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Lawn Diseases and How to Control Turf Fungus

Lawn Diseases and How to Control Turf Fungus on the green inc
No matter how much maintenance you put into your lawn, no yard is immune to lawn diseases.

No matter how much maintenance you put into your lawn, no yard is immune to lawn diseases. While you want to have a green, healthy turf, this isn’t always the case. Bare patches or discoloration may show up on your lawn and ruin the grass that took so much effort to grow. In particular, disease-causing lawn fungus can quickly wreak havoc, which is why it’s so important to get control of them as soon as possible. Every lawn needs appropriate lawn disease control in order to thrive. Keep reading to learn how to protect your yard from common lawn diseases and turf fungus.

What is Turf Fungus?

Turf fungus can appear in many different colors, textures, and shapes on your lawn. Parts of your yard might be turning various shades of red, and you might notice web-like mold growth or unusually shaped patches appearing on the turf. Turf diseases can be difficult to identify because, unlike lawn weeds, they are primarily microscopic. So, you don’t notice it until the infestation has already spread. 

Causes of Turf Fungus

Your grass is naturally full of fungi and spores, some are harmless, and some aren’t, but the right conditions can cause turf fungus to spread into a harmful disease. The most common causes of a lawn fungal disease are:

  • Drought
  • Improper mowing 
  • Compacted soil
  • Overwatering
  • Too much fertilizer 
  • Wrong grass type for your yard
  • Weather conditions 

How to Prevent Turf Fungus

Often, turf disease has begun to spread before homeowners realize it and, instead, they make the problem worse. Watering and mowing habits both have a significant impact on disease. It is recommended to water early in the morning, giving your lawn time to dry in the sun. When you water in the evening, the water sits on the lawn, creating a breeding ground for fungal growth. The way you mow your lawn also makes a difference. It is best to keep your mower blades sharp and clean to prevent spreading disease.

Invest in Turf Fungus Control

Turf fungus control products work great to protect your lawn when appropriately applied to treat various types of fungal diseases. However, the timing is essential. Getting fungal activity under control quickly is critical. It can destroy your lawn in a short amount of time, even overnight. At On The Green, Inc., our four-step Fungicide Program tackles even the most extensive patches of fungus on your lawn. Preventative and curative fungicides are used to shield turfgrass and accelerate its natural healing. Contact us today to learn more about our turf disease control services.

On The Green, Inc. Lawn Care is Here for You! 

On The Green, Inc. was established back in 1994. We started as a small business that served the local area. In the decades since, we’ve expanded tremendously. Incorporated in 1997, our brand has become renowned throughout the state of Maryland. Email us at [email protected], call us at 410-695-0444, and find us at our street address: 777 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054. Grow with us on Facebook and Google!

James Cunningham

James Cunningham

“This our sixth season with On The Green. They installed our irrigation system and have maintained our lawns. This a very well run family company with personal service. I would highly recommend this company. I give them five stars in my book. I am a well satisfied customer.”

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

"I moved into the house I grew up in. There was nothing but weeds and tons of bare spots. This will be my second season with On the Green. I have to admit my grass almost looks like a carpet. I highly recommend this company they're affordable dependable and very easy to work with."

Edna Smith Miller

Edna Smith Miller

"On The Green is the BEST! I have used other companies, but there is no comparison. I was just admiring my lawn this morning - saying that it is beautiful and looks like a green carpet. In addition to my lawn care, they also service my in-ground sprinkler system. Customer service is top-notch."

Gary Griffiths

Gary Griffiths

"We recently hired On the Green to take care of our yard. Our grass is starting to look better. Today they showed up to clean up the leaves and other things that blow into our yard from the park across the road. These two guys did a fantastic job. We have a low sitting deck and they managed to get the leaves out from under it. On the Green has a 5 star rating with us."

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