Q. Our lawn has large areas that are dead looking. The worse areas are in full sun. It looks like a fungal problem to me, but it does not heal when I apply a fungicide. We water once/week by sprinkler for 15 minutes per application. Do you have any ideas?

A. Based on what you reported I think that the problem is a lack of water on the sunniest part of the lawn. There are several reasons why. It is rare for a fungus problem to develop on the sunny part of the lawn. Watering for 15 minutes once/week is not enough water with the drought and hot weather we experienced. To verify that it is a water shortage run a test by watering an area generously every other day for a half hour where you let the water run out the end of the hose. I would expect the test area will turn green.

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