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Spring through fall lawn diseases

Spring-Through-Fall Lawn Diseases

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Fairy Rings Caused by more than 50 varieties of fungus, the rings vary in size and appearance but all form in damp conditions in soil that is high in woody organic matter, which is usually from buried debris or tree stumps. Look for: Rings of fast-growing, dark-green grass with centers composed of weeds, thin turf, or dead grass.¬†Midsummer and fall rings are more apt to be composed of dead grass….

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The Origin of “Fairy Ring”

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Photo by Dr. Van Cline, Agronomist, The Toro Company The term “fairy ring” dates back to 1599 and comes from the folk belief that the rings were made by fairies or pixies dancing in a circle and wearing out the grass.