During the summer months, it’s easy to get discouraged if your lawn starts to develop diseases that leave it looking patchy and dead. Turf grass disease is common in metro Atlanta’s humid climate. Environmental Turf Management is dedicated to providing you with timely treatment and control of the different fungal diseases that can occur in Fescue, Bermuda and Zoysia lawns.
Environmental Turf Management offers a fungal control program for many types of lawn diseases. The most common fungus diseases in the Atlanta metro area are brown patch disease, dollar spot disease, zoysia patch and fairy ring disease.
BROWN PATCH DISEASE
Brown Patch can result from a number of different causes. Along with heat and humidity, late afternoon rain or improper irrigation practices will contribute to the onset of brown patch. Brown patch can occur in areas that experience extended areas of wetness.
An early sign of brown patch disease is lesions on the grass blade. As this fungus disease progresses, the grass will begin to die and you will notice a brown, patchy area in the lawn just as the name suggests. If left untreated, brown patch will continue to spread causing damage to your lawn.
DOLLAR SPOT DISEASE
Dollar spot disease is a type of fungus that affects Bermuda lawns during the summer. Dollar spot disease received its name because it appears in spots that are about 2 inches or smaller in diameter, or the size of a silver dollar. These small, tan-colored, silver dollar sized spots will disfigure your lawn and, if left untreated, ultimately cover your lawn with large brown patches.
Dollar spot disease can be controlled with proper lawn fungicide applications.
ZOYSIA PATCH DISEASE
Just like brown patch disease, along with heat and humidity, late afternoon rain or improper irrigation practices will contribute to the onset of zoysia patch.
An early sign of zoysia patch disease is lesions on the grass blade. As the disease progresses, the grass will begin to die and you will notice a brown, patchy area in the lawn and if left untreated, zoysia patch will continue to spread causing damage to your lawn.
Fairy Ring typically occurs in the summer on zoysia lawns. Although the size and shape vary, usually fairy ring has outer rings that are either dark-green or brown in color. You may or may not see above ground mushrooms and/or puff balls.
Like all turf grass diseases, left untreated fairy ring can cause damage to your lawn. Multiple fungicide applications may be needed to control fairy ring.
Environmental Turf Management offers quality lawn fungus control treatment plans as well as core aeration and bed pre-emergent services to fit your current residential or commercial property lawn care needs. Contact us today to let us help you keep your Atlanta areas lawn and landscape looking beautiful.