Lawn disease is a common problem faced by many yard-owners. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to treat lawn disease despite how many types of diseases there are. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to treat lawn disease if this situation occurs.
TYPES OF DISEASES
Your lawn could be facing any one of these diseases: dollar spot, rust, leaf spot or fairy ring. Dollar spot lawn disease looks like little white circles scattered throughout the yard. Rust discolors grass blades to a slightly yellow-white. Leaf spot causes grass roots to rot and eventually die in hotter weather. Fairy ring is caused by a circle of mushrooms. The first step is to identify which disease is effecting your yard.
HOW TO PREVENT LAWN DISEASE
The most important step is to stop the problem before it happens. This can be done in a variety of ways.
1. Make sure your lawn is properly nourished all year long.
2. Make sure your lawn is properly watered.
3. Mow frequently.
4. Mow at a proper height.
5. Use fungicide.
HOW TO TREAT LAWN DISEASE
If you weren’t able to catch the problem before the problem occurred, that’s okay. Treating lawn disease is fairly straightforward. Many of the same practices in preventing lawn disease carry over to treating. Continually water and mow properly/regularly. Apply chemical treatments to infected areas. Detach a part of the lawn (the infected area) or aerate your lawn–this will allow the soil to breathe more efficiently.
Nonetheless, never do something you’re not sure you should be doing. When treating lawns, and you are unsure of the proper procedure, contact a professional. With any lawn questions or concerns, don’t be afraid to contact us. We are dedicated to making sure your lawn is perfectly healthy all year long.