Dollar Spot Fungus is an ugly, pesky nuisance to the health and beauty of your yard. It attacks your well-manicured lawn quickly, and when you expect it the least. Fungicides are almost always applied on a curative basis for controlling dollar spot fungus. Both contact and penetrant fungicides are effective in controlling this disease. At AELMI, we have an abundance of available treatment programs that can help you treat your lawn for Dollar Spot Fungus, or any of the other hosts of pesky weeds and pests that have declared war on your beautiful lawn! Not sure if you have Dollar Spot Fungus in your yard? Check out these helpful facts about Dollar Spot, then call AELMI at 678.840.4449 to rid your yard of ugly fungus!
- Dollar spot fungus starts out as small honey-colored circles that are about the size of a silver dollar. Left untreated, it will start to form larger brown patches.
- Dollar spot fungus usually grows when the night time temperatures reach 68 degrees or higher, and the turf stays moist and damp from high humidity or afternoon or late-night showers. This versatile disease will infest yards with different degrees of fertility (green) and is not picky.
- Mycelia, or the vegetative part of the fungus, may be present in Dollar Spot Fungi. The Mycelia’s appearance looks like thread-like webbing in an infected area, especially in heavy dew.
- The most severe cases of Dollar Spot Fungus occur on turf that is receiving closely-spaced summer irrigation. The disease may also occur on non-irrigated turf when humidity is high from prolonged muggy periods of summer weather.
- The fungus spreads via mycelium on infected plant parts (mostly grass or shrubbery clippings). Mycelium may also be carried by the wind, water, or on turf equipment and shoes.
- Dollar spot acts in the same manner on grass like Athlete’s foot acts for people. The environmental moisture, warmth, darkness all create an environment where this unwanted pest can wreak havoc on your once-beautiful lawn.