lawn problems - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, Ca
Question by fvesce
June 30, 2010
First year one side of our lawn is reddish brown and burnt, dry looking in strip in the middle. Tried raking, reseeding and extra water but no luck.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


What you describe sounds like red thread, a fungal disease. You might take a sample of the affected turf to your cooperative extension office or Master Gardener Clinic for positive diagnosis. Fungicides can help if your lawn does have red thread.

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