Ohio: Purple/gray lawn disease ... fungus?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by SoloTSi97, May 23, 2005.

  1. SoloTSi97

    SoloTSi97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm hoping someone can help identify the cause of the growing number of gray/purple spots in my lawn in SW Ohio. Each spot is 4-8" in diameter, and the affected blades of grass are covered with what appears to be a purple fungus (or perhaps lots of tiny purple eggs of some kind).

    Pics linked below ... thanks in advance for any help identifying and suggesting remedy for the problem:

    <a href="http://www.hodgeman.org/Stuff/lawn/lawn_overall.jpg">Overall lawn showing spots (1MB)</a>
    <a href="http://www.hodgeman.org/Stuff/lawn/lawn_closer.jpg">Closer shot of spots (1MB)</a>
    <a href="http://www.hodgeman.org/Stuff/lawn/lawn_closeup.jpg">Closeup shot of grass blades (600k)</a>

  2. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    that is slime mold
  3. zgman

    zgman LawnSite Member
    from va
    Messages: 55

  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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