As part of your lawn care, you should try to prevent lawn diseases. If not treated, lawn diseases can kill your grass and lead to expensive treatments. In serious cases, you may have to replace grass.
The best way to avoid diseases is to keep your lawn healthy. Here are several tips to prevent lawn diseases:
Fertilize regularly to prevent lawn disease
Grass with nutrient deficiencies are more susceptible to catching a disease. To avoid this, fertilize your lawn regularly.
Water your grass at the right time
Many different diseases will infect grass when they are wet. To minimize these problems, water your grass between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. This gives your grass blades enough time to dry off during the day. If you water late in the day or at night, your grass blades will stay damp longer.
Set your lawnmower to cut your grass at the right height
When mowing your lawn, make sure that you don’t cut your grass too short. Grass cut too short will weaken the plant and make it easier for it to get infected.
The ideal height varies for different types of grasses. Most grasses should be cut using a 3 to 4 inch setting. Bermuda grasses should be cut with a 1.5 to 2 inch setting. If you are in doubt, check with your local lawn care professional about the right height to cut grass.
Get rid of weeds
Getting rid of weeds helps keep your lawn healthy. Weeds not only look bad, but they also compete with grass for water, sunlight, and nutrients.
Deal with lawn diseases as soon as possible
If you see signs of lawn disease, such as brown patches on your lawn or yellow discoloration on your grass blades, start treatment immediately! Not acting right away will allow the disease to spread, which will require more time and money to treat.
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If you have questions about keeping your lawn disease free or need help with your lawn maintenance, contact us today! We can help you keep your lawn healthy all year long.