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I have a semi-circular area of grass that has died and in part seems to be growing fungus. The earth appears to have white bits in it. What is causing this?



Could be turf thatch fungal mycelium, or turf ophiobolus patch - any chance of a photograph of the area?

14 Jun, 2010


Thanks - I'll take a photo tomorrow and post it here. Do you want just the lawn or also a photo of the earth with the white/ash-coloured bits in?

15 Jun, 2010


Both if possible!

15 Jun, 2010


Hi Bamboo,

Here's a picture of the earth and the area. The dark area at the top is where I am attempting to re-seed the grass.

19 Jun, 2010


Where's the picture? Its not here, nor in your Photos.

19 Jun, 2010

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