A healthy lawn just takes a little care
MILDER temperatures and any rainfall and humidity during autumn can promote the growth of lawn diseases. Lawn diseases include brown patch, winter fusarium, dollar spot and anthracnose. Lawn diseases can be hard to diagnose because signs can be similar to that
of other lawn problems such as damage from insect pests such as curl grubs and armyworm. Common lawn disease symptoms include areas of small discoloured, brown, dead or dying patches in the lawn. Lawn diseases can spread and also recur year after year, so it’s important to get them under control and keep your lawn looking fantastic. Here’s how to help reduce lawn diseases:
Mow regularly to prevent a build up of thatch and to remove clippings from the lawn.
Water only in the mornings, to allow the lawn to dry off during the day. Use a soil wetting agent to improve water penetration into the soil so water is less likely to sit on the surface. Aerate or core your lawn to improve drainage.
Use a fungicide treatment that contains an effective combination of two active ingredients to control the most
common lawn diseases. Keep your grass well fed with a lawn food that contains a good amount of potassium. Potassium is a nutrient that helps strengthen the lawn so it’s better able to resist disease infection. Yates Dynamic Lifter applied during autumn will also promote a lush green lawn as winter approaches.
Take steps to make sure disease doesn’t take hold of your lawn in autumn.