Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mountain, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. mountain

    mountain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Is anybody else having trouble with rust on thier lawns? Seems like most of my accounts have at least small patches of this stuff , and some are completely covered . The spray Co. I deal with said there is nothing they can do , the grass will out grow it . What can I do until then ? The lawns are starting to look pretty bad. How about spreading the fungus? is there a way to prevent carrying this around on the mowers?
    Thanks for the help!

  2. Paint the rust spots green.
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Rust is a fungus that is symtomatic of low N.

    Do 2 things:

    1.) Apply .5#/1000 quick release nitrogen.

    2.) Immediately terminate the spray company you're dealing with as thay are either incompetent AND/OR complacent in dealing with your concerns.
  4. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Mow frequently and remove clipping, avoid drought stress,
    Daconil (chlorothalonil) will help also as a last resort.

    [Edited by excel25 on 08-24-2000 at 11:45 AM]
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    NO WAY should you apply a fungicide in any but the severest cases. That's totally anti-IPM.
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Ive got rust bad on my own lawn and one account.I applied a 20-4-16 slow realse about 2 months ago,so im surprised to see it.My kids are dragging it in the house and its all over my mower.Im holding out and apping another shot this week.I do not want to use fungicides at all on my own lawn,I have to use them at the golf course.

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