White/Brown Patches - Looks like disease?

mark8967(6)May 14, 2013

I live in northern ct. Late last summer I began noticing whiteish brown patches in my lawn. These began to spread. I was diligent about fertilizing - used Scotts (1,2, 3, 4). This spring I noticed the patches were still spreading, even after fertilization (scotts step 1). I will be sending out a soil sample for analysis but would welcome any other suggestions for how to resolve. The lawn is also getting thinner in those areas - grass appears to eventually die there.

Thanks for the help!

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Do you have pets or a deer problem? It looks something like pee damage. It could be a fungus, are these patches have a red tinge, or brown tinge? or possibly white tinge? Are they in spirals or circles? Can't tell from your photo.

What happens when you rake out the dead grass, does it come back indicating top growth problem but crown of the grass plant is ok?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 8:55PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Good questions from boogey. Can you take another picture close up showing some blades of brown, green, and anything that looks like it might be halfway brown and green?

Looks like you have a mix of grasses. Do you know what the predominate grasses or mix is? I'm guessing fescue but is there any Kentucky bluegrass?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 11:01PM
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