas?
     

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    • martin-f

      martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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      Hi welcome to the forum, maybe the roots of that big tree taking all the water in this dry spell, try watering it for a few days see if it comes back.
       
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      • ricky101

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        +1 @martin-f , but it does looks like very defined edges between dry and green grass so wonder if someone has "burnt" it when using a patio cleaner solution or similar ?
         
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        • Loulou78

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          No patio cleaner used. Cleaned patio with just water beginning of spring. It's strange. Been here 8 years and suddenly this.

          We've been using sprinkler each night of the dry spell.
           
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            Hi,

            I would follow up on @martin-f point and do a simple test.

            Either carefully dig a small holes with a hand trowel or something tubular like a bulb planter and take a sample as deep as you can, say down to 150mm if possible, from the middle of the dry patch and then from the middle of the rest of the lawn.

            Compare the samples, if its lack of water the dry or burnt area will be bone dry and possibly full of fine roots from the surrounding trees/bushes, the other sample will probably be moister.

            It could be lack of water , but typically the area by the flags remain greener because they get run off from the flags then it rains or you hose them.

            Also when a trees to blame you typically see a gradual fading between the dry and green grass, where yours seems very defined and looks like what you would see if water etc had flowed on to it ..?

            Do also try watering it daily, eg, flood it with a full watering can, and see if it regrows which very dry grass will do, though it will take a good few days for just to odd green shoot to appear.

            If no signs after a week or more I would suspect some agent rather than lack of water.

            Be interesting to know what you find.:what:
             
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              Thank you. We will do this and let you know. Appreciate all of your help.
               
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              • Gail_68

                Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                Hello @Loulou78 :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us [​IMG]

                It looks to me the same as what @martin-f mentioned but see what you find after @ricky101 advice :fingers crossed:
                 
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                • JWK

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                  Have you recently fed the lawn @Loulou78 ? It could be an excess of fertilizer in that area?
                   
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                  • HarryS

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                    Or weedkiller on the patio , that has spread ?
                     
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                      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                      Good point Harry :thumbsup:
                       

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