Grass fungus

Asked April 21, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT

Can you identify what's on our grass from the attached picture? It's white and seems to be powdery since it leaves a bit of a white cloud when we mow over it. We assume it's a fungus but don't know what to do about it,. It's only in a small area close to our white pine trees and is shade grass. Many thanks.

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1 Response

We can't see the photos clearly enough so say for sure, but your description of the cloud of spores suggests a slime mold. Read this from our website: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/slime-mold-lawns

Many lawn also suffered burn in the last freezes and the white areas on your photos may be that--or merely light reflection.

At any rate, you don't need to do anything.

ECN