I've got a new lawn (a couple of months now since sodding). I've also got
lawn furniture -- table and wooden lawn chairs. We move them every week, so
the grass underneath gets sun and water. But an interesting thing is
happening. In some spots, the grass has almost died anyway (usually a spot
the size and shape of a chair leg). In several of those spots, grass is in
fact growing, but it's a completely different kind of grass. (I think I've
got a kind of fescue sod, but it looks like St. Augustine growing in the
Anyone have an idea what's going on and what to do about it? Obviously, I
can get rid of the lawn furniture, but after all, it is sort of nice to be
able to have drinks or a meal outside, and without a patio, this is the
You said wood chair legs. Are the legs treated in any way - paint, stain,
sealer? Maybe when it rains some small amount of chemical is coming off.
That plastic grass is to baby'd. Real grass drinks tranny fluid for
Real interesting, if I had a dog. I KNOW why the grass is dying under the
chair legs -- it's not getting sun or water. What I want to know is why,
once I've moved the chair and exposed the bald spot, a completely different
type of grass starts growing there.
The grass dies under the leg, then the dead spot fills in from the
surrounding growing grass. It looks like a different grass, but it's
just the new growth filling in. You could map out a square, perhaps
12x12 foot, edge it with landscape timbers, fill with bark, and set
the furniture on that. This will do two things. First won't have to
move the furniture around. Second, this will keep the furniture legs
up off the ground to prevent rot.
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