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Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot is a lawn disease that affects a wide range of turf grasses throughout most of the year.  It is easy to identify but it’s a disease that is easier to prevent than fight the disease.  Dollar Spot looks like light tan roughly 3-8 cm circular patches on your lawn.  As the lawn disease progresses, the patches can bleed into each other to form large, irregular discoloured spots.

Dollar Spot thrives in conditions of dry soils and moist air and in lawns that are low fertility and densely thatched. To prevent Dollar Spot water your lawn deeply, but infrequently.  Fertilise in late Spring.  If your lawn does develop Dollar Spot a fungicide with a fertiliser application will repair the lawn.