Lawn Diseases Found In Our Area
Florida may have beautiful weather and perfect temperatures, but we are not without our share of lawn diseases. These are the most common lawn diseases found in our area.
Dollar spot gets its name from the way it first appears as a small circular spot that kills the grass right to the root. It begins by causing tan-colored lesions on the leaf blades. As the disease grows, it creates round, yellow patches in the grass and can spread up to six inches or more in diameter.
Brown patch fungus typically begins as a small brown or yellow circular patch in your grass. Affected blades are easily pulled up because the fungus destroys the tissue at the leaf base. Brown patch does best in warm, humid conditions. A good way to prevent brown patch is to make sure your grass is dried out properly before the end of the day.
Grey Leaf Spot
Gray leaf spot affects St. Augustine grass primarily during our hot and humid summers. Caused by a fungus, it appears as an oblong tan spot on the individual blades of grass. Grey spot can weaken lawns, slow down growth, and kill large swaths of grass, creating opportunities for weeds and more diseases to move in. Signs usually appear in shaded areas along the northern areas of your property.
Rust is a name given to several fungal diseases that affect zoysia and St. Augustine grass. The first sign of rust is small white, yellow, or orange spots that appear on the leaves during the cooler months. As the disease progresses, the leaves may develop wounds that turn yellow, brown, or even black, and eventually die.
Lawn diseases can be tricky to prevent and even trickier to get rid of. At ADVANTAGE GREEN we have the means to treat a variety of lawn diseases by using targeted fungicides in the right proportions.