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Possible fungus?? Necrotic Rings??? see pic


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This pic was actually from the end of July. I've been swamped with work and haven't had a chance to get on here.

First I power Raked the lawn(s) and removed the thatch, Then I aerated the affected areas really well. I then put a generous layer of rye/bluegrass mix seed down and top coated with compost mix. I adjusted the watering schedules and after about 3-4 weeks I started to see results.

Thanks for all the great tips and ideas guys!!!!
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Very nice work!

Do you think you might be able to use those before and after pictures in your future marketing campaign? I bet that could really help.
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Yes, I already am using those now on a brochure as well as my website
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Necrotic ring spot is caused by a fungus that attacks the root system. symptoms will appear durring periods of drought and or heat stress. Extremely difficult to detect until damage has occurred. For that reason chemical control would not be a recomendation. Cultural control is the best way to combat, just like you did. Very nice. I wouldnt be as concerned about tracking the disease to other lawns with your mwing eqt. as I would with your culturatl eqt. ( Aerators, detatchers etc. ) Remeber NRS and the other patch diseases attack the roots and subside in the soil not on the foliage. Not uncommon to see disease in cooler dryer conditions as there are many, many pathogens that thrive on many different conditions.
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