Red Thread

angela20(z3-4, Cent ME)July 18, 2004

I have determined that I have red thread on my lawn (brown spots with fuscia pink/red splinters attached to the dead grass. From my research, it is advised to make sure your grass is well irrigated and has a good nitrogen supply. Can anyone give me some advise on how to treat these spots - I have aerated the area with my shoe spikes and I has also spread Uria Nitrogen on the area. Please pass along any other tips to get rid of there ugly brown spots?

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maineman(z5a ME)


By "brown spots" do you mean that there are areas of dead grass, or are you referring to dead spots on individual leaves of grass? Do you know what kinds or varieties of grass are in your lawn?


    Bookmark   July 19, 2004 at 3:55AM
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use alfalfa meal mixed with corn meal. You can buy it at most seed and feed stores.

compost applied on top and worked in everyyear would also work very well. Be sure the compost is aged compost and not fresh...

I would do a search as well in the organic section, I avoid commercial chemicals around my family's living areas.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2004 at 10:11PM
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bllmrtn(Z-4 Maine)

From past experiences with the little league fields, I thought overwatering was a cause of red thread. 1 inch of water per week is plenty.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 9:11PM
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lilyroseviolet(Maine 4and 5)

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 3:40PM
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