ddietz336
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New Sod Die off in spots

Hey question, just sodded about 1.5 months ago and in the past week I have seen areas started to turn brown, as though not enough water. I water daily and everything around this area is doing great. It seems rooted well does not come up easy when pulled. I am at a loss for what to do, seems like disease maybe?

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Re: New Sod Die off in spots

Are you sure you are not scalping? The patches seem to align with the mower tracks. If it is a high spot in the lawn it will get scalped. If you mow in two directions (N-S, E-W) you will get a more even cut.
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Re: New Sod Die off in spots

Yeah, cut as high as you can, so lawn is 3" tall or even a bit more if you can. Mow frequently so you are only taking off 1/4 of the blade length at a time.
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Re: New Sod Die off in spots

There should be a height recommendation for the type of grass that you have. In summer, grasses are mowed 1/2-1 inch higher than the other times of the year.

If you have a high spot you can pull back the sod with a sod cutter, take off a little of the dirt and replace the sod on top. Let the grass grow back before you do that.
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