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rusty grass

Posted by johnaw z5 OHIO (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 4, 09 at 6:31

We all know what causes rust on grass but what do you do to prevent it?

I feel that my grass is looking brown because of the rust it has. Would that cause it to look peal green? To me it looks sick. It does not have that dark green look which makes grass look beautiful.

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RE: rusty grass

Rust + light green sounds like excessive irrigation.

Been raining a lot in OH?

Preventing rust is fighting mother nature sometimes with her rains. The only prevention is to introduce new rust resistant cultivars into your lawn by over seeding or renovation.

During spring when it's cool, you can maintain a shorter lawn during spring rains to allow the grass to dry out sooner. Nitrogen also remedies rust. During heat, mowing short AND nitrogen can cause even more browning of the grass. All you can do now is wait for the sun and wind to dry your lawn.

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