August 19 - Rusty Lawn Season

August 19 - Rusty Lawn Season is upon us. Are your shoes getting covered in an yellow-orange-brown dust when you stroll through your yard? That dust in your yard and in the air is actually a kind of fungus known as rust. Late summer nitrogen depletion due to excess evening moisture have increased the fungus to develop in the greater Northeast Ohio area in the past two weeks. You might think a fungus should be controlled with a fungicide but researchers and The Pattie Group suggest a treatment of high nitrogen content fertilizer, a fresh cut and bagging to control spores.

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