Lawn Fungus Frustration...

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Blog entry by Mark posted 06-26-2011 11:35 PM 10060 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keep trying to get to the “perfect lawn” year-after-year, but I’ve run into a recurring fungus problem that I just cannot seem to abolish. I came close this year, but started the preventative fungicide treatments too late. In fact, I only became aware that this was definitely a fungus about 2 years ago—it wasn’t at all obvious to me that it wasn’t insect damage, which is what my “untrained eye” initially saw.

And I guess what’s particularly surprising is that last fall, I completely reworked the lawn areas near my driveway. Brand new top soil (a lot of it as I had to elevate the lawn by about 4-5 inches in this area) and brand new seed – and the same fungus problem still returned in the same areas!

I know what to do now – I’m just venting a little bit here… ;-)

For me, it’s going to be about recurring fungicide treatment for this particular fungus starting early next spring. And I need to treat every couple of weeks during this summer to minimize spreading as well.

I wrote a more complete article with background, research, lots of photos and some of the basic remediation techniques that can be used to minimize lawn fungus impact on my web site at if anyone cares to take a look.

But for now – I’ll leave this posting with a before (aka: “beautiful”) and two after photos.

I think you’ll agree – it’s day and night!

-- Mark, Jersey Shore,

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posted 06-27-2011 04:43 AM

oh my, yes, that is a “day and night” contrast.

I hope your plan is effective and you can get back to the “beautiful stage” quickly.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 06-27-2011 06:00 AM

sorry about this, I feel for you! how aggravating this is!! here in FL we have to fight with grass fungus just about all year round, and if not the fungus then the weeds :-/
Thanks for the link to your article.

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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