Turfgrass

Observe symptoms and patterns, document what you see with pictures while inspecting the plant.

Download and fill out our form as completely as possible. 

  • Provide background information, such as when the symptom first appeared, turfgrass variety, and pattern and distribution of the problem.

Properly collecting a turfgrass sample

  • Before applying any disease-controlling chemicals,

  • Collect turf grass from the edge of the affected area.

  • Include both healthy and infected plants. avoid completely dead grass.

  • Take a sample of at least 6" diameter (a cup cutter works well). Include the underlying soil and root system.

  • Two samples are preferred (no extra charge, see photo).

  • Wrap the sample in newspaper or paper towels.

  • Please do not place it in a plastic bag and do not add water. it causes sample deterioration.

  • Pictures of symptoms and patterns can be very helpful.

  • Pack your wrapped sample tightly in a box to prevent dislodging the soil. Ship the package early in the week via overnight delivery.

An example of proper samples from a lawn on the top, packaging on left bottom, and 1 of the two cores samples from a golf course.
An example of proper samples from a lawn on the top, the packaging on left bottom, and one of the two cores samples from a golf course.