2nd year in a row lawn dying need help
Hi all attached picture shows my issue. this is the second year this grass has died off in the same exact spot.
I dug about a foot down and found nothing out of the ordinary. there are a few other spots in the lawn that died the same way.
I fertilize 3 times a year and always mow on the highest setting. I do not water the lawn unless I planted something or have fertilized. the area you see only receives sun about 6 hours a day. it does not appear to be drought-stressed to me as adjacent areas of grass are fine. all non affected areas of my lawn are now a lush green.
it appears to be a fungus but I'm reluctant to apply fungicide as a preventative measure next year
both years this is happened I have observed no unusual insect activity.
I have more pictures available some that are closer if necessary to help identify this problem. I have seeded the area again but I know next June this will likely happen again I am at my wits end and do not know how to prevent this issue.
I appreciate any insight anyone could provide.