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Old 03-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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white tips on grass?


I applied Scott's Turfbuilder with Halts crabgrass preventer. 4 days later I am noticing that the tips of a lot of the grass blades have a white powdery substance on them, sort of like an ash.

Is this normal?
Did I over-fertilize?
What are my options if I did over fertilize?

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I did the same with crabgrass preventer a couple weeks ago, and am having the same reaction, but only on the crab grass and the fescue. The bermuda and st. augustine don't seem to be affected.

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It's powdery mildew....it can be caused by over fertilizing and/or combination of high moisture.,....probably over fertilizing in your case. Don't water your yard...it can cause the grass to die...but usually dries out and will be gone in a week or so.
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