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Why Are There So Many Dead Spots?
Spring Dead Spot can afflict many different varieties of bermuda grass and even the most well maintained lawns are susceptible. Removing thatch, aerating and keeping the soil pH well balanced are helpful ways to promote recovery of the turf allowing the afflicted areas to fill in more quickly. There are a few fungicides available that have proven to be effective in helping control SDS. It is recommended to accomplish two applications, 30 days apart, in the fall before soil temperatures cool below 70 degrees. Successful treatment may result in fewer and much smaller dead spots the next spring.
For more information about SDS click here for a good fact sheet produced by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.