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If it’s not water nor fertilizer maybe your lawn is unhealthy
Part of being the lawn care experts is knowing the different kinds of diseases are prevalent from native fungi in warm and cool-season grasses here in Texas. However, knowing is only half of the battle. We also treat and prevent these diseases from happening.
Since Texas is known for our warmer climate, the humidity mixed with the heat promotes fungus growth if not treated, especially during rainy and wet spells or simply from over-watering.
If these ugly diseases are present in your lawn or you’re looking to prevent them, simply consult with us on a proper watering schedule, care and maintenance for your diseased lawn, or to have fungicide professionally applied to your lawn.
Our treatments have brown patch preventative mixtures to prevent the disease from ever popping up in your lawn!
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Frequently Asked Questions
More about lawn fungus
Does Fungus and disease affect all lawns?
Fungal diseases can affect all types of warm-season grasses, though the specific types and severity may vary depending on the grass type.
Why is prevention important?
Preventing lawn fungus is essential for promoting healthy turf, maintaining the aesthetic of your yard, saving time and money, and it has environmental advantages. Lawn fungus can damage and weaken grass, making it more vulnerable to other diseases and environmental stresses.
Taking preventive steps is key in combatting lawn fungus damage. Fungal diseases can also cause unsightly brown or yellow patches on lawns, detracting from its aesthetic appeal
How do I know if my lawn has a fungus problem?
When your grass has been affected by a fungal disease, you may notice yellow, brown or gray discoloration with circular or irregular patches. These patches can range in size and shape but often merge together to form larger areas of discoloration. In severe cases, the grass may start to thin or die off completely, leaving behind dead or bare patches.
These growths can vary in size and shape, and be white, brown or black in color. Furthermore, grass may appear wilted or stunted and not respond well to watering or fertilization.
Know the threat
Common Texas lawn diseases that we can cure
St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia grasses are three warm-season grasses that are common in our area. While each type of grass is susceptible to different diseases, there are some common issues and prevention measures that apply to all three. Here is a list of some the most prevalent St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia grass diseases as well as their prevention methods:
Brown Patch Disease: Brown patch is a fungal disease that affects all three types of grass during warm, humid weather conditions. To avoid it, avoid overwatering and fertilizing your lawn as this encourages fungal growth. Furthermore, avoid mowing wet grass as this spreads the fungus faster.
Large Patch Disease: Large patch disease is a fungal disease that affects St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia grass species. This condition causes large circular patches of dead grass which can spread rapidly if left untreated. To prevent it, avoid overwatering and fertilizing your lawn too much; additionally, improve soil drainage if necessary and avoid mowing when wet as this allows the fungus to spread faster.
Take-All Root Rot: Take-all root rot is a fungal disease that affects all three types of grass in warm, humid weather conditions. When left untreated, this causes the grass to turn yellow, wilted and stunted – eventually leading to its death. To prevent it, avoid overwatering and fertilizing your lawn too much; improve soil drainage if necessary; additionally, avoid mowing when the grass is wet as this spreads the fungus faster.
Dollar Spot: Dollar spot is a fungal disease that affects all three types of grass during periods of warm, humid weather. It causes small circular patches of dead grass which can spread rapidly if left untreated. To prevent the outbreak, avoid overwatering and fertilizing your lawn too often; improve soil drainage if necessary; and avoid mowing when the grass is wet as this helps spread the fungus.
In addition to these disease prevention measures, it’s essential that your lawn receives regular mowing, watering and fertilization with a balanced fertilizer that contains essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If you suspect your lawn may have become affected by an infectious disease, reach out to a lawn care professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
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Lawn Fungus and Disease Control
We began using Hill Country Fertilizer shortly after moving into our home. The yard was wrought with weeds and fire ants and we needed help. Not only is Michael extremely helpful, responsive, and always willing to have a conversation about the options available to us, he has been able to quickly and consistently improve the health of our grass. It looks great and we couldn't be happier. Even our neighbors now use Hill Country Fertilizer.