Yellow Lawn

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  1. Russ_79

    Russ_79 Apprentice Gardener

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    Last week I spent some time aerating my lawn, I went away at the weekend to come back to this...!

    Can somebody please help me understand what's going on here and how I can resolve it?

    Thanks! :)

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  2. Russ_79

    Russ_79 Apprentice Gardener

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    It may have nothing to do with aeration but it seems a bit coincidental. I've read that it could be to do with nitrogen and/or iron levels and I've also read that it could be a fungus issue?
     
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    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    Russ, no aeration would not have done that

    However, it looks like rust to me.....maybe exacerbated by the hot dry summer and only now apparent

    I would simply apply an autumn fertiliser:)
     
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      Thanks Verdun, I'll give it a go!
       
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        Yes, it is rust. Don't worry about it; come spring and there will be new growth and it'll be gone.
         
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        • Liz the pot

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          Looks pretty spot on. It’s caused by fungi in the genus Puccinia and is commonly known as a low nitrogen disease. An Autumn feed may help it to recover.
          To double check get a white cloth and rub the leaf and it should show brown marks.
           
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