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some kind of mold? what to do?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by realtor, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. realtor

    realtor LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 13

    spots of mold. to wet? in sun area though not in shade?
    Can anyone help?


  2. realtor

    realtor LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 13

    another photo

  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Looks like leaf spot fungus when actively at work. Take a few blades of grass w/ you to your nearest l&g center and ask for the proper fungicide for this type of fungus (bayleton). Your other choice is to send a sample to your local extension service. They'll lab test it and give you results for a minimal fee.
  4. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Looks like what some people call PINK SNOW MOLD. You didn't mention what type of grass, but this mold loves rye, fescue, zoysia. Most of the time it is caued by bad drainage, or to much shade. You can help it by arrating the lawn. There are chems. available
  5. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 633

    From the picture it looks as though you have a predominantly blue/ Rye lawn. Dollar spot is prevalent now with warmer nights and warm/humid days. This disease is noticeable by the cottony cobweebing with morning dew and the brown banded lesions on the grass blades between the bleached white area. Keep a slow release fertilizer on the lawn to aid in recovery. water mornings only not at night, and keep mower hight up so disease can grow out as conditions change. You can use a fungicide but usually isn't any more effective than using a balanced fertilizer when the disease is already become active. Good Luck!

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