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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Default Brown Dead Grass? Help! Picture Included.

    Please help! I have no idea why my grass looks like this... it also has spots in the front that look just the same? I bought the house late last summer and didn't do anything to yard. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Pacific Northwet

    Default Re: Brown Dead Grass? Help! Picture Included.

    Take some soil samples to your extension agency for advice.

    There are a few different things it could be. Perhaps the soil is so hard that water can't penetrate (aeration and soil amendment may help). Maybe there's a chemical imbalance -- too acid or alkaline. Or maybe you've got insect damage. Did you have a lot craneflies last summer? Their larvae will damage the grass in the spring.

    Those are the things I can think of right now.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Re: Brown Dead Grass? Help! Picture Included.

    If you wanted to check for grubs use your shovel and lift about a one foot section, if it's grubs you'll see them, try a couple different places. Good Luck

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