Types of Lawn Disease

Once in a while lawns in particularly warm and humid areas like Arlington, TX are left vulnerable to lawn diseases. It is more common in public areas like golf courses, parks, and fields because of their extensive use, but it is still best for homeowners to be aware in case an outbreak occurs in the neighborhood. What can start out as a small patch of brown or discoloration can spread and ruin the beauty of your lawn if untreated right away.

The first step in treating a potential lawn disease is identifying its type. Below are the most common problems occurring in Texas.

  • Summer Patch Lawn Disease – It starts at the very roots of your grass, spreading like wildfire for weeks until you finally see brownish-yellow circles. Prevent this disease from reaching your home by keeping a regular watering schedule to keep your lawn from dehydration.
  • Take-All Lawn Disease – Even in winter and spring your lawn can be vulnerable to disease. In fact, the Take-all fungus thrives in moist and cold temperature. When summer arrives you’ll then notice your turf has turned yellow and thinner while its roots became darker.
  • Brown Patch Lawn Disease – The fungus from this disease rots stems and renders your grass weak and easily damaged. Its appearance is a bit similar to root rot and Summer Patch so it is best to have professionals assess your lawn’s condition. You can also check out our article on this disease here.
  • Red Thread Lawn Disease – Red or pink webbings or thread-like blades on top of your grass are clear indicators of this disease. Fortunately, it is not threatening and often signifies that you need to fertilize the lawn and lessen watering. No fungicide is required, only improvement of maintenance.
  • Dollar Spot Lawn Disease – Small, silver circles with the size of a dollar appearing on your lawn can appear non-threatening at first, but through time they can spread and rot your entire grass. If left untreated, this you might have to reseed your lawn. Prevent this disease from taking over through regular watering, fertilizing, and mowing.

If you suspect that any of these lawn diseases have infected your home, do not hesitate to contact TLC By Ken for a cost-free evaluation. Our lines are open to take your call and our Lawn Care experts would be more than happy to assist you right away.