The Way to Stop Lawn Fungus

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Lawns have a tendency to become when they’re weak from weather conditions or improper 15, infected with diseases. It is more effective than to deal with fungal problems as soon as they arise to care for your lawn all the time. Irrigation fertilizer, timing and lawn maintenance affect how vulnerable yards are to fungi, even though fungicides may be helpful for fungus outbreaks that are severe. A lawn that is too moist or too dry will probably be most susceptible to fungus problems.

Water the lawn in the daytime rather than throughout the day or at night. Because the day sun causes a large proportion of the water to evaporate until it reaches plant 26, watering during the middle of day is inefficient. Watering at night leads to fungal diseases, because the lawn remains wet immediately. It is infrequently and better to water the lawn deeply compared to water and often.

When it is dry to prevent infections from spreading round the 16, mow the lawn. Mow the lawn to the height to the selection of grass, nor cut it too short. Grass species that is different do best at several heights, and grass should be kept longest during summertime. As an instance, many rye grasses and fine fescues should be cut to two to 2.5 inches throughout spring and autumn and 2.5 to 3 inches during summer. Fescues grow nicely in urban California landscapes.

Maintain a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0 Test the soil pH using a soil testing kit when you first plant the lawn, and test it any other period the lawn appears to have fungal or expansion problems. Add lime to increase the pH or sulfur to lower it as necessary.

Fertilize the lawn regularly using a high-nitrogen lawn fertilizer. Lawn grasses require different amounts of fertilizer, and the best strategy is to ask a local nursery fertilizer that is how much your lawn assortment that is specific requirements. Experts in the University of California Davis advocate applying 1/2 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet four times a year for many grass types. Some grasses require fertilizer roughly annually. When in doubt, try a little bit of slow-release fertilizer at least twice a year — during also the end of summer and spring — and then add fertilizer if the lawn appears to be growing poorly.

Rake thatch at least once per year. Thatch provides a moist environment in which fungal spores may strain, and reducing thatch helps eliminate other fungal diseases and necrotic ring spot.

Consider using a fungicide if proper care does not eliminate problems. Pick a fungicide. Remember that fungicides created for plants aren’t appropriate for lawns. The fungicide in the rate recommended in the instructions of the manufacturer.

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