PATCHY BROWN LAWN - Knowledgebase Question

jacksonville, FL
Question by jora1962
June 17, 2007
PARTS OF MY LAWN IS BROWN WE THOUGHT THE SPRINKLER WASN'T HITTING SOME SPOTS. IT IS STILL BROWN AND IT LOOKS DEAD. IT'S ST AUGUSTINE GRASS. THE REST OF THE LAWN IS OK AND GREEN. WHAT SHOULD WE DO?


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2007

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Lance,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

If the areas are not due to drought, you may be seeing damage from take-all patch or chinch bugs. I suggest you take a sample (4X4" plug from sick, not dead area with some soil and roots placed in ziplock bag) to your County Extension Office and see if they can identify the problem and if necessary prescribe an appropriate remedy.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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