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Zoysia Problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by drumbo, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    I have been having these things show up in my Zoysia yard for a few seasons now. This is my personal lawn.

    At first, I thought they were rocks. I went & kicked them hard with my steel-toe boots and about broke my toes. They are EXTREMELY hard and when you finally bust them, they have a dark spore dust that emits from them.

    Also, as they progress, they eventually kinda bloom out like a serated 8-10 point star pattern and they look like dark brown bumps inside. I can't seem to find out what they are but I suspect some fungus...as I believe that dust to be spore-like.

    I would go get a picture, but it is dark now and I might try tomorrow or get a light for the camera.

    Any guesses? or links to pictures of guesses?

    My toes are still in pain.

  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I don't know. I've never heard of that. Zoysia is not common in S. Ohio.
    Sounds like you could maybe make some $$$ off of this! Give Paramount Pictures a call! :laugh:
  3. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    Thanks for....whatever.

    Anyone else?
  4. MyKisa

    MyKisa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    interesting how the mower guy knows what is wrong in this country, before the elected get around to it
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,225

    You are probably right--fungus. Earth star or birds nest fungus. Dusty powdery spores.
  6. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    no doubt it's alien eggs! No doubt in my mind!
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,956

    Simple cure. Get a bag of fungicide and cut your watering back and only in the morning.:usflag::usflag::usflag:
    ericg likes this.
  8. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    We don't water at all...except for rainfall, of course. Hardly anyone up here has irrigation.
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    Go take a look here!


    I am familiar with the type you are talking about. However, I haven't taken the time to research their origin and type. Not a real problem for us since, we are the only one's on our customer's sites.

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