View Full Version : whats going on here? funky fungus?

mike lane lawn care
04-24-2006, 10:44 PM
i have this funky fungus in my front yard, no where else. what is it, and how do i remove it? as everybody else, i depend on a good looking yard to help sell my services. thanks in advance.

04-24-2006, 10:48 PM
That looks like moss to me Mike..shows lack of drainage in the area.

mike lane lawn care
04-24-2006, 10:50 PM
huh, thanks she,
lack of drainage, sounds odd the area is on a slight incline, but i did water it a lot last year.

04-24-2006, 10:51 PM
are you in the lawn service business?

mike lane lawn care
04-24-2006, 10:52 PM
are you in the lawn service business?

yes, i am. the rest of the 28,000 square feet of lawn looks absolutly perfect. this is just a small area, less than 1,000 SF.

6'7 330
04-24-2006, 11:30 PM
If heavy shade is not present , and the area is well drained, run a soil test and see what the soil ph is.Has it been aerated?

mike lane lawn care
04-24-2006, 11:35 PM
no, it has never been aerated, dethatched, fertilized, over-seeded, nothing, i am just starting to get the yard into shape this year. any sujestions.

by the way, here is the area in question, last year.

mike lane lawn care
04-24-2006, 11:39 PM
same area, just pointing to the house.

04-25-2006, 12:18 AM
Did you see active mycelium? If you did (it looks like it in pics 1 and 2) it is dollar spot. To be certain, you need to obtain a sample of the mycelium, preferably in the early morning, and look at it under a microscope.
If it is dollar spot, rather than spraying it, put down a quick release fert.

mike lane lawn care
04-25-2006, 06:58 PM
i don't know what to tell ya DCG, i don't have a microscope, but thanks.

04-25-2006, 07:05 PM
throw some lime down

04-25-2006, 07:09 PM
I sure as heck diden't see any Dollar spot in those pics.I would suggest rake out,aerate,soil test for too much acidity and correct,and reseed.The lawn looks as though it is competing with alot of tree roots and shade conditions.

mike lane lawn care
04-25-2006, 09:46 PM
thanks she, boy you sure are helpful.
i might call in the big boys and have them just do core aerate the whole yard and fertilize. as i only have a spike aerator, and no hands on training in fertilizer applications.

zim bob the landscaper
04-25-2006, 10:06 PM
also put lime down we have that in one of our lawns we riped it up put lime down and i hope the seed grows.

6'7 330
04-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Just don't go spreading lime until you get a soil test.A re- change in cultural practices will go a long way to alleviating the problem.