Brown Patch – On Fescue and Other Grasses (close up pictures)

Q: In October we installed fescue sod over our entire yard. It remained absolutely beautiful until May. It seems that overnight it got big brown patches. After closer review under a magnifying glass it looks like the blades of grass are rotting right at the root.

A: The brown border around the tan spots on the leaf blades is a definitive sign for brown patch disease.

In my experience, overwatering and/or overfertilizing are the common causes of this disease.

You can prevent and control the disease with thiophanate – methyl (Infuse Lawn & Landscape Granules) (click for sources) or propiconazole (Bioadvanced Fungus Control for Lawns) (click for sources).

Diagnosing Brown Patch

Brown Patch

Brown Patch of Turfgrass

brown patch on fescue

brown patch on fescue

brown patch on fescue

brown patch on fescue

brown patch on centipede

brown patch on fescue

brown patch on centipede

brown patch on St Augustine

brown patch on zoysia

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