Dollar Spot earned its name for the silver dollar sized spots it creates on golf greens. It is a very common disease of St Augustine lawns in Pinellas County. It is non-lethal and indicates it is time to fertilize the lawn.
Fungus and Disease Articles
There is a lot of chatter these days about Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SMV) – the “deadly virus” attacking St Augustine turf in Pinellas County with no cure. That’s the “news”! However, what is happening in the real world is quite different. I care for one lawn confirmed with SMV (a neighbor across the street has the virus too). This article is about that lawn and my observations of that lawn. This article is not news – it is about the real world.