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brown spot!!!! how do i get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Orkin Yards, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    newly sodded front yard w/ centipede grass...looked GREAT last summer but this summer it has large brown spots i think the disease is called brown spot, i'm in jackson MS, i need to get rid of it as fast as possible but i'm not tearing it up and resodding so what do i do?
     
  2. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,732

    Green spray paint........
     
  3. Look in the phone book and call a licensed certified pesticide applicator.
     
  4. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 34

    to avoid this do not use fertilizer with high nitrogen expose as much light as possible remove thatch build up aerate and water regularly look for chemicals with iprodione,thiram,triadimefon
     
  5. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 627

    Brown patch usually happens in areas of higher temps & humidity, too much thatch, too much fert.,& excessive moisture.
    Aeration, dethatching, & go easy on the Nitrogen will help.
    May need to pull the dead areas out & reseed.
     
  6. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    If you are not a certified applicatior then Lesco, I belive, has some granular products that contain a fungicide that is labled for brown patch, but man is it expensive. You had better not forget your wallet.
    Good Luck,
    Jim L
     

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