Is this creeping bentgrass?
I began to notice a lot of thatch build up. I started doing some manual dethatching with a thatch rake yesterday. That got me looking really closely to the soil line as I could see the grass pulling up in an abnormal way. To me it looks like the grass isn’t hardly connected to the soil. You’ll see in the pictures that the grass plant has a 4-5 inch long “stem” before the roots start branching. The only part that is attached to the ground is the tiny branched root system. I have some clumping fescue that has the same long-stem/root bunch. The grass along my driveway (mainly clumping fescue) is pulling up in sheets. I thought it was grubs, but not a grub to be found. I’ve been putting bifenthrin down every 30 days. I appreciate any thought or feedback. I’ve always been a warm season guy, so this is new territory for me. Thanks all!
Howard County Maryland lawns and turf
Even ants are okay, ants can help control termites in the landscape.