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How to Identify & Treat Dollar Spot Fungus

With summer in full swing, there are many concerns with managing a healthy and vibrant St. Augustine lawn. Even though temperatures are soaring above the 90-degree mark in Florida, the wetness from rain showers is not drying because humidity is staying at high levels, 85% and above on a consistent basis all day and through the night. This process ensures that lawns will stay wet for extended periods of time. Because of this, fungus can wreak havoc on a lawn.

People see spots of dead grass and assume its normal or that these spots are because the lawn is not getting enough water. Often these spots are actually Dollar Spot Fungus

 

How to treat dollar spot fungus Identify Dollar Spot Fungus in your Lawn

Like Grey Spot Fungus, Dollar Spot Fungus is another fungus that can threaten lawns in Florida. It is still present from the spring time because it has become resistant to many fungicides. Dollar Spot Fungus is predominantly present in lawns from fall through spring, but can still linger into early summer. It is identified by its circular dead spot pattern. Affected areas of damage can range from 1 inch in diameter to 6 inches in diameter, but connected spots can often make damage patterns larger.
With summer in full swing, there are many concerns with managing a healthy and vibrant St. Augustine lawn. Even though temperatures are soaring above the 90-degree mark in Florida, the wetness from rain showers is not drying because humidity is staying at high levels, 85% and above on a consistent basis all day and through the night. This process ensures that lawns will stay wet for extended periods of time. Because of this, fungus can wreak havoc on a lawn.
Like Grey Spot Fungus, Dollar Spot Fungus is another fungus that can threaten lawns in Florida. It is still present from the spring time because it has become resistant to many fungicides. Dollar Spot Fungus is predominantly present in lawns from fall through spring, but can still linger into early summer. It is identified by its circular dead spot pattern. Affected areas of damage can range from 1 inch in diameter to 6 inches in diameter, but connected spots can often make damage patterns larger.

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