What To Do About Lawn Fungus

What To Do About Lawn Fungus

Nov 28th 2022

When you mention fungus, most people imagine mushrooms with their long stalks and bulbous little caps. But fungus is a broad term referring to many different organisms, including yeasts and molds. These fungi can take hold in your landscape, leeching the life out of your lawn. If misdiagnosed or left untreated, lawn fungus can spread and become more difficult to treat. If you’re having issues with your lawn’s health, we can help determine the cause and the best solutions to fix it and conduct a holiday clean-up to get your lawn ready for guests and loved ones this holiday season.

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Identifying Lawn Fungus

There are different types of lawn fungus with various symptoms and causes. Correctly diagnosing the lawn issue ensures that proper treatment can be followed. If you notice any of the following in your lawn, the culprit is most likely lawn fungus.

  • White, Yellow, Or Brown Patches
  • Thin Or Frayed Patches
  • Discolored Patches Or Rings
  • Gray, Black, Purple, Red, Or Orange Patches, On Grass
  • Gray, Black, Or Pink Powdery Substance On Or Around Grass
  • Dark, Wet, Slimy, Or Greasy-Looking Patches

Causes Of Lawn Fungus

Understanding the state of your lawn and the potential causes of the fungus can help you properly treat the lawn and prevent it from happening again in the future. Common causes of lawn fungus include the following.

  • Drought
  • Mowing The Grass Too Low
  • Overwatering
  • Using The Wrong Fertilizer Or Too Much Fertilizer
  • High Humidity
  • Compacted Soil

How To Treat & Prevent Lawn Fungus

Depending on the type of lawn fungus, there are various ways to deal with it. Fungicides are a popular choice but treat different types of fungus, so it’s important to correctly identify what’s in your yard. However, we often suggest fungicide as a last resort as corrective lawn maintenance, such as fall cleanups, can usually fix the issue. First, use the correct fertilizer and keep the grass mowed to the proper length. A good rule of thumb for mowing is never to cut more than the top third of the grass blade. A soil test can identify nutrient deficiencies to be fixed with fertilizers. You should also aerate your lawn and provide it with proper irrigation, but make sure not to overwater after rain showers. You can help your lawn thrive by choosing the right type of grass. Our landscape experts can help you determine what’s best for your lawn and discover other native Florida plants that will flourish in our unique Florida weather.

Our lawn maintenance experts can help restore your lawn to a lush and inviting yard where you’ll be happy to spend time enjoying the natural beauty of Florida. In addition, we can also perform debris removal to clear your lawn of unwanted clutter. Contact us today!