red dust - Knowledgebase Question

Dearborn Heights, Mi
Question by priebes2000
August 8, 2009
when we walk on our lawn our shoes and feet turn orange what is this cause from and how do we fix it. is it a funges

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2009


Lawn rust looks like very small, rust colored spores on the leaf blades. It can give the lawn an orange-yellow cast. It does sound like your lawn has rust. Rust is prevalent when the weather is warm and the lawn is moist for an extended period. Rust is most common on Kentucky Bluegrass and ryegrass, but it can occur on any lawn. The best defense against rust is a good offense; fertilize your lawn to keep it healthy and mow on a regular schedule.

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