If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear, there’s a chance it could have a fungal disease—however, don’t fret! With our handy guide, you’ll be able to identify and eradicate the problem in no time.
Common Types of Lawn Diseases
Identifier: Commonly looks like white dust scattered across the lawn and is usually first seen around autumn.
Solution: Water your turf with a water/baking soda mix. This mixture will change the pH levels in the turf, making your lawn hostile to Powdery Mildew!
Brown Patch Lawn Disease
Identifier: Your turf is plagued by patches of dead or dying grass. This is a very common disease and happens year round. The severity of the disease will increase with poor lawn care.
Solution: Brown Patch Lawn Disease should be treated with the appropriate fungicide, which can be found at your local gardening store.
Dollar Spot Lawn Disease
Identifier: Small, circular brown or yellow patches—usually around the size of a dollar coin.
Solution: Best treated by taking away aggravating factors from the turf. This practice is called Cultural Management. Store-bought fungicides can be used as a last resort.
Identifier: Fungal disease that usually becomes a ring of mushrooms within the grass, however not in all cases. Sometimes there will be a bright green ring in the lawn.
Solution: There are no known controls or treatments for Fairy Ring. The ring tends to expand until the fungus’ food supply is exhausted, usually towards the outer perimeters of your property. Cultural Management practices are recommended.
Spring Dead Spot
Identifier: Unique to Couch grasses, this disease leaves round, dead spots that reach up to 10-15cm in diameter.
Solution: Can be difficult to eliminate. Will require both fungicidal treatment and Cultural Management practice.
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