Dead grass with curvy shape on 2009 - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by edazanatta
June 3, 2010
Last year, our grass died on a strange curvy shape. (I can send you a picture) Somebody said the grass had

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010


Grubs feed on the roots of turfgrass and the grass turns brown and dies. If your lawn is damaged by grubs you'll be able to lift up the sod because it has no roots to hold it in place. What you describe sounds more like a fungal disease, sometimes called melting out or fading out. The fungi known as helminthosporium and curvularia are responsible for these diseases. To control, choose a fungicide that controls brown patch, dollar spot, copper spot, and pink patch, as well as the ?out? diseases caused by helminthosporium and curvularia and apply according to label directions.

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