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Every spring this area of lawn goes kaput!

Posted by rchris57 z7 GA (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 14 at 11:13

I live in Georgia, Atlanta area. We have a small backyard, established lawn. I do not know the type of grass we have. We live on a golf course which slopes towards our house.
The area of lawn in question comes in very good at the beginning of spring, and after the first couple of cuts it just starts To die. My husband fertilized the recommended amount for his spreader. He never takes off more than 1/3 of the height when cutting.
We haven't done a soil test yet.

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RE: Every spring this area of lawn goes kaput!

I think it might be related to the shade. In early spring, the trees have not filled out yet. Then as the spring and summer progress, that spot gets more and more shade. Stepping on it, mowing it down, etc then makes it more susceptible to not recovering in that particular spot.

But that will depend on the grass type.

Do you have more close-up pictures of the grass ?

RE: Every spring this area of lawn goes kaput!

Bingo! As the summer continues and the shade gets worse, so does the Bermuda. I have a few areas like that too. Not even TifGrand survives.

RE: Every spring this area of lawn goes kaput!

Exactly what I was thinking.

In that shade you might be able to grow fescue or St Augustine. Otherwise you're looking at a different kind of ground cover than grass.

RE: Every spring this area of lawn goes kaput!

Looks like shade problem. Seeing that you live by the golf course, bermuda is often the grass they grow. I work for golf course turf maintenance and see that problem very often. St augustine is usually what they use under the trees for the houses but zoysia grass like Palisades, etc can be used in moderate shade condition. I've seen zoysia being grown there around the clubhouses,etc and it looks nice.

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