Thoughts on recent fall Reno and Ref Thread?

Cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue & Rye
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Zcape35
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Thoughts on recent fall Reno and Ref Thread?

Post by Zcape35 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:40 pm

My first reno is complete and I learned a lot of valuable lessons. The first is that I wished I had found this forum prior to the seeding stage. Here is the lawn as of today. KBG and PRG


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I’m really happy with how it currently is but can’t wait for next Spring’s growth.

I started with this lawn
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Which was being taken over by clumping fescue etc.

I’m in Massachusetts and had some fungi issues do to apparent overwatering and too much seed put down. I thought my battle was over (pythium I think) but now I have some Red Thread?
It’s pretty cold so I’m guessing I’m Safe at this point?


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Is this Red Thread and should I do anything?
Thanks for all the help past and present!
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zackroof
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Re: Thoughts on recent fall Reno and Ref Thread?

Post by zackroof » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:24 pm

Yeah, I think it is read thread, but will let some of the more experienced weigh in. I'm also in Mass and did a very similar reno with the same blend. I also picked up a few random spots of what you're showing there. I could see faint strands of red in a few of the spots in my yard which is why I think it's red thread. I didn't really do anything for it other than a light detthaching and it seems to be dissipating.

I found it very strange to get that since it's been relatively cold as you point out. But there has been a good amount of rain and some unseasonably warm days. I'm now dealing with spots of black slime mold - so weird.

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