Fertilizing my lawn for initial spring application

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  1. Cy94

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  2. Hoggins

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    Mowed today for the first time after fertilizing last Sunday. Strip city
     
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  4. AgronAlum

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    I’m hoping someone can tell me what this is. It started as a maybe 1x1.5 foot spot last year but has grown into this this year. There is nothing I can think of that would cause it and my neighbor wouldn’t do anything to our yard.

    The grass in this area is dead as dead can be. I tried filling in the spot last year and not a blade came up. I thought maybe I spilled some weed killer or something last year but I know I didn’t do this much damage. Any ideas?

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  5. ruflosn

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    What is strip city?
     
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  7. nfrine

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    Iowa City?
     
  8. every_yard

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    Am I too late for applying pre-emergent? In central Iowa.
     
  9. Acylum

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    No. I'll probably hold off for 2 more weeks yet.
     
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  10. clone4life82

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    What kind of pre-emergent is everyone throwing down?
     
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  12. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    Maybe fungus? Did it start mid summer and slowly get worse?
     
  13. nocsious3

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    Prodiamine (barricade) with no fertilizer by Lebanon. 0.58%.
     
  14. nocsious3

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    Looks like chemical damage. Did someone rinse out buckets in that area? Any chance snow gets piled up there that might have a bunch of ice melt in it? Is it possible a dog is peeing in that one spot? It does look a bit greener right around the damaged spot which makes me think of excessive nitrogen, but usually the grass surrounding a dog pea spot is even more green an lush. It doesn't look like fungus to me.
     
  15. nocsious3

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    Not even close. I'd get it down before May though.
     
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    nimblewill. It’s a pain in the ***
     
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  17. AgronAlum

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    The weird part is nobody goes to that part of yard unless it’s to mow. It’s on the opposite side of the house from the garage and gate to the backyard. The only thing I can think of is our AC unit was replaced late last summer. You can see where that sits in the photo.
     
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    If the condenser leak on the grass, it most likely would smoke the grass. Dig up a portion, pack down some new soil and seed it. If it grows then you know what is going on and what to do.
     
  19. CysRage

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    Is there any issue to putting crabgrass preventer down today when the grass is still wet from rains in the night? The instructions say to apply when the grass is dry but I wasn't sure if that's a big deal or not.
     
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    My guess would be that the wet grass would cause the granules to stick to the grass when you want them falling to the soil
     
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