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Dollar Spot

Dollar spot is a fungal disease of lawns that causes small brown 'dollar size' patches on lawns.

Identifying

Dollar spot is a fungal disease of lawns that causes small (approx 3–5cm) brown patches. Dollar spot is most commonly found on closely mowed turfgrasses

The disease occurs from early spring through to autumn, but is most active under conditions of high humidity and warm daytime temperatures.

Fungal disease on lawns are exacerbated by stress caused by draught, poor drainage, low soil fertility, soil pH and excessively low cutting.

Solving

To control dollar spot apply Thiram Fungus Control onto your lawn every 10-14 days. Small areas can be spot treated with PLANThealth Rose Force.

Feed well with LawnPro Feed & Flourish to encourage healthy grass growth.

Fungal diseases on lawns are exacerbated by stress caused by draught, poor drainage, low soil fertility, soil pH and excessively low cutting. Try to address any ways that your lawn may be under stress; improve drainage if over wet, water if over dry, adjust soil pH to 6.5-7.0 or raise the cutting height of your lawn mower.

Did you know

Dollar spot is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia homoeocarpa.

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