grass seedlings turning purple and white

jbutschMay 17, 2014

Hello,
We live in Oregon and my husband just reseeded our lawn with a fescue blend. Most of the grass is coming up green, however some patches of the seedlings are coming up white and purple? We have a dog and wonder if him urinating on some of it before we could catch him, is causing this?? We are stumped. I've also read that overwatering could do this, as some of our grass in another area is coming up very thinly and there is a green-blackish covering it is trying to push through.

HELP

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joneboy(7)

The base of the stem of a tall fescue plant is a purple color. If the leaves of the plants are purple then you could be deficient in phosphorus, especially if you have a sandy soil. Leaves also turn purple when they are wilting. Urine will usually leave a baseball size dead spot with dark green plants growing around the outside. Check your soil test if you've had one done for phosphorus deficiency. The greenish black stuff is probably alge, happens a lot when reseeding a lawn especially shaded areas. The alge won't be a problem once the grass gets up and starts to tiller out it won't be a problem.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 12:28AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cannot find Lesco 15-5-10
HD no longer carries the Lesco 15-5-10 fertilizer...neither...
pepcatch11
Lawn vs. Dogs
I'm dogsitting for the next year. It's the first time...
zone7patti (7b)
New Ant Hill on top of Grass Seedlings
I put down a layer of topsoil in my front lawn before...
mikec
When can I turn on my sprinklers?
We are new to the whole in ground system thing, they...
dainaadele
Caring for new sod in Vancouver, BC
Hi, I just have new sod installed a month ago. They...
Arthaith Swan
Sponsored Products
Yoko Table Lamp
Lightology
Luxury Printed Check Microplush Blanket
Overstock.com
Kostya Purple 18 x 18 Geometric Throw Pillow
$57.95 | Bellacor
Ash Carl 'Happiness' 7-panel Abstract Metal Wall Art
Overstock.com
David Bromstad "Enchanting"Artwork
Grandin Road
Calhoun Leather Ottoman - Brighton Aubergine Purple
Joybird Furniture
Gray & Purple Spectrum Rug
$149.99 | zulily
Elegant Blue 9'x12' Chobi Quality Gabbeh Hand Knotted Wool Area Rug H7271
BH Sun Inc
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™