June 15, 2005
A thick, dark green lawn is a beautiful sight in spring. Kentucky bluegrass and other cool-season turfgrasses thrive in the cool temperatures and frequent rains of spring. However, growing conditions for cool-season turfgrasses are usually more difficult during the summer months. Hot, dry weather may cause the grass to turn brown and go dormant.
Last year, the Plant Disease Clinic received over 1300 plant samples for disease diagnosis. Proper disease diagnosis relies on having a good, representative sample. If you need to send a sample to the Clinic, you can take several steps to ensure that you get the most accurate diagnosis possible: