Lawn Fungicide Treatments for Your Home
Effective Lawn Disease Control From Lawn Pride
If your lawn is discolored with brown spots or circular patches, you may be dealing with a fungal disease. Of all diseases that affect grass, the vast majority of them are caused by fungal growth. These types of growth can spread rapidly, affecting large sections of your lawn. The best form of lawn disease control for grass is fungicide. Lawn Pride offers lawn fungicide treatment that can effectively combat any fungal disease your yard is facing. Learn more about our lawn fungicide treatments.
Treatments for Every Type of Lawn Fungus
When a fungal disease takes over your lawn, it is important to move quickly. Our team of lawn care specialists will diagnose the type of fungus and use the most effective fungicide for lawns of your sort. Lawn fungus control is most successful when you can identify the type of disease attacking your yard. Each area has certain diseases that are more common in the local climate. Some of the most common fungal diseases include the following:
- Brown patch lawn fungus
- Dollar spot lawn disease
- Gray leaf spot disease
- Leaf spot disease
- Pythium lawn fungus
- Red thread lawn disease
- Zoysia patch fungus
How Fungal Diseases Develop on Your Lawn
As the saying goes, understanding is half of the battle. If you are battling a fungal disease spreading across your lawn, it is helpful to understand how fungus develops. Fungus on grass needs three main conditions to take hold. Fungal spores exist in every lawn but only become a problem when these three circumstances align. It is often called the disease triangle. The three elements of the disease triangle include the following:
- Presence of Pathogens – With any fungal disease, the spores of that particular fungi must be present for an infection to start.
- Susceptible Host – Even if a fungus is present, it will not take root in your grass unless your type of grass is susceptible to that type of fungus.
- Environmental Conditions – Each fungus requires specific conditions favorable to its growth. If the conditions are not right, a present pathogen will not affect a susceptible host.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Fungicide Treatments
Fungal diseases can be confusing and stressful. Lawn Pride is here to help you in your battle against lawn fungus and disease. Our team can help you diagnose your particular fungus and help you develop a plan for fighting it, which will include fungicide treatments. A few of the most common questions homeowners have about fungicide treatments are answered below.
What Steps Can I Take to Prevent Fungal Lawn Diseases?
Once a lawn disease has begun, fungicide is the best way to fight it. However, homeowners can do a few things to reduce the likelihood of fungal diseases. The following are some tips for preventing grass fungus:
- Plant a disease-resistant type of grass, such as tall fescue
- When mowing, do not remove more than a third of the grass length at a time
- Mow frequently to approximately 3.5 inches
- Water your lawn early in the morning to allow time for it to dry during the day
- Monitor your lawn to ensure it gets 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week
- Aerate your lawn regularly to break up the thatch and allow for proper air circulation
When Should I Get Fungicide Treatments?
The most effective time to apply a fungicide for grass is at the first sign of a disease. Lawn fungicide treatments are most successful as a preventative measure, but they can combat a large-scale infection when applied by professionals. The schedule will vary depending on your location, type of grass, and type of fungal disease, but it is common to apply fungicide monthly from the early spring until the late fall.
What Is Brown Patch Fungus?
Brown patch fungus is a very common fungal disease in grass caused by Rhizoctonia solani spores. Once started, it spreads rapidly, causing circular areas of brown grass surrounded by dark, narrow rings. It is crucial to treat brown patch fungus as soon as possible.
Request a Free Fungicide Treatment Estimate Now!
With more than 40 years of experience helping homeowners keep their lawns looking beautiful and healthy, Lawn Pride is your local team for lawn care services. We remove the guesswork from lawn care and provide you with treatments that work. On top of that, we offer free estimates for fungicide treatments. To get started, request a free lawn fungicide treatment estimate today!
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