Flooded grass - Fungus? - Pictures Included
Hello Everyone! Long time reader and first time poster.
Recently while repairing an old well/sprinkler pump I managed to significantly flood my lawn in the area multiple times. Now, 3-4 weeks later it seems that the affected grass has started to die off. The grass in the area is relatively new as I had laid new sod about 16 weeks ago - the sod had taken nicely and was firmly rooted before this happened.
Im trying to figure out what is going on and what I should do about it? The one hypothesis I came up with is that the large amounts of moisture introduced a fungus to the nearby grass - maybe TARR.
If this is the case, it seems my best option would be to top dress the area with peat moss? What do you guys think? I have also included some pics.
FYI - I live in south florida and am dealing with st.augustine grass - palmetto