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Old 06-21-2010, 01:21 PM
Grasshopper23 Grasshopper23 is offline
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Hi everyone,

This is my first year apply pesticides on my own. I've noticed that some of my customers lawns aren't as green and healthy as they have been in the past. I've posted some pictures of one of my lawns and was looking for some guidance. I apply Lesco products. The lawn below had the first step applied in April and this is what it looked like last week before I applied the second step. I was thinking that it could be a water issue. We've had a decent amount of rain this month, but not enough to turn the sprinklers off. This guy has irrigation and is particular about his lawn. Not sure where to turn now. Let me know what you guys think. I don't think I applied too much fertilizer either b/c I measured his property and a little less than the bag suggested.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:39 PM
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Could be a couple different things. Both lawn fungus of some kind and grubs come to mind. Do other properties in the area have a similar appearance?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:04 PM
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Could be a couple different things. Both lawn fungus of some kind and grubs come to mind. Do other properties in the area have a similar appearance?
I take care of the neighbor's house as well and his lawn is beautiful. I'm planning to put down grub control within the next week or two. How would I know if it's a fungus and what can I use to clear it up?

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:10 PM
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peel up some of the sod, see if there is grubs there, if thier isnt, take these pictures to your lesco dealer and ask him what to use for a fungiside.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:37 PM
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Looks like Red Thread from that pic. Need some close up pics.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:01 PM
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Looks like Red Thread from that pic. Need some close up pics.
Its some type of fungus, just a matter of which type and its that time of year.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:55 PM
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Last Picture looks like Red Thread, lots of Red Thread and Dollar Spot right now
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
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This helps a ton. Any suggestions on what to use?

I'll call Lesco in the AM and see if I can email them some pictures. I appreciate the comments so far. Thank you!
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
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Red thread is possible--if you don't know what it looks like--find out fast!
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactS.../redthread.htm

But also it could be dry grass. Do you notice how the grass is green under the tree in the shade? Where it is protected from the hot sun? Shove a screwdriver in, if it sinks to the handle--plenty of moisture.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:50 PM
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Red thread is possible--if you don't know what it looks like--find out fast!
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactS.../redthread.htm

But also it could be dry grass. Do you notice how the grass is green under the tree in the shade? Where it is protected from the hot sun? Shove a screwdriver in, if it sinks to the handle--plenty of moisture.
I was thinking dry grass originally and it is true, the grass is greener under the trees but around the edge of the bed under the big tree the grass was dead so thats why i was thinking it could be something else. I'll have to try the screw driver test tomorrow.
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