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Stop pissing on your grass





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TheDrunkenTigah
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next step to fix my yard


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trident
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if it is st. aug you got those worms. iff you see little moths flying around your yard around dusk then you have them. Need some good pest killer. those frickers tore up my yard.





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The Mick
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the circle is definitely chinch bugs... Get some stuff at home depot and you'll be good to go.





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laangler21
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Did you fertilize or do anything before the spots came up? Could have burned it there if you hit it too hard with fertilizer. If not, then fertilize that shite and water a lot.





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Teague
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Brown spots in yard



NICE! You can stop mowing soon.






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nogoodjr
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What you have is called brown patch fungus. It is very common in late summer and early fall. Moist conditions combined with less heat and sunshine to keep the soil dry cause it.

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The portions of grass that are brown are dead and wont "turn back to green". A good test would be to pull on the brown blades, if they pull free easily as if rotted off at the base then it is definetly fungus. Treatment is to treat with a fungicide. Granular is preferable, but spray can work. It's not inexpensive.

I live in a wooded area with lots of shade and my St. Augustine gets infected every fall to some degree. I quit trying to fight it. Some areas die but the grass will be brown (dormant) in a month anyway. When the spring time comes around, rake the areas and remove all infected thatch. Then fertilize and the grass will grow back and be healthy and thriving by late April or May.






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Lago Tiger
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I've got the same thing .
I think it's classic crop circles






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4X4DEMON
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Have recently entered into a prank war?





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thedice20
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looks like St. Augustine aids... srs





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guttata
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definitely brown patch fungus. You need a fungucide and apply it very liberally. I've had it a couple times and after a few applications and patience, it will go away.





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Tigris
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the circle is definitely chinch bugs


I assumed that and treated it for months and lost most of my lawn. It was brown spot fungus. The OP could have chinch bugs but it would be a mistake to make that assumption and not treat for fungus. I have to treat for fungus at least every 2 months or it takes off again; maybe because I've got a small front yard that is completely surrounded by woods.






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dpark
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Brown patch get you a fungicide out before it spreads even more





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KG6
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Nodust
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What you have is called brown patch fungus. It is very common in late summer and early fall. Moist conditions combined with less heat and sunshine to keep the soil dry cause it.

Nailed it.

OP- chinch bugs only a problem during hot summer months. You need a fungicide. Spectricide is a brand name not a type of fungicide. Something with chlorothalonil(daconil) would work. Not sure if big box stores will have what you need. May want to try a lawn care store.






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Nodust
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Have recently entered into a prank war?

Or could be this.






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cpsilo1
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How many times should one put down the fungicide? I did it about a month ago and it doesn't look like it's improved.

I guess around springtime of this year (I could be off on the timing), I started noticing the yellow patches and weeds popping up alot.

Here's a few overhead shots of the yard:

lawn and weeds

I took the 2 overhead pictures from the north side of my house, so the entire yard is exposes to alot of sun the majority of the day (not sure if that has anything to do with it or not). But in the areas that receive shade (where fence is blocking, trees are shading, etc.) there are no yellow patches.


Thx.






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Art Vandelay
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Have recently entered into a prank war?



Or could be this.
doesn't seem to be in the shape of a penis so I would say no.






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