Red Thread

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by springman26, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    What can be done about the red thread lawn fungus? A bunch of my lawns have it now. Is there any Lesco product to treat this? Also any possible cause as to why they have this disease?
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Has it been wet in your area?? There are fungicides to control Red Thread, but this can be an expensive cure. A simple a less costly cure is to fertilize the lawn and grow it out of the disease.
  3. hamsey

    hamsey LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 123

    Nitrogen! I currently have it in my lawn:( Slow growth, grass being wet for more than 10hrs. a day contribute to red thread. I was told Lesco manicure should work. I'm sure there is better but because I am not licensed I cannot use those restricted products. Have to put down the fert. to get grass growing again. That's how I understand it, we'll see.

  4. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

  5. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I agree with the fertilization solution. For my accounts, I throw a starter fert at it with no slow release. It will grow itself out when the weather gets less fungus favorable.

    Fungicides are expensive. This problem is more likely caused to environmental growing conditions, so skip the fungicide.
  6. sjj14

    sjj14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Dont waist time or $ on treating red thread purely cocmetic with rare excpetions and will grow out on its own. Most likely on Rye grass and it will bounce back in no time.

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