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HELP! Sod dying in certain places.

Posted by csingh00 none (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 13:52


I live in Northern Virginia. I layed down tall fescue sod on my front yard. It watered the heck out of it for 6 weeks. I also fertilized it last week. Now I am starting to see patches of dead grass. What would the best solution be to cure this? Pics are attached.

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RE: HELP! Sod dying in certain places.

You shouldnt fertilize new sod until the next year. Its fertilized by the sod farm before you get it. To much fertilizer will burn up the grass. Another possible problem is dog, cat, or deer urine. My suggestion is to keep watering it and let it go dormant over the winter, see what it looks like next spring. Grass is resilient.

RE: HELP! Sod dying in certain places.

Watered the heck out of it for 6 weeks. That's 4 weeks too long, but here we are. What do you mean by watered the heck out of it? Was that daily watering? 3x daily? How long each time?

While you're thinking about the answers, to that, call you sod dealer to find out what varieties of fescue were in your mix. When you seed in the fall you want to use seed that will match.

I'm not worried about the fertilizer. I'm more worried about disease induced by too much water.

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