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Old 04-23-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what this is? (photo attached)


See attached image. This ring formation has been gradually becoming more prominent each year, for the last three or four years.

My immediate hunch is that it would be some indication of an underground sewage tank or something, but I am actually on city waste water. No clue what this is. A couple years ago mushrooms were growing out of the ring shape. Or it's just dead grass. It started out with a faint outline but has gradually become bigger. As spring time hits here, this is what it looks like today. There are no odors or other symptoms, and none of my neighbors have any idea.

Thanks for any insight.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:21 PM   #2
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Is it possible that a previous occupant had some kind of planter in that area, maybe an herb garden, for fresh herbs for their culinary endeavours?

Maybe a close by compost bin, and mixing area.

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My guess would have been it was a kid's tether ball setup, but that would probably result in a full circle.


No wait, it's a baby crop circle!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

(Here's a full grown version)
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Maybe an old tree stump?
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Thanks but it is none of those things. Not crop circles either.
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If you prod down into it with a thin metal rod or something do hit anything or does it feel different that the rest of the lawn? It could be something buried, including debris or the remains of a stump or something.
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I have the shell of a wood stump in the garden that has a similar ring. It also had lots of mushrooms that apparently grow on something from the old tree & roots ( fr. decaying wood.)

As chrisn & lenaitch mentioned, it may be related to wood. You'd have to dig down to look for roots. I can see how as wood deteriorates, the chemicals could rise in the soil.

I also found Necrotic Ring Spot: http://extension.colostate.edu/topic...uegrass-2-900/

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Fido's little dog house was in the center and Fido was on a short leash. After years of running back and forth the soil is now so compacted that grass roots have difficulty taking hold. Turn the soil to aerate and maybe your horse shoe will go away.

Just a thought
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Any previous Colts fans at this address?
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Around here it is called Fairy Ring.

http://www.salisburygreenhouse.com/f...her-mushrooms/
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Around here it is called Fairy Ring.

http://www.salisburygreenhouse.com/f...her-mushrooms/
A professor of Plant Pathology @ UCDavis told me that only digging all roots out would get them up. Why didn't you tell me sooner?
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A professor of Plant Pathology @ UCDavis told me that only digging all roots out would get them up. Why didn't you tell me sooner?
I didn't know you then.
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The Fairy Ring concept...interesting. I wonder if that is possible or is that too supernatural?
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How about a lawn disease....such as red thread or.......?
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