Preventing Common Lawn Disease

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When you get sod in Renton it’s an investment in your property, your home, and your happiness. Purchasing and installing high quality sod in Renton can be a joy, so it’s important to be aware of the most common lawn diseases. These strike at various times and can put a serious damper on the enjoyment of your new lawn. Fortunately, if you know about them beforehand, there are steps you can take to prevent lawn disease.

Lawn Diseases and Prevention

  • Brown Patch Lawn Disease – This summer season disease is caused by fungus when humidity gets high and temperatures reach the mid eighties. This fungus enters leaf tissue through wounds and pores. It will appear as a brown smoky looking ring that can be anywhere from a few inches to many feet in length. The best way to prevent this disease is by lessening the amount of mowing that occurs during hot, humid weather. Thatch aeration during cool months is also advisable though there are fungicide options if you still get brown patch lawn disease.
  • Red Thread Disease – This disease can have a great impact on rye and fescue grass. It is evident by yellow patches on a lawn that soon turn brown and appear to be dead. Grass tips will be green, brown, and red and the fungus will appear as red tips on grasses. This is another disease that presents during humid weather when fungus tends to grow. Proper lawn care practices including proper drainage and allowing your lawn to receive enough sunlight can aid in prevention. Also make sure to infrequently but deeply water your lawn when it does not receive rain in the summer months.
  • Rust Lawn Disease – If you’re noticing a theme, it’s because many lawn diseases leave a distinctive coloring. A mid-to-late summer fungus, this usually affects grasses that have been wet for too long. Clusters of rust colored spores eat away at grass. Prevention is always the best option, that means proper drainage and sunlight. If your sod in Renton is affected by it though, increased mowing can help eliminate the spread, and a nitrogen-rich, balanced fertilizer can help control it.

Now that you know how to identify and prevent some common conditions, it’s time to replace your ailing lawn with some beautiful new sod. For excellent sod in Renton, call (360) 456-1006 or contact Country Green Turf Farms.

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