How to Get Rid of Dollar Spot Fungus


There are many reasons you’ll find brown patches on your lawn. The dollar spot fungus is one of the easier causes to identify because it is aptly named after the silver dollar-sized patches it leaves. You’ll find it in the early spring through late fall, especially when the ground is dry but the air is humid. And it’s common on cool and warm-season grasses and most aggressive on golf course turf.

How to Get Rid of Dollar Spot Fungus

Unfortunately, it’s s easier to prevent dollar spot fungus than fight the disease, but if it’s already too late for your lawn, there are a few things you can do, and you can take notes for next year.

  • Use an anti-fungal product on your lawn
  • Fertilize your lawn to make it healthier
  • Avoid watering in the late afternoon and evening

How to Prevent Dollar Spot Fungus

Using preventative measures is the best way to fight off dollar spot fungus.

Water deeply, but infrequently. You can prevent dollar spot fungus by watering less frequently but for longer to make sure your grass roots are getting the water. This is essential to your grass’s health anyway, so it’s a win-win.

Aerate your lawn. Dollar spots thrive on unhealthy lawns. Make sure your roots are getting plenty of air by aerating your lawn, which will make your grass stronger and provide less space for an invasive fungus or weed.

Fertilize. In the late springtime, apply nitrogen-fertilizer to make your grass as strong and healthy as possible. Dollar spot fungus frequently shows up in the early summer, so taking extra care of your lawn now can help prevent issues.

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