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Dollar Spot
  • Affects all common turf grass; is most active during warm, humid weather on nitrogen deficient yards.
  • Starts as silver dollar sized spots of dead turf, can spread to 3-6 inches in diameter and blend together.
  • On Kentucky bluegrass, dead spots are hourglass shaped with distinct reddish-brown margins.
  • On ryegrass and fescue, lesion has a reddish-brown base and shriveled tips
  • In the early morning, active fungus appears as a cottony growth.
  • Keep yard fertilized (not too much, see pythium blight) and apply fertilizer in late May/early July to commonly affected areas.
  • Adhere to recommended watering patterns.
Gray Leaf Spot and Helminthosporium
  • Affects all turf grass but both are especially hard on perennial rye grass.
  • Very destructive and can decimate large areas of turf in short amount of time.
  • High humidity and heat encourage growth.
  • Gray leaf spot: starts as small, reddish-brown patches 1-2 inches in diameter and enlarge quickly. Blades have brown, oval lesions with tan centers or gray spots with yellow halos.
  • Gray leaf spot often appears in lawns that are mowed too high (>3.5 inches), overfertilized with nitrogen, and/or watered during the day.
  • Helminthosporium: distinct, dark, purplish red leaf spots with tan centers enlarge until the whole blade is infected. After spreading to the crown, they turf appears to melt away.
  • Helminthosporium: mow properly, water deeply and infrequently, manage thatch, and plant disease resistant strains of grass.