What is this killing my grass?

trassierJune 6, 2014

Over the past few days I have noticed 5 spots like this on my grass. Each spot is about 5 inches around and after a few days the affected blades of grass turn black. Is this an insect or a fungus? Anyone know how to treat this?

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trassier

This is what it looks like a few days later.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 1:24PM
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joneboy(7)

That is a slime mold usually will not kill grass. Mowing or raking will help knock the spores off the leaf blade. Make sure not to overwater.

Here is a link that might be useful: Slime mold

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 4:53AM
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trassier

Thank you Joneboy! We have had a lot of rain and heavy dew in my area. Thank you for the link and information.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:08PM
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