dead grass
Last summer, we had sod put in and our grass looked great. We did get a lot of mushroom growth however, but otherwise, it was green and lush. This past spring, it took a long time greening up, and some areas are still dead. Now, despite the fact that we water regularly and fertilized according to a recommended schedule, our grass is not very green, has a lot of dead grass mixed in, and many large patches of dead or dying grass. What gives? What should we do now?
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Sounds like you may have cared for it too well. Sounds like the problem is what they call brown spot, a fungal condition. Fungal diseases spread under warm, dark, moist conditions. Never water lawns except during early morning light hours. At this point, when the lawn greens up in cooler weather and we have some rains, assess the lawn and plan to overseed with a blend of tall turf-type fescues. In the past, I have allowed bluegrass fescue lawns to aestivate (hibernate) in the summer by not watering at all and only fertilizing in late summer to early fall. This plus mowing high and often will encourage deep roots and thick turf.

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