can someone help me identify what is going on with this yard.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Side Lawn Care, May 21, 2007.

  1. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    what are the dead spots in the yard
     

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  2. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    try this picture

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  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks like red thread fungus. caused by the heat and humidity we have had this spring. when was the lawn last fertilized? if its low on nitrogen that can help bring on the disease signs. water deep and infrequently and give it a good slow release fertilizer and avoid watering at night as it can make the spots worse.
     
  4. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    it has been fertilized at the end of march and the end of april and we are begining to start another app and did not want to do anything with this yard until we found out what is going on with it. it has had plenty of water. and it started a couple of weeks ago and it was not that hot out.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sod or seed? Rye, blue, TTTF, or mixture?
     
  6. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Need a closer pic please.
     
  8. MILSINC

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
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    the water is the key factor with red thread. make sure it has enough nitrogen, and as previously mentioned, water infrequently.. also, water in the morning as opposed to middle of the night.
     
  9. MILSINC

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
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    should mention, you are probably tracking the fungus from lawn to lawn. keep an eye on your other lawns.
     
  10. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks like red thread to me
     

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