View Full Version : White tips at the end of the grass ????? PLEASE HELP
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
03-26-2006, 08:18 PM
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?
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.
03-26-2006, 10:05 PM
It is the tip of the grass itself
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.
03-27-2006, 12:02 AM
Honestly (and no offense intended), my first suspicion is this:
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.
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.
03-27-2006, 09:26 AM
It is fresh sod so it cant be dull blades
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...
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
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.
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