How to Control Brown Patch & Lawn Disease
There are many lawn diseases that can damage and destroy your lawn. Early detection and treatment is important.
When feeding your lawn I recommend using my organic and mineralization products for a healthy growing environment with less disease like mother nature intended. Understanding what promotes turf diseases and correcting and adjusting the conditions will also help you have a beautiful disease-free lawn year round. Remember that lawn diseases occur year round on warm and cool season lawns.
TIPS: There are many factors that contribute to lawn disease. You can’t control humidity, afternoon rain, or temperature… but there are factors that you can.
- Sunny areas are more likely have outbreaks.
- Don’t over or under water.
- Do not over apply fertilizers with high rates of nitrogen. Use Clear 90 Mineralization (Coming Soon) and Growzilla.
- Reduce soil compaction by feeding your soil. Use JACK HAMMER.
- Keep lawn free of debris year round.
- When seeding, it’s important not to apply to much seed (and be patient). This practice will restrict air flow causing grass to be more susceptible to disease outbreak.
- Remove excessive clippings. Grass must be keep upright at all times.
- When you water, do it between 5 & 8 am only OR don’t water that day!! … and apply 1 inch only every 7 to 10 days.
- Do NOT mow in heat of day, or when lawn is under drought stress.
- Disease can be transferred to lawn by mowing service, water flow, foot traffic etc.
- Keep mower blades sharp. The rule of thumb is to sharpen your blades after one acre of mowing.
- Always bag clippings, spring and fall.