I am getting brown patches in my lawn as not in images attached. What course...

Asked June 8, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

I am getting brown patches in my lawn as not in images attached. What course of action would you recommend?

Frederick County Maryland lawns and turf fungal disease red thread

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Your lawn is suffering from a fungal disease known as 'red thread'. Your lawn should grow out of the problem as summer progresses. Although it's a little late to apply fertilizer now, you should be sure to apply the proper amount of nutrients this fall.
The following publications may be helpful:
http://extension.umd.edu/learn/lawn-disease-red-thread-tall-fescue
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/lawns/lawn-care-ten-best-management-practices
LS