Lawn disease treatments can be applied any time the need arises by our lawn care technician. Long Island has all the right weather conditions that help promote disease and fungus in lawns. Heat, high humidity and moisture all lead to and can cause an outbreak of fungus and disease at almost any time. Even drought stress can weaken the plant making it more susceptible to problems. Lawn diseases will often take on an appearance of brown patches of various sizes and shapes and can spread very quickly if not treated right away. All diseases are not the same and they will have various telltale signs that need to be diagnosed properly. Our lawn care technician will know the exact treatment action to be taken. All of our staff is properly trained to know what to look for and how to correct any situation. Many times lawn diseases will lay in wait in the lawns thatch layer waiting for the right set of weather conditions to become active.
Lawn Disease Prevention Is the Key
Many funguses are always present in our lawns. Pathogens are the main culprit in lawn disease and are always present. The key is to have our service tech apply our specialty balanced fertilizers and nutrients to your lawn before a problem arises; keeping the lawn healthy is the key. If the lawn is healthy it will bounce back from any outbreak of a lawn disease or problem. A healthy lawn will resist a problem if it is properly fed and watered. When and if a lawn disease does arrive and requires treatment our technicians are fully capable and will have a full array of products on the truck to combat even the most persistent fungus and lawn disease. We will always work with you to solve any problem. REMEMBER PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO AVOIDING INSECTS, WEEDS, OR CRABGRASS OR FUNGUS AND DISEASE ISSUES.
Common Lawn Diseases
It is very important to remember that it takes extensive training and experience many times to properly diagnose a lawn fungus. Different kinds of funguses cause different diseases. Many diseases come at different times of the year and weather conditions will affect things considerably. Please see below some of the most common lawn diseases. We found the most common here on Long Island are Red Thread Disease, Brown Patch Disease, Dollar Spot Disease, Leaf Spot disease, and lastly Snow Mold Disease.
Red Thread Disease
Red Thread is a summer type of lawn fungus. It usually exists from March to November. This is a lawn disease that exists with an under fertilized lawn and it occurs mostly when the weather has been rainy or damp and humid.
Leaf Spot Disease
Leaf spot Disease is caused by a certain type of fungus that appears mostly in the early spring. It mostly happens when there is lots of new growth. The new growth gets infected and causes these spots to occur on the lawn. It is important to aggressively go after this disease every three weeks to stop it and reverse the damage and get good control of it. Sometimes once the disease gets advanced and gains a foothold it will require a good slit seeding to introduce new grass material and different more resistant grass blends that are not susceptible to disease into the lawn again.
Brown Patch Disease
This particular disease will not appear until the plants experience some kind of stressful event like drought, and it normally occurs in the months of June or July as a result of summer heat. This brown patch disease can be greatly reduced with a good balanced lawn care program of at least 4-5 applications. Our lawn care program will protect your lawn from summer and brown patch conditions all year long.
Dollar spot is more common in certain types of grasses than others. The disease appears as small circles of brown patches almost like a bunch of small coin dollars. Bluegrass would be an example of a grass that is susceptible to dollar spot. Environmental conditions favoring the dollar spot disease are very warm days with high humidity and prolonged wet conditions like dew. This disease generally takes place from June to September.
Snow mold is caused by a fungus that lives under the snow in the winter months. There are many reasons that this happens. One reason is that snow mold happens with lots of moisture and cold conditions. The snow holds the moisture against the lawn and this worsens the problem.
Call today for a complimentary service manager to visit with you on your property and give you a free analysis of your lawns condition. We will offer you a proposal for our services and can start servicing your lawn right away. We offer pre-paid discounts for full program customers.