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hey guys i have a lawn repair to do and thats not the prob there is some damage that will need to be sprayed i will need to sub that out but can anyone give me an idea of what the prob could be it really looks like a grub problem but theres no damage from bird animals trying to rip up the grubs then there are circles of rotten grass ontop of the thatch im trying to upload a pic asap
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An easy indication that grubs have hurt the lawn is that it would be lumpy.

Also, once they damage the lawn, it's over, no point in treating until next year. You can begin the repair, like over-seeding and putting some stop-soil down.

It could be that you have a fungus problem, like Brown Patch.

Upload some photos, and maybe we can help pinpoint it.
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hey guys i have a lawn repair to do and thats not the prob there is some damage that will need to be sprayed i will need to sub that out but can anyone give me an idea of what the prob could be it really looks like a grub problem but theres no damage from bird animals trying to rip up the grubs then there are circles of rotten grass ontop of the thatch im trying to upload a pic asap
It's to early in the season for grub damage. Fron what your describing, it sounds more lime Brown Patch.

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thanks alot guys the damage was from last season its strange it doesnt seem like grub damage no torn up grass or bumps i think its mold now but why the circular rotting its like the two inch blades wher swirled around lol ill post a pick dont wana waste anyones time thanks
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