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Too much rain and humidity leads to more grass fungus

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Rain usually means good things for your lawn, but lawn care experts say too much moisture and humidity is causing a problem this year.

Local lawn care business owner Ken Grawe says fungus shows up as brown or yellow spots in your yard.

Grawe says there are three main types of fungus in our area that are causing problems: leaf spot, red thread, and dollar spot.

Grawe says if you think you have a fungus, you should treat the spot with fertilizer, before spending more money on fungicides.

"If you use about half slow release, and half quick release, that will let the grass kind of green up and mask it for the time being, if we continue with the humidity and moisture, the fungus' will continue and then if they start getting very pronounced then you may need a fungicide," said Grawe.

Grawe says if you do have to treat the spot with a fungicide it could take up to a month for the spot to go away.

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