Brown Patch Fungus thrives this time of year. Stop it from being a lawn setback with this crucial info.
If your once-healthy Tall Fescue lawn now needs a pick-me-up, you’re not alone. Based on North Carolina’s climate and location, spring makes your lawn type especially susceptible to a nasty physical defect: Brown Patch Fungus. Here we explain the different causes, identification and specialized treatment options that you have for controlling brown patch fungus in your lawn.
As the name suggests, fungus in your lawn is a product, not the root cause. Lawn fungus thrives in hot and humid temperatures, meaning that often this disease emerges in spring. This is when a fungus-favorable climate (75 degrees or higher) and moisture from rainfall and irrigation come together in a bad way. While fungus is a common occurrence, especially on Tall Fescue, the results can be highly detrimental to your lawn. Fescue naturally has little tolerance to Brown Patch Fungus without the right lawn fungicide plan.
Here’s the best way to test if you’re dealing with this or another lawn issue:
As with most lawn care best practices, prevention is the best option. A proactive fungicide plan can get your lawn in a good place before the threat of Brown Patch Fungus ever emerges. This can include:
Of course, preventative fungicide measures aren’t helpful if you’re already dealing with Brown Patch Fungus. In this case, it’s best to get a free lawn analysis and learn more about what tailored fungicide plan can help you most. Otherwise, you run the risk of Brown Patch Fungus staking its claim over your entire lawn. Treatment can include:
Even if you’ve not yet experienced Brown Patch Fungus affecting your Tall Fescue, at some point you may. Rather than leave things to chance, invest in a custom-made solution for real results. Fairway Green ensures a top-standard for each and every lawn issue you’ll face, Brown Patch Fungus or not. Schedule your free lawn estimate today to get started!