Lawn diseases during the summer are a plague for many Texas homeowner’s curb appeal. It’s very easy for diseases to take hold and spread across your yard before you’ve even had a chance to take action.

Find out the most common lawn diseases and how to identify them before you find yourself reseeding your lawn for the rest of the summer.

Identifying Common Lawn Diseases

It can be difficult for a homeowner to understand the difference between a standard dry patch and something serious like rust disease. Here’s a closer look at some of the specifics surrounding grass diseases that will kill your lawn’s beauty.

Red Thread

This disease typically impacts grass types that include:

  • Bermuda
  • Bluegrass
  • Bentgrass
  • Perennial Rye

Humidity and coolness are the main culprits of this disease. So, if you heavily water a lawn that is fairly shaded, be on the lookout for thin, red strands peeking through your grass.

Large Patch

This is a common disease for grasses that thrive in the warmth. Zoysla and Bermuda are the two main grass types that become infected with this pathogen. This disease starts out looking like Brown Patch but quickly turns into a much larger (literally) problem.

Large Patch can create dead patches of grass that can grow to the size of an automobile. If you see brown patches popping up in your grass, contact your lawn care expert to determine what the problem is and how to approach it!

Rust Disease

Rust diseases will show up as an irregular green or yellow color. These may look like forming brown spots, but upon further inspection, show orange rust spores on your blades. Poor air circulation in the area promotes this disease during the late summer and early fall seasons. It also occurs when a lawn has been improperly fertilized.

Summer Patch

Summer Patch is a disease that takes hold of Frisco lawns in the summer months when the weather is hot and humid. Unfortunately once this disease is visible, it’s progressed to the point where damage control is difficult and re-seeding is your best option.

Signs that you have Summer Patch include various patches of wilted, dry straw-colored grass. Ways to manage this grass disease is by keeping tabs on your watering habits and not drenching your lawn on a regular basis.

Keep Your Lawn Disease Free with Executive Lawn Care

If you’re concerned about the state of your lawn, you should be! Lawn diseases can strike at any time but are especially prevalent throughout the summer. Unless you know the natural secrets to ward off these issues, then your lawn will quickly fall victim to their threats.

At Executive Lawn Care, we know how to handle lawn diseases in the most natural way possible. If you need help with disease control or general maintenance, contact us to find out more about our services and schedule.

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