If you have many brown patches in your lawn or your grass seems off color, it’s time to have our lawn expert provide a free analysis of your lawn to make sure your grass isn’t suffering from a fungus or other disease.
Year-round grasses like fescue, bluegrass, and ryegrass can develop brown or yellow circles that are a few inches wide or a few feet wide due to the Rhizoctonia fungus, commonly known as “brown patch.” Sometimes the grass in the center recovers creating a donut ring. Brown patch can begin in late spring becoming more obvious in late summer, especially when there is a period of rain keeping grass blades wet when the temperatures are very high.
Once the fungus kills the grass, the only solution is reseeding the area in the fall, although if treated early with a fungicide that may not be necessary. Also, as part of our lawn care programs, we often apply treatments that can help prevent lawn fungus problems.
Warm season grasses like Bermuda, centipede, zoysia, and St Augustine are less affected by fungus since these grasses spread rapidly in summer to hide and repair problem areas.
Have us come to inspect your property and recommend the best solution.