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Old 06-12-2019, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the most part my grass looks pretty good but I get these spots that are real thick and lay down.
Any idea why and how to prevent it?
Seems to be spreading.

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Old 06-13-2019, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where do you live and can you take a closer picture of it. Youíre in luck. I hold a bachelors degree in Turfgrass Management. Seriously.


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I'm curious as well.

I'm in central MN and have spots that look similar. Nice and thick and it wants to lay down on the job. Some of it is in partial shade. Some is in almost full sun. I've tried different mowing heights too. Also sped up the blade speed on the mower to get more vacuum. I have not done a soil test. Most of the soil has been amended with new black topsoil to a depth of 6-8 inches. That was done within the past eight years. I also overseed with fescue/bluegrass blend.


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Just give me some close up pictures of the grass. Actually pull some out and take a picture too. When itís all together without beings there in person itís tough. I have my initial thoughts but want to see to confirm.


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I flipped your picture upright and my initial guess from what I can see is that it is poa trivialis also known as rough bluegrass. It likes shade and wet soils. Impossible to get rid of. I wouldnít even waste money trying to get rid of. But still post some close up pictures.


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I flipped your picture upright and my initial guess from what I can see is that it is poa trivialis also known as rough bluegrass. It likes shade and wet soils. Impossible to get rid of. I wouldn’t even waste money trying to get rid of. But still post some close up pictures.


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I'm a part time farmer, MY guess is, maybe PH level is of in the area's the grass grows differently!
you can very easily take a sample of BOTH area's and have it tested, most ALL rural area's have a soil department in there area, and most will test for FREE,
if NOT , you can also, get samples tested at a LOT of other places, if you do a simple search online.
here is one that does them, there claim to fame is on deer hunter food plots, but the tests are done in a lab, and can get you results that tell you what soil is where, would need to do 2 tests, soil from again, one area and then the other,
its $ 7.50 a test, so like 15 bucks and you would know exactly if its a SOIL difference thing or not!, and if you tell them the type of grass your growing, it will also tell you exactly what is needed to be added to get the two soils alike for you!, which should result in you having more matching color/growth if it!
here is a link to one that I know of off hand and is priced fair IMO!
they do test FAST too, and can email you results or hard mail or both!

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Soil ph wonít be that spotty in the lawn like that. Color looks uniform across the lawn so nutrients appear to be the same. I can tell right away that is a different grass type just by the color and how it is growing in patches. Look in the distance what appears to be the neighbors lawn, same patches. Pull some of the grass you are talking about. I will be able to id right away. It looks exactly like poa triv in Kentucky bluegrass.


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Hereís some example pics to compare what I am saying.


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