Rust on Tall Fescue

oberciMay 21, 2014

So my lawn is covered in rust, and although I've done a search, I'm not sure how to address the issue.

My current care practices include watering 1" whenever the lawn seems to need a good watering (I tend to underwater more than overwater). I set the sprinklers to run around 6 am so that they are off by 9 am--trying not to water at night but also want to be done before it heats up. I mow 1-2x a week. In February I started to add alfalfa pellets on the first of every month.

We've had crazy weather, some extremely hot days, then rain, then wind, hot again...all over the place. And the lawn has been drying out in places more quickly but I'm so afraid to overwater that I may be under watering. Not sure how to gauge how often to deep water.

So back to the rust...what to do?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
yardtractor1

Rust is normally not fatal but can be a contributor to the demise of already stressed turf. The best defense against damage is a healthy lawn. The cure is to get the turf to outgrow it. Apply a fast release nitrogen. Milorganite is a good organic source of WSN. Bagging clippings and washing the mower deck after mowing can help.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 9:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Objective Proof for Organic vs. Non-organic?
I have always been in the camp of, "Feed the soil,...
chaoticut
Thatch Problem?
I'll be having the lawn aerated next week and I was...
nickrosesn
Basic Outline to Follow for Organic Lawn Care
I have made earlier post describing the problems I...
claga
Increasing height of celebration bermuda
Our lawn was sodded with bermuda celebration a bit...
trussin.22
So how out of touch are we????
Years ago, during one of those PBS marathon fundraisers,...
bossyvossy
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™