Professional Fungicide Solutions for Lawns in Huntsville, AL
Effective Lawn Disease Control from Lawn Pride
If your lawn has round patches or discolored areas, you may be experiencing issues with a fungal disease. For most diseases that affect grass, the common source is mostly some sort of fungi. These growths can rapidly spread to large sections of your lawn. Getting ahead of a spreading disease is critical to limiting the damage it will cause. With Lawn Pride, you can enjoy the benefits of lawn fungicide treatment that can effectively combat any fungal disease your yard is facing. Learn more about our lawn fungicide treatments.
We Treat All Types of Lawn Fungus
When a fungal disease affects your lawn, it's essential to act quickly. Our lawn care specialists can identify the type of fungus and use the most effective fungicide to control the spread of disease in your lawn. Lawn fungus control is most successful when you can determine the type of disease attacking your yard and apply a fungicide before the fungus gets out of control. Disease in turf is influenced significantly by rainfall, temperature, humidity, your cultural practices, and the environment in your area. Here are some of the most popular types of fungal diseases:
- Brown patch lawn disease
- Yellow patch lawn disease
- Zoysia patch lawn disease
- Summer patch lawn disease
- Take-All patch lawn disease
- Dollar spot lawn disease
- Snow mold lawn disease
- Slime mold lawn disease
- Leaf spot lawn disease
- Pythium lawn blight
- Red thread lawn disease
- Fairly Ring lawn disease
- Necrotic ring spot lawn disease
- Powdery mildew lawn disease
- Rust lawn disease
- Fusarium patch lawn disease
- Stripped smut lawn disease
- Crown rot anthracnose
Disease tends to return to the same lawns year after year without significant changes in cultural practices and the introduction of disease resistant grass types. As such, our technicians may recommend you add the fungicide program to your regular program to ensure we are able to take a more proactive instead of reactive approach to limiting disease activity in your lawn.
How Do Fungal Diseases Form on Your Lawn?
As the famous saying suggests, knowing is a big part of dealing with a situation. When you're facing the challenge of a fungal disease spreading on your lawn, it's useful to grasp how fungi grow. To grow on grass, fungi require three main things. These tiny particles that can cause fungal problems are present in every lawn, but they only cause trouble when these three conditions come together. This is often referred to as the disease triangle. The three parts of the disease triangle consist of:
For any fungal disease to begin, the spores of that specific fungus need to be present.
Even if a fungus is around, it won't cause a problem in your grass unless the type of grass you have is easily affected by that fungus.
Every fungus needs certain favorable conditions to grow. If the conditions aren't right, a fungus that's present won't harm a grass that's vulnerable to it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Fungicide Treatments
Dealing with fungal diseases can cause confusion and stress. At Lawn Pride, we're here to support you as you fight against lawn fungus and diseases. Our experts can assist you in identifying the specific fungus affecting your lawn and guide you in creating a strategy to combat it, including using fungicide treatments. Below, you'll find answers to some of the most frequent questions homeowners have about these treatments:
What Steps Can I Take to Prevent Fungal Lawn Diseases?
Fungicides are best applied pre-emptively before disease has begun to infect the grass plant. Curatively, fungicides are used to slow down the disease from spreading. This allows for cultural control actions, irrigation and weather to change favorably to eliminate the environment that favors disease development and activity. Here are some tips for preventing grass fungus:
- It is important to include disease resistant cultivars of grass in your lawn. While not all cultivars are resistant to all diseases, by mixing multiple types, this will limit the damage a disease will cause in your lawn
- While mowing, avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass height at once.
- Mow regularly to maintain a height of around 3.5 inches.
- For watering your lawn, do so in the early morning to give it time to dry throughout the day.
- Monitor your lawn to ensure it gets no more than 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week
- Aerate your lawn 2 times per season to break up the thatch and to allow for proper air circulation in the root zone
- If disease has been identified in your lawn, we recommend you bag your lawn for 2-3 weeks to remove infected grass blades. This will allow your lawn to recover quicker without re-infection.
- It is important that you dispose of yard waste in accordance with your local ordinances
- Sometimes taking a leaf rake and raking the diseased area will help to open the grass blades and allow the area infected to dry out. Remove excessive grass that may result and dispose of properl
When Should I Get Fungicide Treatments?
The best moment to use a grass fungicide is when you notice the initial signs of a disease. While lawn fungicide treatments work best as a preventive step, they can also be used to fight a widespread infection when handled by experts. The timing will differ based on where you live, the type of grass you have, and the fungal disease. However, it's normal to apply fungicide once a month from early spring to late fall.
What Is Brown Patch Fungus?
Brown patch fungus is a prevalent fungal infection in grass, triggered by spores from Rhizoctonia solani. Once it begins, it swiftly spreads, leading to circular sections of browned grass encircled by slim, dark rings. Treating brown patch fungus promptly is extremely important to keep your lawn in top shape.
Request a Free Fungicide Treatment Estimate Now!
Lawn Pride has more than 40 years of experience helping homeowners keep their lawns looking beautiful and in good health. We remove the guesswork from lawn care and provide you with treatments that work. In addition, we also offer free estimates for fungicide treatments. To get started, request a free lawn fungicide treatment estimate today!
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