Is there anything worse than getting sick in the middle of summer? It simply should not happen. But similarly to you, your lawn can get sick during any season. And trust us when we say, lawn diseases are much easier to prevent than they are to cure. So take these few steps to maintain a healthy and thriving lawn!
- Feed Your Lawn
- Lack of nutrition is one of the main reasons that a lawn gets sick and dried up. Feeding your lawn regularly, about 2-4 times per year, will keep it strong and able to fend of diseases easier.
- Water Well
- Most lawn diseases attack when grass blades are wet, because they are less likely to be able to fend off the attack. Because of this, only water your lawn when needed. Watering your lawn in the morning is ideal, because the grass will have time to dry while the sun is out.
- Soil Tests
- If you’re worried that your lawn is already infected, you should conduct a soil test. These tests can help you not only identify where the lawn needs nutrients, but also what disease it has contracts. Then you can go straight to the source.
If all else fails, there are great fungicides on the market. These products won’t help your lawn to grow, but they will attack the fungus spores that are causing the disease. Watch your lawn and take care of it when brown patches, or other strange symptoms appear. As always, we’re here for your lawn, garden, and home maintenance needs!
- The Grounds Crew