Help Identifying lawn issue

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  1. doh102

    doh102 New Seed

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    Hello to all,

    I was hoping someone might be able to identify the problem I am having with my lawn. I am in Western Michigan. Within the last month or so, I am getting small dead patches of grass. Bright green, then a small patch of yellow lawn. I have had some say it's dollar spot, some say billbug, some say grubs. Not really sure how to figure out what it is, but needless to say I am new to this home owning business and have not been able to identify the culprit in the dirt below. I will attempt to attach pictures in an effort to demonstrate the issue. Any ideas on the cause of the problem, along with the fix, would be greatly appreciated!

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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The damage from billbugs and grubs is similar and require insecticides at specific times of the critters life to effectively get them under control.
    But Dollar Spot is a fungal disease and needs totally different treatment.

    You might want to call in a lawn expert so they can ID which problem you have then you will know what kind of treatment to use.
     
  4. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Here in the UK we get similar types of damage caused by Leatherjackets (Cranefly larvae.) However I would follow Toni's advice and get an expert to look at your lawn as the problem could be caused by many different things. Good luck!!
     

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