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Old 07-12-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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Given the time of year in all the rain we had up until recently my guess would be fungus. How do you treat it with any fungus control up to this point?
First, Spectracide Immunox. One application in May.

Then, Bayer Advanced Fungus Control. Three applications in June.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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Ugh. I've got brown patch all over my lush Bermuda. So does every nieghbor. The high humidity/dew point is keeping the fungus around.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Eagle 20EW. Google it, Amazon it, Buy it. Stuff is strong, stinks, but works like a champ! Get a $2 hand spray bottle from Home Depot or the like, know your measurements to mix it, and spot treat that way if you want.


If you're against the whole chemical approach - Neem Oil works well too. Not as well as Eagle, but does a pretty decent job (in my experience). It's basically pine tree oil. I think Bonicide (sp?) sells it, and likely can be found in your nearest nursery.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Eagle 20EW. Google it, Amazon it, Buy it. Stuff is strong, stinks, but works like a champ! Get a $2 hand spray bottle from Home Depot or the like, know your measurements to mix it, and spot treat that way if you want.


If you're against the whole chemical approach - Neem Oil works well too. Not as well as Eagle, but does a pretty decent job (in my experience). It's basically pine tree oil. I think Bonicide (sp?) sells it, and likely can be found in your nearest nursery.
I'll give that neem oil a shot. I put more fertilizer down which helped a little.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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You don't want to put down nitrogen right now if it's hot where you are (say, ironite and the like). Can burn it up in this heat. If you want to feed the lawn organically right now, I'd say soybean meal, as it's loaded with fats and proteins that lawns love, and very little nitrogen. But be warned, it stinks like hot garbage after a couple of days for a day or two.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Actually having better results this season with Scott’s Disease EX over Bayer Advanced Fungus Control.


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First, Spectracide Immunox. One application in May.

Then, Bayer Advanced Fungus Control. Three applications in June.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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What kind of fertilizer did you put down in mid July?


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I'll give that neem oil a shot. I put more fertilizer down which helped a little.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Holy drought, Batman. Hasn't rain in a couple of weeks, my front lawn is in dormancy even with once a week soaking from the sprinklers. Don't even have to cut this week. Still looking nicer than my neighbors though

I just realized that I've had maybe one patch of crabgrass sprouted this year, easily handled with a few spray from Ortho and/or the old hand pulling. And that's with only a March pre-emergent down, in the previous years I've had to drop pre-emergent in June as well. So the lawn is definitely mostly taking care of itself! Hoping that next year it'll be even less work!
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Problem is people’s lawns are typically not getting sufficient water in the summer so the may be turning brown and they then think it needs fertilizer.

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You don't want to put down nitrogen right now if it's hot where you are (say, ironite and the like). Can burn it up in this heat. If you want to feed the lawn organically right now, I'd say soybean meal, as it's loaded with fats and proteins that lawns love, and very little nitrogen. But be warned, it stinks like hot garbage after a couple of days for a day or two.

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Old 07-22-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Getting inches and inches of rain here the past couple of days.

Was too wet in the early spring, then went through a dry spell, now back to 5-7 days of rain.


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Holy drought, Batman. Hasn't rain in a couple of weeks, my front lawn is in dormancy even with once a week soaking from the sprinklers. Don't even have to cut this week. Still looking nicer than my neighbors though

I just realized that I've had maybe one patch of crabgrass sprouted this year, easily handled with a few spray from Ortho and/or the old hand pulling. And that's with only a March pre-emergent down, in the previous years I've had to drop pre-emergent in June as well. So the lawn is definitely mostly taking care of itself! Hoping that next year it'll be even less work!
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