While we all dream of having a lush, green lawn, this isn’t always the case. Brown and yellow spots and bald patches in your lawn may be due to lawn diseases.
Most common grass diseases are caused by fungi. Although many of the different types of diseases look similar, the basic control measures that Greenfield recommend are the same.
Prevent the disease from spreading by keeping the grass in the affected area short. Remove the clippings, but don’t rake them across the lawn where they can infect other areas. Clean lawn care equipment before moving onto other parts of the lawn.
When laying a new lawn, choose a grass recommended for your area, and always choose the most disease-resistant variety. Level the lawn as much as possible to get rid of low areas where water might stand.
Keep your mower blades sharp, and remove no more than one-third of the blade length every time you mow. Don’t mow wet grass.
Aerate your lawn every other year so that oxygen and nutrients can reach the roots. Keep the lawn free of leaves and debris.
Watch for problems so you can deal with them before they become serious.
Lawn disease control is challenging, but good lawn care practices go a long way toward preventing them from taking hold in the lawn. Greenfield steps can help you stop lawn diseases before they become a problem.