Dollar spot is a lawn disease that favors Kentucky Bluegrass. However, in reality it can affect any type of grass. It is active during the growing season, spring through fall.
What does it look like?
The grass dies in small areas, typically spots that are 1” to 5” in diameter. The spots can grow together and create a larger diseased area of lawn. The spots are usually a bleached-out or straw color. In the morning, a white fungus may appear on the affected areas.
Take your time in determining what caused your lawn problem. This fungus is often mistaken for damage from a dull lawn mower blade, damage due to a drought and dog urine damage.
The following conditions favor this lawn fungus..........
How do I eradicate this lawn fungus?
If the above methods don't work, you may need to apply a fungicide. Before you purchase it, be sure to read the label and make sure it controls dollar spot. Always read the directions before using any type of chemical. Only apply the chemical to the affected areas. Also, at some point you may need to repair your lawn.
St. Augustine Grass - A warm season grass common in the Gulf Coast area.