How to prevent lawn disease

It’s about this time of the summer in Indianapolis when we experience a great deal of wacky weather that can stress even the most pampered lawns. Even with the best lawn care program, sometimes lawns develop disease that can weaken and discolor it. So what's a homeowner to do? Don't worry, here are the 3 top things you can do to prevent lawn disease this summer.
  1. Water Early in the Morning – It may not make sense, but the time of day you water your lawn has a lot to do with the overall health of your lawn and can keep disease from attacking it. Moisture and warm weather are perfect conditions for bacteria and fungi to thrive in. Watering during the evening allows moisture to sit all night, creating the ideal conditions for disease.
  2. Keep The Lawn Mower HIGH & The Blades SHARP – How you mow has an affect on your lawn. Many people think a short lawn looks nice. This is heavily influenced by the manicured fairways of golf courses. But, unlike that golf fairway, mowing too low puts your lawn in a state of stress, which can lead to lawn disease. Furthermore, dull mower blades rip rather than cut and ripped grass blades are a perfect spot for bacteria to attack your turf. Keeping your blades sharp, and your mowing deck high ensures that your grass doesn't have to deal with any unwarranted stress and keeps disease at bay.
  3.  Well Balanced Lawn Care Fertilization Package – Just as people need a balanced diet to ward off illness, so does a healthy lawn. Dolling out the correct nutrients at the right time is a science and is sometimes best left to the pros. We provide a complete lawn care program that delivers essential nutrients to your lawn all season long to ensure it's healthy enough to fight disease!
Let us know if you have any questions.