Lawn Diseases

Leaf Smut

(Stripe Leaf Smut)

Leaf Smut
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Will cause spots that develop on the plant/grass blades, and it will be yellow. The yellowish streaks may appear between the veins of the blades, and the lawn may appear clumpy or patchy. In the worst form, it can lead to patchy death and browning of a lawn. Drought conditions and heat stress can speed up a lawns death. As the grass plant dies from one cause or another, smut spores form in the dead and dying grass blades. These are the survival form of the fungus, and they are black in color. Most home owner fined them unsightly as they spread by wind and water and may lie dormant in the winter for up to three years.