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Old 05-22-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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Lawn suddenly has brown spots


I overseeded last fall and the lawn looked great. This spring the lawn was coming in good until about 2 weeks ago. Brown dead spots in the grass the size of a volley ball started to appear. I fertilized with natural fertilizer about 2 months ago and also put down a little lime. It seems to be spreading pretty quick

I am trying to make it to the cooperative extension for help but have a hard time getting a day off of work to go there.

Any ideas what is going on with my lawn?
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White grubs? The date is about right for your location. Late May is the last feeding push prior to metamorphosis (to Japanese beetle). Try to lift the turf in the affected areas.

The pattern is very regular though, which is puzzling...
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I actually spoke to my cooperative extension and found out it is Red Thread fungus. Not so bad. It only happens under specific conditions and does not kill the roots. Should grow back in a few weeks
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