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5 Common Summer Lawn Diseases

Summer is a great time to enjoy the sun and fresh air outdoors. However, it can also be a time when your lawn is under attack from disease. If you’re not careful, your beautiful green lawn can quickly turn brown and patchy. Thankfully, Green’s Lawncare & Property Services has just what you need to protect your lawn from the summer heat. So, let’s look at five of the most common summer lawn diseases that our lawn care and fertilizer programs can help prevent.

5 Common Summer Lawn Diseases

1. Brown Patch

Brown patch is a summer lawn disease that affects many different types of grass and thrives in warm, wet conditions. Brown patch typically appears as large, circular patches of dead or dying grass. The grass in the center of the patch may turn brown and wilt, while the grass around the edge may have a yellow or reddish hue. This summer lawn disease can spread rapidly, and if left unchecked, it can kill an entire lawn.

2. Fairy Ring

Fairy ring is characterized by a circle of green grass in the center of a patch of dead or dying grass. The disease is caused by various fungi that live in the soil and can be challenging to control. Fortunately, fairy ring is not harmful to humans or animals, and it does not spread to other areas of your lawn. To avoid fairy ring, keep your lawn healthy and avoid damaging the turf.

3. Dollar Spot

Dollar spot usually appears as small, round patches of brown grass. The patches can range in size from a few inches to a few feet. This disease gets its name from the small, silver-dollar-sized spots that often appear in the brown patches. Dollar spot is most commonly found on golf courses, but it can also show up on residential lawns.

4. Leaf Spot

Leaf spot is caused by a variety of different fungi, and it can affect both warm- and cool-season grasses. Symptoms of leaf spot include small, round spots on the blades of grass, which eventually turn brown or black. The fungus that causes leaf spot thrives in warm, humid conditions, so it is particularly prevalent during the summer months.

5. Red Thread

Red thread is another fungus that thrives in warm, humid conditions. The symptoms of red thread are reddish-pink patches of grass that eventually turn brown and die. Prevention is key when dealing with red thread. Therefore, you should be watering your lawn deeply and regularly, mowing at the correct height, and applying fertilizer regularly. 

Let Green’s Take Care of It

When you need to protect your lawn from all that the summer can bring, including these summer lawn diseases, contact Green’s Lawncare & Property Services. Our carefully crafted lawn fertilization, aeration, and grub control are sure to keep your lawn looking and feeling its best. So, if you live in or around Indianapolis, IN, give us a call at (317) 748-3153.