We all want a nice looking lawn, and although it’s not fun to talk about lawn diseases, it is an important thing to address if you want the best looking lawn on the block. Here is a common lawn condition and what to do to fix it.
Characteristics: This disease looks just like the name suggests. It is a small brown spot that continues to grow in size. Brown Patch is a soil-born fungus that spreads easily in areas with high humidity. It can affect almost any type of turf grass.
Symptoms: The lawn will start having circular brown spots that increase in size with a ring of yellow or wilted grass around the outside. It spreads the fastest when the temperature is over 85 degrees during the day and over 70 degrees at night.
Treatment: Fertilizing regularly with plenty of nitrogen can help keep brown spots from developing as will making sure you aerate your lawn annually. Some fungicides can be used if the problem persists.
Speak to your lawn care technician if you feel like your lawn has this problem. We will be able to help you figure out the best treatment for your lawn.