The size can be from a few inches
to a few feet in size.
Cause of Problem:
This fungus is attracted to the
lawn because of the rapid lush new growth of a high nitrogen feed lawn.
The chemical fertilizer kills off
all beneficial bacteria and attracts these harmful bacteria and fungus.
The root cause of all fungal
diseases is dead soil.
Over fertilized soil, improperly
cared for soil, will die and along with it goes the support system needed by
to grow healthy and disease free.
The city water you use has
chlorine (usually) added to it to control bacteria in the water. It is this very
anti-bacterial water that kills off all beneficials in the soil further adding to the
damage caused by chemical usage. Get a good chlorine garden filter or
make your own from a good shower filter.
Get a in-line feeding unit that supplies bacteria back to soil.
The Organic Solution:
Take better care of your soil!
Top dress with compost several
times per year.
Top dress with rock dust several
times per year.
Aerate each time before
topdressing is done.
Composted horse manure makes a
good lawn topdressing.
Avoid using all chemical
fertilizers, etc on the lawn.
A good lawn compost formula:
mix together the following:
4 parts Horse manure
1 part Rabbit or llama manure
4 parts Compost
1 part Alfalfa meal
1 part Coffee grinds
1 part Rock Dust
Blend together. Make into a pile. Cover with a tarp and allow to sit for one week. Then
turn pile over. Let sit for another week. Do this for one month. Pile is ready to apply to
lawn. spread evenly over lawn area. water in well or allow to be rained on. Save some to
make compost tea with.