Recognizing Lawn Diseases: A Guide

Lawn diseases are most common during the summer. Proper treatment requires knowing which disease is plaguing your grass. Today, we’re discussing lawn symptoms that point to common diseases.

A Large and Brown Circular Patch

If you have Bermuda or St. Augustine grasses, they could be susceptible to brown patch disease. This disease begins by wilting and killing your grass, leaving a brown patch up to 20 feet in diameter. Brown patch appears between April and June, and it can be prevented by proper drainage.

Dead Patches with Yellow Edges

Large patch disease attacks centipede, St. Augustine, zoysia, and Bermuda grasses. It results in dead patches of turf with bright yellow or orange edges.

Oval-Shaped, Tan Lesions

If your St. Augustine grass develops tan lesions with purple borders, it is likely suffering from gray leaf spot disease. This fungus occurs April through October. Avoid late afternoon and evening watering if your lawn has this disease.

Red, Purple, or Tan Lesions

Leaf spot disease results in circular or oval lesions on Bermuda grass. These lesions are red, purple, or tan. Leaf spot appears between May and September. As it progresses, your lawn will become thin and yellow-brown. To prevent leaf spot disease, fertilize properly and avoid close mowing.

Spots that Develop into Rings

Spring dead spot causes spots on Bermuda grass. These spots turn into rings and then disappear, leaving numerous weeds behind. Aeration controls spring dead spot.

Preventative Measures from Mid Georgia Turf

To ensure a healthy lawn, begin treating your grass at the first sign of any of these diseases. To prevent diseases from killing your lawn, consider regular maintenance from Mid Georgia Turf Solutions. Our insect and disease control services protect your lawn against diseases and pests. Call us today at 478.992.5705 for a free estimate.