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Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot is the name of a disease that effects certain type of grasses. It is named dollar spot because the disease resembles the size of a silver dollar, which are used to mark golf balls out on putting greens. The spots look like the color of dead straw. These spots occur in early summer to the early fall time frame. They are mostly prevalent during times where there is low rainfall. The grass types it effects the most are bluegrasses, bentgrasses, fescues, and zoysia.

These spots are usually 3-6 cm in diameter. If one were to mow the grass short, it will become obviously when the grass is infected, as the outline of the dollar spot shows up usually pretty early. If the grass is grown higher, in the morning, there will be a white fungus over the grass. This will indicate a dollar spot. The infected areas turn the dead straw color after the grass begins to dry after it was wet with dew from the morning. As it dries, not only does it turn the straw color, but the border turns reddish-brown. Individual blades are infected, and after they all dry, it gives the overall look of the dollar spot infection.

If you see the dollar spot disease on your lawn it is imperative that you take action so your entire landscape is not ruined. Pleasecontact our offices today!

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