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what's this stuff on the grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bodisatvah, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. bodisatvah

    bodisatvah LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    this week, i noticed some odd grayish patches of grass. not too big, about 1 foot in diameter max. not all accounts have it but plenty of them do.

    do you know what this is?
    is it harmful?
    how do you get rid of it?

    sorry, no pic's.
  2. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    really need pics to help...
  3. gavin478

    gavin478 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Sounds like the start of grubs or some sort of insects, they usually leave behind foot diameter dead patches
  4. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I'm looking at a Lesco Disease Chart, could be Summer Patch or Pythium Blight. Just guessing without any photos and even then it's a guess. Go on line to a college hort. extension site and you may get an answer.
  5. dubblet125

    dubblet125 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    im thinking slime mold, but like already said its hard to tell without pictures.
  6. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 369

    Is grasss drying up ? declining in health,are the properties dry ,sunny, shady,lots of rain ? could just be p, mildew.
  7. NJT

    NJT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Powdery mildew.

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