whats going on here? funky fungus?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mike lane lawn care, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.

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  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    That looks like moss to me Mike..shows lack of drainage in the area.
     
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    huh, thanks she,
    lack of drainage, sounds odd the area is on a slight incline, but i did water it a lot last year.
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    are you in the lawn service business?
     
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  7. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.

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  8. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    same area, just pointing to the house.

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  9. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    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.
     
  10. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i don't know what to tell ya DCG, i don't have a microscope, but thanks.
     

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