And Preventative Measures to Take

What are those unsightly brown patches on your lawn? While there are many things that can cause those brown areas, the most likely culprit is Brown Patch lawn disease. This disease is caused by a fungus called Rhizoctonia. While the disease can begin to show at 65 degrees Fahrenheit, it grows rapidly when the temperature gets above 80 degrees with high humidity, which is why it seems to show up overnight. Learn how you can get rid of brown patch and prevent it from returning.

How to Get Rid of Brown Patch

You can’t simply wait for it to go away. The fungi survive the winter in plant debris and then enter the leaf tissue of grass blades through cuts caused by things like mowing. So, once brown patch shows up, be ready to take care of it immediately! It spreads fast. The best solution is a fungicide lawn treatment program that will address the problem directly.

Also, during treatment, mow your lawn a little less often. Every time you cut it, it needs to heal, which gives the disease an opportunity to spread.

How to Prevent Brown Patch from Coming Back

Once you take care of the disease, you need to prevent it from coming back.  Some things you can do include:

  • Brown patch thrives in moist environments, so keep grass dry by watering your lawn in the early morning to avoid wet grass at night.
  • Fertilize, dethatch, and aerate your soil regularly.
  • Use a low-nitrogen fertilizer and do not fertilize in extended periods of rainy, moist weather.
  • Keep your grass shorter to help your grass dry faster.

Get Rid of Brown Patch with Green Lawn Fertilizing

For further assistance in preventing lawn diseases like brown patch, contact Green Lawn Fertilizing at 888-581-5296. Call us today for a free consultation and for more info about our fungicide program.