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    Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Looking for some suggestions for my lawn. I am starting to get small circular brown spots in different ares of my lawn. Not sure if it could be a fungus or what. The areas in my lawn were under stress due to a lack of water. I wanted to sprinkle but it has been too windy to do that. I also have been told you should not water into the evening because that causes fungus. Recently we received about 1/2 inch of rain and now my spots are showing. The spots are a little larger than a hat. Some even have brown lines coming off the spots.

    Here are some facts about my lawn and maintence of:

    -I live in des moines
    -I mulch mow my yard at 3" in height year around
    -I use Scotts four step program. I apply my steps around the four different holidays: Easter, Memorial day, July 4th, and Labor day. I apply a fifth step around halloween-Scotts Winterizer.
    -I try to water my lawn as much as needed. I like a green healthy lawn. I do not have a sprinkle system. I do it the old fashioned way with hose and sprinklers.
    -The part of my lawn that faces southeast is the area that has the most spots. This area is in the open sun, no shade.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Probably brown spot. Maybe a fusarium. It thrives in dry heat. I would get a fungicide at home depot or lowes that is very broad spectrum. I really ike tebuconazone. Prothioconozole is best but very expensive. The key is to get one that hAs the largest spectrum.

    If you have actual dead areas- they're dead and a fungicide probably won't revive it this year so you may plan to overseed heavily in thiose areas this fall.

    If you need a quick patch up - I like annual ryegrass because it it relentless and dies off so I can reseed when its the right time.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Other thought, do you have a dog?



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Do you apply a season-long grub killer?

    In the past, we've have grubs in our yard that feast on the roots of the grass, causing localized brown spots.

    Scotts GrubEx1 does the trick for us.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Check the brown areas for tiny pink or whit fuzz balls. Also look dor red threads. These are common with stressed grass. In both cases grass will come back. I forget what the rings are but if I recall correctly it just keeps spreading unless you traet it if that is what u have. Pics help. But inspect the areas closely for any signs of unusual coloring. If blue grass it could just be dormant.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Sorry, here are some pictures. Thanks for the suggestions so far!



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Dog pee?



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

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    Dog pee?
    Dog pee wouldn't have that shape I don't think.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by TDclones View Post
    Looking for some suggestions for my lawn. I am starting to get small circular brown spots in different ares of my lawn. Not sure if it could be a fungus or what. The areas in my lawn were under stress due to a lack of water. I wanted to sprinkle but it has been too windy to do that. I also have been told you should not water into the evening because that causes fungus. Recently we received about 1/2 inch of rain and now my spots are showing. The spots are a little larger than a hat. Some even have brown lines coming off the spots.

    Here are some facts about my lawn and maintence of:

    -I live in des moines
    -I mulch mow my yard at 3" in height year around
    -I use Scotts four step program. I apply my steps around the four different holidays: Easter, Memorial day, July 4th, and Labor day. I apply a fifth step around halloween-Scotts Winterizer.
    -I try to water my lawn as much as needed. I like a green healthy lawn. I do not have a sprinkle system. I do it the old fashioned way with hose and sprinklers.
    -The part of my lawn that faces southeast is the area that has the most spots. This area is in the open sun, no shade.
    Sounds like Brown Spot.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Could be clay deposits under the grass. If they tend to appear in the same areas after some dry bouts thats prob what it is.


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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    Do you apply a season-long grub killer?

    In the past, we've have grubs in our yard that feast on the roots of the grass, causing localized brown spots.

    Scotts GrubEx1 does the trick for us.
    I'd check for grubs as well.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    I opened this thread will all sorts of ideas... croquet, bags, ladder golf, washers, kubb, bocce, horseshoes, lawn darts... turns out it wasn't "lawn spoRts" you wanted suggestions for.

    In which case... sorry man... I got my own lawn problems so you probably don't want my advice.

    Hopefully your brown spots go away and as well as my weeds that I just sprayed with weed b gon after mowing today.



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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by WeedCyntist View Post
    I'd check for grubs as well.
    Ditto.




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    Re: Lawn spots...help, suggestions



    read this post quickly - it might not last long

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    Re:Lawn spots...help, suggestions

    Grubs.



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