Stop the Spread!
Plant disease can spread quickly – Stop the spread of turf disease with fungicide treatments. If you notice discoloration, brown spots, circular patches, or leaf spots in your yard, you may be dealing with a disease. Once a fungus strikes, we know how to combat it with the right fungicide and proper fungicide dosage. Fungicide Treatments are the most effective when multiple applications are applied, as provided in our Fungicide Program.
Please note that your application schedule is subject to change. Our experience and expertise with Indiana seasons, weather, and conditions enable us to determine the best timing for each application.
Once a fungus strikes, the best way to combat it is with fungicide. Our experts can identify and treat the disease with our 2-step Fungicide Program. Our scientifically proven application process will stop the spread and get rid of the disease, so you can get back on your way to having the lawn you deserve.
Understanding is Half The Battle
Lawn fungal diseases can take on many different forms – from dead-looking brown patches to highly visible tan spots, threads of red, rings, and even slimes. Once a grass fungal disease strikes your yard, it can make disease control difficult. Your lawn is naturally full of fungus spores, some harmless while others can be quite problematic, but the right (or wrong) conditions can cause fungus spores to turn into a harmful turf disease. Three components make conditions right for a disease to become a problem. This is called the disease triangle. If one component (or side) is missing, then the triangle is not completed, and disease won’t be a problem. These components are:
HOST– the plant must be susceptible to the disease.
PATHOGEN– the disease pathogen must be present
ENVIRONMENTAL– conditions must be favorable for a successful infection
Although you can’t control all the above components, some lawn care practices can go a long way toward the prevention of some diseases. This includes:
- Choosing a disease-resistant grass (such as Turf Type Tall Fescue).
- Mowing frequently at a 3.5 inch cutting height (removing no more than a third of the grass blade at a time).
- Make sure your lawn gets 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week and water early in the morning whenever possible (giving time for grass blades to dry during the day).
- Aerate the lawn to allow proper nutrient absorption and break up the thatch (where disease spores can live).
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can answer any of your lawn care questions and provide you with helpful tips; so that together we can make your lawn look its best.