Lawn Rust

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Identifying lawn rust

Lawn Rust is one of the most common issues facing healthy grass. Rust is a fungal disease that occurs on turf grasses when their growth is slowed. This usually happens in late summer or early fall, during periods of dry weather or when the grass is low on nitrogen. Lawn rust can weakens the structure of the grass and leaves the blades susceptible to diseases and turf problems. Grass rust fungus spreads easily through its spores and diseased blades will be coated with orange-red to yellowish brown dust.