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KcLawnServices
03-26-2006, 08:12 PM
I gave a lady a bid today and I noticed that her grass had white tips..What could this be, has anybody seen this before ? Thanks

nephilim0167
03-26-2006, 08:18 PM
dull blades?

Lugnut
03-26-2006, 08:22 PM
is it the tip of the grass itself that is white or could there be fungal growth or mold on the tips?

Runner
03-26-2006, 09:01 PM
I'd have to see it. Are the tips all rough and torn looking? If so, it is just from dull blades. If not, it could be powdery mildew.

KcLawnServices
03-26-2006, 10:05 PM
It is the tip of the grass itself

jsf343
03-26-2006, 11:50 PM
could be grey snow mold, usually in the winter and early spring. greyish circle patterns. Give more details if you have time.

topsites
03-27-2006, 12:02 AM
Honestly (and no offense intended), my first suspicion is this:
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/CAT03_land/L04-04-03.clippers.htm

If not, then...
Did you guys:

- Have a spell where snow remained on the ground for a while? More than a week, say 2-4 weeks minimum.
- Did the leaves stay on the grass until at least January or February, providing a solid cover?
- Have a pretty wet winter and the yard is mostly shade / lots of trees?

Reason I ask is, the above could promote the growth of certain types of mold.
But, I did not find a type of mold affects only the tips... Not to say it doesn't exist, just a google.

johngreen
03-27-2006, 01:09 AM
This may be mildew. Itusually appears on the grass tips and is usually found in areas of a lawn that the sun does not dry out early in the day. I do not think it causes any damage to the lawn and it should go away when it warms up.

KcLawnServices
03-27-2006, 09:26 AM
It is fresh sod so it cant be dull blades

lawnmaniac883
03-27-2006, 10:28 AM
How tall is it? A few of my st. augustine accnts will get white just at the tips when it gets to 6'' or more...

KCLandscape
03-27-2006, 10:45 AM
The sod hasnt fully come out of dormancy. Had some like that last week. No big deal, it will grow out of it.
How about a picture

Runner
03-27-2006, 12:14 PM
With fresh sod, can just picture what it would look like. It is common. Nothing to worry about...it will grow right out.