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17/06/2013 at 12:30

i have a re-acurring problem with patches of my lawn for no apparent reason turning yellow and burnt looking as if weedkiller had been spilt on it, i cut the lady next door to me,no such problem on her lawn, i look after quite a few gardens about 20 in fact and dont see the problem i have anywhere else,yestterday i went to see kilmarnock fc former head groundsman but he was,nt in for some advice,i am also going to contact some specialists in my area called lawnmaster to see if they can help. i have this season scarified it with my al-ko,aereated and seeded twice,grass only sparingly has come through since beginning of june.its very annoying as the areas with grass are looking great.ihave also feed it some sports fertiser. has anyone any ideas.alan bridges .irvine.ayrshire.

17/06/2013 at 12:34

It sounds like a dog has taking to weeing on it.  It will kill patches but then it grows around the edge very green due to the high nitrogen content of wee.

17/06/2013 at 17:11

theres a fence round the lawn no dogs are ever in the garden,can human urine do any harm ,i read in amatuer gardner it was good for your lawn,some guy uses his,mixes it 2pints to 6pints of water in his watering can and says its great for for it,is this true or would it do your lawn any harm.

17/06/2013 at 17:19

Its high in nitrogen. Well diluted perhaps 1 in 10 it will green up the grass.

Trouble is it could start to smell like a urinal as it decays.

19/06/2013 at 07:15

Applied neat it might well  scorch the grass!

19/06/2013 at 07:51

Don't want you starting  a trend Alan!

19/06/2013 at 07:55

There was a question like this on GQT the other week, where the questioner's husband insisted on 'watering the lawn'!

19/06/2013 at 08:59

I have a feeling it's your fertiliser Alan.  It sounds like you may have overdosed in patches.  I've done this too, ESP if I'm in a hurry, and put a little too much in one spot. Too much fertiliser, it doesn't need too much, acts just like a weedkiller and if it wasn't watered in very quickly will scorch and kill the grass.  

19/06/2013 at 09:26

not sure about that,anytime ive used fertiliser ive put it in evenly and its been re-acurring over last couple of years,thanks for all the suggestions though.

19/06/2013 at 09:38


19/06/2013 at 12:08

im sorry ive not heard of fusarium.but i would certainly give it a try, the new seed now starting to come to the fore,very late in grermination this season,have others noticed.has any one noticed the surestart 4 day germination in a red box in tesco ,it sells for £6.50 but over in homebase they want £14.50,and it was the same last it just me but are homebase the dearest garden centre in seems you can get practically everything cheaper elsewhere.

19/06/2013 at 12:17

Sorry, I should have been clearer - fusarium is a disease of lawn grass - not usually seen at this time of year but this is not a usual year  - does any of this look familiar? 

19/06/2013 at 12:36


Could it be a fox?  They are habitual in their ways....maybe your lawn is a regular stopping off point for them.  They can jump fences etc.....I see several over a month and they are very agile...  They do leave their calling card on my heathers sometimes

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