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Lawn Disease??

Hi guys,

 

One for the lawn care pros- does it look like a fungal disease in the picture?

 

The area is under a couple of pine trees. It has always struggled but I had it looking quite nice this summer but now these patches are appearing.

What would you recommend? I was going to give it a dose of Iron!

 

Many thanks

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  • It looks like red thread which is caused by nitrogen deficincy .give it a good autumn feed of a npk fest should cure it

     

    • PRO

      Hi Ken, thanks for your reply!

      I was considering giving it a feed but I was concerned incase it was something more like Fusarium - so the feed might make it worse?! 

      It's due another feed soon so I'll give it a go.

       

      Cheers

       

       

  • PRO

    Don't go too high on N at this time of year - it will do more damage than good, leading to more diseases. Needs to be an autumn feed promoting root growth. We're using a 6-5-10+FE as an example.

    Next spring give it a good dose of Nitrogen. Also a preventative fungicide around Mar/April could be a good idea.

    • PRO

      Thanks Andrew!

      I have a similar feed so will go down that route! Would you do a separate iron spray to harden it off? 

      I was thinking of mixing a little seaweed in with the iron??!

       

      Many thanks

  • PRO

    Yes you could do some iron and seaweed as well. We've iron and other bits in the granular formulation so don't need to do a separate spray in the main. A good aeration would help also.

  • PRO Supplier

    Seaweed has great anti-fungal properties. A little and often will give it a degree of protection and not least health benefits to fight off any attack.

    A sprinkle of NPK to give grass energy to fight and a dose of seaweed will help......

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