I have patches of creeping dead grass in my lawn and it's getting worse. I have tried raking it vigorously and overseeding and it works for small patches but the patches are getting bigger. What is the solution?
Do you have a female dog? If not, it might be some kind of fungus.
Could be leatherjacket damage -they're the larvae of crane flies and eat grass roots. At this time of year they are usually adults though and getting ready to lay eggs which then hatch during this month or so. Has the damage just appeared Marion or has it been there a while? If it's just happened then it's unlikely to be these but then again, with the way the weather's been this year they may have laid their eggs earlier than usual!