For many homeowners, keeping their front and back lawns beautiful and well-kept is a source of pride. After all, it is basically the outside carpeting for your house, and in Florida you are able to keep your lawn on display without anything covering it up for all four seasons all year round. When it comes to maintaining and taking care of your lawns during the winter time, there are just a few things to keep in mind. In sunny Florida, it is necessary to water and mow your lawn throughout the fall and winter, and take care of any issues that come up right away. One major problem that homeowners in Central Florida experience during the winter month is “brown patch fungus.” If your lawn is affected by this type of fungus, it is important to get it treated right away and initiate lawn fungus treatment by an experienced lawn care company such as Sterling Pest Control. Sterling Pest Control provides lawn care and pest control Orlando residents rely on. Call us today to take care of your lawn and home pest issues!
What is Patch Fungus?
There are many causes for patches of brown, dead grass on your lawn, but “brown patch” is a specific type of disease which is caused by a single species of fungus, called Rhizoctonia. Rhizoctonia tends to affect hot and humid places such as Florida, and also occurs in the hotter months in more seasonal environments. While the Rhizoctonia fungus is able to affect all cool-season lawn grasses, it is especially harmful to ryegrass and tall fescue. A variety of warm-season grasses (which is what is commonly used in Florida) can also be affected, such as St. Augustine grass and zoysiagrass. This fungus causes a foliar disease, which means that brown patch will harm the blades of grass and its appearance but not the crown of the plant or the root system. Brown patch-affected grass plants are sometimes able to recover on their own without chemical intervention. However, this may take a lot of time and the disease may also spread throughout the law, so it is often the wisest to call experienced lawn care companies such as Sterling Pest Control, who provides lawn care and pest control Orlando residents relyon.
Brown Patch Lawn Fungus Treatment
There are certain things to keep in mind in order to prevent and treat brown patch disease. While there are certain conditions which are conducive to this fungus that are beyond the average homeowner’s control, such as air temperatures and humidity, you are able to minimize the chances for your lawn contracting brown patch fungus through a regular lawn care regimen. First of all, you should avoid over-fertilizing, as feeding your lawn during hot and humid weather should be avoided. Moreover, proper watering practices can help cut down on the rates of brown patch. Try and set your watering schedule (if you water) earlier in the day so that the grass is able to dry out fully prior to nightfall, and if your lawn collects dew each morning, you probably don’t need to irrigate your lawn at all. If you choose to use fungicide in order to treat symptoms of brown patch, it is essential to spray fungicide immediately following the appearance of the first symptoms. This is especially true in hot and humid conditions such as Florida. Although you are able to deal with fungicide yourself, the best option is to go with professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat lawn diseases and handle the chemicals to treat it.
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Your lawn requires proper maintenance which may include lawn fungus treatment. Sterling Pest Control provides lawn care and pest control Orlando residents trust. Call us today for your lawn care or pest control needs!