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#2893480 - 08/02/12 12:25 AM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: fishboy1]
Paul Burns
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After reading about Fairy rings it is what I have no doubt, thanks for all the helpful information everyone.

Google has a lot of information about them and how to cope with them--cure might be harder to achieve. I will take soil sample--adjust ph level---water correctly then hope for the best.

Glad Its in my yard and not in the food plots......My boss Miss Karen might not agree with the last statement.

Never thought of mushroom spores as a problem
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#2893960 - 08/02/12 12:31 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: sharpshooter]
Diehard Hunter
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More than likely the result of fungal growth. The fungus body grows actively at the outer edges and can be very large (Some over a square mile in size for one individual). What you are seeing is the result of the fungal mycelium killing grass at the edges as it extracts nutrients from the grass. If it is a mushroom producing variety (Basidimycota) you will see the mushrooms in a ring along the outer edge in a ring commonly called a fairy ring. If it is a fungus that does not produce mushrooms, then you may never see it without some microscopic analysis.

As the lawn ages and the grass develops deeper root systems, the problem will go away. The fungus will still be there, but the grass will be strong enough to handle it.

How old is the lawn? Have you ever fertilized with starter fertilizer? If not I would suggest you do to stimulate root growth without stimulating top growth.
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#2893977 - 08/02/12 12:54 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Paul Burns
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It is about 10 years old before that it was a cow pasture for a long time. No I have never used anything but triple 12 or 15 as fertlizer and not much of that. Where the rings are there is no grass at all ---hope to put some k-31 tall fescue there this fall after it cools.
When my 10 year old nephew visits next week I am going to show the rings to him and tell him it's some sort of vodoo spell and that we need to put a fire ring in the center of it and cook some hot dogs and say some magical chants and they will go away before next year. he will like that I think---and I do hope they are gone by then.
I am going to get a couple of pics up soon. Funny looking.


Edited by Paul Burns (08/02/12 12:55 PM)
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#2894602 - 08/02/12 11:10 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: Paul Burns]
M.Simp
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Mr.Paul, You do live in Westport. lol All kinds of strange goin-ons around that neck of the woods. Mark
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#2895719 - 08/03/12 10:03 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: M.Simp]
TX300mag
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 Originally Posted By: M.Simp
Mr.Paul, You do live in Westport. lol All kinds of strange goin-ons around that neck of the woods. Mark


\:D Yeah, not so sure about what goes on north of the interstate. Especially east of 22!
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#2895735 - 08/03/12 10:24 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: TX300mag]
M.Simp
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 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
 Originally Posted By: M.Simp
Mr.Paul, You do live in Westport. lol All kinds of strange goin-ons around that neck of the woods. Mark


\:D Yeah, not so sure about what goes on north of the interstate. Especially east of 22!

This is very true!

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#2903442 - 08/10/12 11:30 PM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: sharpshooter]
biglefty20
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we had some rings of grass die on our baseball field and i cannot remember for the life of me what it was called....ill talk to the other coach and see what it was...was nothing we could do about it
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#2906492 - 08/14/12 07:10 AM Re: For the grass men--circles in the yard???? [Re: biglefty20]
basset
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Wait for the first good snowfall and see if you can write your name in it...
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