COMMON LAWN DISEASES

When it comes to lawn disease and fungi, recognizing the signs and when to call in an expert is crucial to your lawns health

Fall To Early Spring

Snow Mold

Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in the early spring as the snow melts; while usually not alarming, there are ways to treat and prevent it. 

Spring to early summer

Red Thread

One of the easier to diseases to identify, Red Thread shows up often for lawns with low fertility. This means a good lawn fertilization program is the best treatment. 

Leaf Spot and Melting Out

In the early stages of the disease you will notice spots that look like burns on the blades of the grass, then turns brown and looks dried out. The melting out phase begins as weather begins to get hot and dry and your lawn will have areas that look drought damaged. 

Summer to early fall

Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot looks how it sounds, round patches about the size of a one dollar coin. However, the patches can blend together forming larger areas. 

Late summer to fall

Rust

This lawn disease usually occurs when grass growth is slowing down. It can weaken the grass and cause other disease problems.