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Questions About Lawn Problems

Asked by
lesley30 on
April 9, 2011

Q. Grass Fungus How to Get Rid

We have a grass fungus which is spreading. The main affected area is very moist, like a sponge, and has taken over. What can we do?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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You will need to use a fungicide on it. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/grass-fungus.htm

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Asked by
Barb I on
April 12, 2011

Q. White Grubs in Lawn

We removed all the grass that came up by raking and noticed the grubs in lawn. Are we able to treat now with a Grub X?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Help Recover Lawn

I have a lawn with yellow patches, thinning of the plant and lost root structure. I have fertilized with no improvement. What are the corrective actions that I need to take to improve my lawn?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You may have grubs or a fungus. Both would cause these issues. These articles will help you determine which:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/grass-fungus.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Lawn Grubs Destroy Lawn

I have beetle grubs for the first time and they have destroyed a big part of my lawn. I’m told nematodes (ready in May) are best, BUT if I wait about six weeks more, more of my lawn will be ruined. Any advice on what to do now?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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Neem oil would still be effective this time of year. This article has more info on neem oil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 16, 2011

Q. Dead Grass Killed by Grubs

I have a large area of side lawn that is totally brown (I think dead), possibly killed by grubs. Is there anything I can do now in the spring to bring this grass back? What do I do to get it green?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You'll first need to take care of the grub problem, then you can focus on fixing the grass by either re-sowing the dead area or re-sodding. You'll also have to fertilize it. Occasionally, the dead grass will come back on its own following grub and fertilizing treatment.

Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm

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Asked by
deb on
April 16, 2011

Q. What’s Wrong With My Lawn?

My front lawn is completely none existent – think dirt lot. Every spring we have a gentleman that sprays the entire yard for weeds (works great on the back yard). Could this be the cause of our troubles or do we have some kind of lawn disease?

Answered by
Heather on
April 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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There are several things that could be causing this. My initial thoughts would be that you have severely compacted soil, or the type of grass you had planted in the front is susceptible to the weed killer that you are having sprayed.

Diseases and pests normally show themselves in patches and spots that spread to take over a lawn. They normally do not strike a lawn all at once.

Examine your soil and see if it seems compacted and if it is, aerate the lawn. Also do some research into what you would like to reseed the lawn with. You may find that a different variety does much better there.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2011

Q. Soft, Squishy Lawn

My lawn is five years old and is soft year round, especially after rain. We live in a suburb of Oklahoma City. How can I firm it up?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you have some drainage issues, which may be causing the lawn to become soft. You can regrade the yard some by adding thin layers of topsoil over the grass in the trouble areas and around the house, sloping slightly so that water/rain runs away. You will probably have to do it a few times, but just add a thin layer of topsoil, not enough to completely cover the grass but enough to bury the grass about half way up the blade. Once the grass has re-established at the higher level, do it again until the drainage issues are gone.

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