Summer Patch treatment
I moved into this house with an established (Chem Lawn Ugggh) last year. I have been 100% organic since applying the compost , teas and grains as needed. Most of the lawn looks IMO but there is a problem spot in the south facing park strip. Initially I thought it was grubs because the damage looked like what had happened in one of our previous yards. The thing that gets me is I've never seen a grub. I've watered deeply, done the soap soak, four (very expensive) application of nemotodes, been down on my hands and knees with a flashlight and have never seen a grub. So I did a trusty google search for "similar damage to grubs" and got a hit for summer patch and the symptoms seem like exactly what I'm looking at. I did some looking around and found some older pictures of the house before we bought (click the this link may be useful at the end of my post you can zoom in on the picture too). I would have posted a picture from this year but I hacked it up pretty good looking for grubs.
you can see the damage in the park strip ).
Its in the same spot every year.
So since treating for grubs didn't fix it, I'm thinking of trying to treat the summer patch fungus...
What can work? I'm going to try some corn meal for the anti fungal properties but this year is another loss... I have another shipment of nemotodes coming tomorrow but I think I'm just flushing money on the nemotodes. Any other anti fungal things to try besides corn meal
I'm not looking for a quick fix just hoping next year will be better.
Here is a link that might be useful: google maps picture