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What's killing it?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Darkpriest667, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

    Jan 13, 2017
    Fort Worth
    My grass is watered twice weekly I fertilize it and I generally take damn good care of it... I have the only green lawn in my sub division right now... but over the past few weeks I've been seeing this creep up and I thought maybe some of you guys would know what is causing it.

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  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Googled symptom, came up with "brown patch fungus".
  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    Could be grubworms.
  4. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Stop peeing on the grass when you come home drunk at night.
  5. Charlie

    Charlie "I can't think of one thing that I don't know." TGT Supporter

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    Damn, you beat me to it! :green:
  6. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Cruise Control

    Jan 5, 2012

    That's my vote. Grub worms. If there's a lot of June bugs flying about. Their getting it on and laying larva in the grass which eat the roots. I have lots of grub worms. Helps keep me from having to mow the grass. The June bugs hang out in a close by Texas privet tree. Making a creepy clicking June bug sound.
  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire RealEyes Realize RealLies TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    I'd say either of the 2 above.

    Let me tell you my story. I rolled out sod 2 years ago. Princess 77. Really great grass... Been watering it and taking good care of it. Started to notice real bad drying out and browning kinda like yours. One late afternoon I was standing on the porch having a beer and pondering what was causing it. So I thought maybe I'd better understand what was happening if I wen't and stood over it and knelled down just to check it out. After about a minute I realized it was much hotter was I was standing... I looked up to my second story Low-E windows... It then dawned on me that my windows were reflecting the west afternoon/evening sun on my grass acting like a dang magnifying glass cooking the chit outta it. I've since focused on keeping those 2 hot spots well hydrated. Not saying this is your problem... but fyi
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  8. busykngt

    busykngt TGT Addict

    Jun 14, 2011
    Interesting; my St. Augustine grass/yard has the same problem. I’ve managed to keep it fairly well watered too. And have just a few brown patches here and there. I was kind of chalking it up to grub worms too. Oddly enough, only in the front yard - which does happen to face the west, hot afternoon sun. Backyard doesn’t have the problem, it’s a thick green carpet (but does get more shade).

    I would think if it’s grub worms, I’d see the same problem in the backyard too. The window reflection is an interesting idea. The largest spot I have, is in front of a window on the west side - I’ll have to check that out!
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  9. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    Before you do the whole yard (with a fertilizer spreader), first sprinkle powdered laundry soap around the edge of a few of the bigger spots - soap on the green, not the dead. If it is grub worms, soap'll stop the spread. If it's not grubworms, soap won't hurt the grass.
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  10. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

    Feb 1, 2010
    Not necessarily.

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