Whats Wrong

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by stantheman84, May 8, 2010.

  1. stantheman84

    stantheman84 LawnSite Member
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    Other then the weeds can somebody tell me if this is a fungus? I checked for grubs and didnt find any so i dont think its that. if it is a fungus what is the best way to get rid of it.

    Thanks


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  2. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    When was this picture taken? Its looks like snow mold, I would power rake this and apply a deep application of fertilizer. This will green it up and give it a more consistant color thoughout the lawn.
     
  3. stantheman84

    stantheman84 LawnSite Member
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    The picture was taken today 5-8-2010. I just put down 20-27-3 fertilizer to encourage the roots to grow. hopefully it works. any other advice is appreciated.

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  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,176

    Root growth is promoted by potassium. This has a high phosphate level which is of some benefit and major benefit to basically flowers. Have you done a soil test? If so what were their recommendations as to fertilize?
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is this ryegrass? If so, it looks almost like red thread fungus.
    http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Diseases/Red_Thread.aspx

    Or is it Kentucky bluegrass? Bermuda? Tall fescue? Centipede?
    Uneven green--fert should fix that unless it is due to different grass types.
    Are those rocks limestone? Maybe it needs lime. Do a soil test.
    Is the green in foreground and around the drainage ditch caused because it needed more water? Or is that green streak a fertilizer burn?
    I would suggest a fert high in slow release--like a 25-0-5 with 50 percent of nitrogen in the slow release form. Tall fescue does not like fert in hot weather--be aware.
     

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