Disease infections are becoming more common in UK lawns as our weather patterns are changing. Heavy, short bursts of rain during periods of warm weather, can create the ideal conditions for fungal pathogens living within the soil to attack the grass plant. These infections can be aesthetic only, as in the case of Red Thread, and Rust or can be fatal as with Fusarium and Anthracnose. Lawn disease management is an important part of your lawn care and it is important to identify any lawn disease that your lawn has and understand why it is occurring.
The best way to minimise disease infection is to ensure that you lawn kept as healthy as possible and good lawn disease management. This can be achieved by following an annual fertilisation programme and addressing cultural needs such as scarification and aeration when needed.
If your lawn is looking a little under the weather or you see the initial signs of fungal disease and would like a professional opinion, why not take advantage of the Lawnscience lawn review service. One of our fully trained lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a free lawn review with you, during which they will identify the issue(s) and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.