I am new to the program and am trying to convert my lawn, starting with the front yard. My lawn is 4 yrs old now, but since yr. 1, I have noticed a browning/yellowing of the blades about the end of spring every year (and it has spread year on year). The lawn will start out looking great
but then the fungus reactivates eventually.
Upon taking a closer look at the blades, they appear to have cigarette-type burn spots. I have been told it's a type of fungus. I have used malathyon(sp?) which seemed to work last year, but I did not want to get hooked on this treatment for obvious reasons. Also, I have been told that you can't get rid of the fungus, only control it.
This year I decided to put organic products on the yard: lava sand and hoticulture cornmeal. I still have the problem, especially since the rain we had in the last couple of weeks in the N. Texas area. I reapplied the HCM after the heavy rains and it the fungus seems to be retreating.
Does this sound like I have fungus? What should I do differently?
Thanks for your help!
BTW, I bought my horticulture corn meal (Alliance Milling) at Russell Feed Store in Lake Worth...$14.99/ 50 lb. bag