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Is this red thread?

I scarified my lawn in summer and it came back looking great (really green) for Sep/Oct once the rains returned. Now however it looks awful again. Is this red thread? If so should I get someone licensed round to apply fungicide or should I just feed the lawn?

The photo is of a relatively good looking part of the lawn fyi

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,346
    There is no point doing anything at the moment, because the lawn will be barely growing.
    Leave until the Spring and then decide what needs doing.
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  • Yes fair enough but does it look like red thread to you?
  • Big Bang InflationBig Bang Inflation Posts: 50
    edited December 2018
    It doesn't look like red thread to me. It looks like the lawn is thinning and moss is growing as can happen over the winter, especially if the lawn is shaded for most or all of the day.

    You could give it a high iron "feed" to green it up or wait for spring as suggested previously.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,346
    No.
    I would never use fungicide on a lawn, but a high nitrogen Spring feed might be appropriate.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Looks pretty much like what many lawns look like just now  :)
    I'd do as punkdoc suggests - ie nothing, till spring. Lots of food just now can be really counter productive.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481

    Totally agree with Punkdoc and Fairygirl. Your lawn looks as good as many at this time of year (and a bit better than mine :flushed:). 
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,655
    Just adding to the general consensus!  No, it's not red thread, many lawns turn yellow at this time of year due to the lower light levels. No point in a feed at this time of year, even if the weather stays comparatively mild and the grass keeps growing. Wait until the Spring.  :)  
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    Your lawn looks as good as many at this time of year (and a bit better than mine :flushed:). 
    I didn't want to admit that Dove  :D
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  • Big Bang InflationBig Bang Inflation Posts: 50
    edited December 2018
    Just to be clear, I was suggesting a winter iron "feed".

    Lawnsmith.co.uk sell both a high iron winter fertilizer and also a ferrous sulphate product that greens a lawn should you feel you want to apply something to your lawn.

    As many have pointed out in this thread, don't use anything with much nitrogen in it. You don't want encourage new growth over winter. Don't make that mistake.

    The easiest and cheapest option is to leave it till the spring.

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