Bermuda Grass – Circular Dead Spots

Q: We are having problems with circular dead spots on our Bermuda grass. We have tried fungicide and anything else recommended by our lawn service. What are your suggestions? 

A: To my mind, circles of dead grass indicate a fungus that is slowly reproducing and enlarging. This is very characteristic of brown patch disease. Rather than spend any more money on a problem you’re not sure has been correctly identified, it’s easy to send a sample of grass to the University of Georgia disease laboratory and have the situation properly diagnosed. Call your local Extension office (800 ASKUGA 1) to get directions on how to collect and submit a sample.

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