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I think its called Red Thread

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lilchunk2, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. lilchunk2

    lilchunk2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    There is a bunch of spots throughtout the lawn where its turning a red white colour almostlooks like roots are growing obove the surface. Ive seen this once before and think it was called red thread. I was wandering if anyone would know the sloution to ridding the lawn of these spots...:canadaflag:
  2. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yup, red thread. Take a soil sample and test it or have it tested. I'm sure you will find the Nitrogen levels to be deficient and/or possibly pH levels to be out of range.

    In any event, you have plants not getting the Nitrogen they need.
    Correct this and you supress the outbreak.

    I'm guessing you have had a lot of cool and/or wet weather this season?
  4. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Defiantly do a soil test and get the lawn on a fertilization program to Maintain balanced soil fertility,red thread pops up often when cool wet periods prevail on nutrient,especially nitrogen deficient lawns.In-addition You might want to think about bagging the clippings.
  5. lilchunk2

    lilchunk2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    thanks yes it has been rather wet this spring. Thanks for the answers.
  6. hue-nut

    hue-nut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Yup I am here in Abbotsford BC Canada and am seeing red thread pop up on about 5 different lawns. I am told that it is due to all of the wet weather weve been having. The solution is some nice weather and nitrogen.
  7. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    I have been seeing this all over a couple of my lawns and neighbors lawns as well for the first time ever... It has rained more this season than all of last season already

    whats the best remedy? the link said go with a fungicide or fertilizer rich in nitrogen? what works best
  8. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197


    I have 2 lawns that have had these spots for a while now and I had no idea what it was. But I did know that these two lawns have only been ferted once this year. My customer has been calling her fert co for 2 months and they wont do the app. They told her they were behind then it rained and and put them even further behind. I dont know what the deal is, but Im about ready to tell them to call TG/CL. They would be there in less than a week.
  9. mpflood

    mpflood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    You Would!:hammerhead:
  10. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    It would definatly take care of the N problem for the time being.....

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