Lawn Disease Control

All lawns can be susceptible to a variety of lawn diseases, with weather playing a huge part in their potential to spread and cause unsightly patches on our lawns.

Lawn Envy are able to provide a lawn disease control service that will help to eliminate disease when it is first spotted, stopping it from spreading and returning your lawn to its full glory.

Good observation is a crucial element of lawn disease control. During every treatment, we will be sure to take great care in assessing your lawn for any signs of disease so that we can respond quickly.

Common lawn diseases include:

Fusarium patch

Fusarium Patch and Snow Mold

Fusarium Patch is a fungal disease which can seriously damage and even kill lawn turf. The fungus can create brown patches up to 30cm in size, and it is notoriously difficult to control and cure.

Lawn turf is most susceptible during late autumn, winter and spring when heavy dew is present.

Over-feeding with nitrogen during the autumn can cause Fusarium Patch. Affected areas may require re-seeding.

Regular mechanical treatments such as scarification and aeration will provide a healthier environment and make outbreaks less likely.

Red Thread

Red Thread can make grass look very unsightly.

Red Thread is a small pink fungus which attacks the leaf of the grass plant, causing the infected areas to temporarily die back and fade to a bleached tan colour. Small or large areas of lawn can be affected.

Our experience shows that ‘stressed turf’ is usually the most vulnerable to Red Thread attack due to poor soil conditions, with weather conditions also influencing outbreaks.
Red thread
Dollar spot

Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot attacks finer grasses such as red fescues. It occurs mid-spring to early autumn. Fungicides are an effective treatment.

Dry Patch

Dry Patch is caused when patches of soil under the lawn become ‘hydrophobic’ and the grass plant cannot receive enough water to keep it healthy. This causes the lawn to go dormant or die.

Hydrophobic soil is unable to absorb even huge amounts of water because a minute mycelium fungus forms within the soil structure which creates a waxy, water-resistant barrier.

Lawns which suffer from Dry Patch often have poor soil quality which adds to the problem. Intense hollow tine aeration along with a fungicide and multiple treatments of wetting agent may cure the problem, although in severe cases, the soil might need to be replaced.
Lawn disease control

If you are struggling with any of the lawn diseases mentioned above, use the contact form below to get in touch with Lawn Envy directly.