Take-All Root Rot Disease

Take-All Root Rot Disease

  In the past few decades, turfgrass pathologists have determined that roots of turfgrasses are often attacked by ectotrophic fungi. These fungi cause destructive patch diseases. Take-all root rot (TARR) of St. Augustinegrass is a major problem for lawns in states along the Gulf Coast. Visual symptoms of the disease include yellow leaf blades that appear chlorotic. The disease eats at the...

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Red Thread Lawn Disease

Red Thread Lawn Disease

Have you ever had a brown patch with a reddish tinge on your lawn and wondered what it is? If it’s not spray paint or your kid’s paintball gun, it’s probably red thread lawn disease. Red thread is not the deadliest lawn disease, but you don’t want to take it lightly. Severe cases of this disease can kill the grass completely. Red thread lawn disease is common in red fescue...

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Lawn Fungus Treatment

Lawn Fungus Treatment

No matter how lush and beautiful a lawn happens to be, it will inevitably have problems of some type at sometime during its existence. One of these problems might be the presence of any number of different fungi which can invade even the healthiest of lawns. To prevent fungus from getting started is the best manner of lawn fungus treatment, but isn’t always possible. To prevent fungus...

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Lawn Fungus

Lawn Fungus

Many people are unaware of the vulnerability of their lawn. If you’re grass isn’t properly taken care of, a variety of diseases can strike and completely ruin your yard. The biggest and most common threats to grass are a variety of lawn fungus diseases. Fungi are tiny organisms that are spread via spores through the air, or through water. The spores are the equivalent of seeds, and they are...

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Dollar Spot Disease

Dollar Spot Disease

Dollar spot disease is a kind of lawn disease that kills and infects different kinds of grasses. This disease grows in distinct and small circles around the size of a small pancake or a silver dollar. It is easy to take the dollar spots lightly because they do not look dangerous but they can cause serious damage to the lawn. Dollar spot disease survives during winter in the plant parts in the...

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Brown Patch Lawn Disease

Brown Patch Lawn Disease

Brown patch is a very common lawn disease that is caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. It is very prevalent in warm and humid areas attacking all different types of grasses like St. Augustine grass and Kentucky bluegrass. The disease appears in circular patches of dead grass sometimes in diameters of many feet. Using a quick-release nitrogen fertilizer can cause the grass to be susceptible to...

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