Everywhere, oh everywhere, there a fungus be...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mkroher, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Everything looks like poop... Last 2 weeks... hot hot hot...then this weekend...rain rain rain...

    Guess what? You guessed it. BP popped up everywhere. Even the leaf spot is getting in on the action and spreading like a ***** at a stag.

    What do you guys do when you see this? Treat it? Treat everyone? Most of my lawns have it, and by the time I try to get to everyone.. it's too late. So I'm probably just going to ignore it. Do many of you guys do preventative control? How do you sell it and how do you space your apps?

    Everything looked so good... then this weekend all hell broke loose.

  2. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,083

    man i wish i could help you i have been fighing root rot for a few weeks on my lawn
  3. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    i've had a few with brown patch myself, and wondering what the vets opinions and suggestions are toward this. will most grow out of it? i have one that turned yellow, but is now white spots, but the roots are still attached.

    very ugly to look at. it has been hot and dry here, but some humidity that has caused the spots to show up here and there.

    already aerated, and most are in newer developments with poor soil.
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    I hear yuh -- we've applied "T-Storm" (LESCO) twice so far on lawns that routinely have the prob. Most, but not all have sprinkler systems. Bottom line: fungicides only minimize the prob and never solve it. Resodding or reseeding with improved cultivars is the permanent solution. Pricey.
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    I don't cover diseases at al l with my program and do not even try to treat diseases.
    Until you get the call, get out to the lawn, diagnose it, it is usually too late. Also customers expectation are unrealistic. They tend to think that your treatment will reverse the damage and everything will be honky-dory.
  6. CuttingEdge LLC

    CuttingEdge LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I use Prostar, this stuff is great...I had at least 12 lawns this past winter ( a warm one) with brown patch.. water it for 10-15 mins after applied, then let the areas affected dry out completely for about a week, then it should recover with some potash treatments....This is how I did it, and my lawns looked brand new in about 2 1/2 weeks....

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    ITS HARD TO DEAL WITH some will pay for u to try to make it better some will just wine about it and some dont care at all in most cases its eaiser to reseed the areas that dont come back
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    Spoken with experience. It is usually easier and cheaper to reseed. If they insist on a treatment, hit em for it.
  9. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    so do you guys reseed for free?????

    disease is not our fault, and reseeding lawns for FREE that got a disease because of an uncontrollable factor like weather is insane in my opinion. i know keeping turnover rate is important, but reseeding spots of diseased lawns that never came back would really eat up the bottom line.
  10. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    NOT FREE!!! We have customers that have seeding included in their program, which makes life easier in these situations. Otherwise we figure that seeding will probably be necessary even with the fungicide. So the customer usually will take the wait and see approach.

    We usually play it by individual customer, what they are willing to pay for and level of expectation.

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