Common Lawn Diseases Found In Wildwood
Grey Leaf Spot
One of the best ways to prevent a lot of lawn diseases in Florida is to follow proper irrigation methods. Grey leaf spot is one of those preventable diseases that thrive in hot, wet conditions. It is identified by oblong, tan-colored spots on your grass. As it spreads, it kills and weakens your grass. At ADVANTAGE GREEN, we know that when lawns are weakened, it exposes them to more diseases, pests, and weeds.
Brown patch starts simply as a brown patch of grass. Your first instinct might be to water it, but if it doesn’t respond to irrigation, then there is a bigger problem, and you might be making it worse. Brown patch is another disease that loves moist, humid conditions and is usually caused by long periods of rain or your grass not getting enough sunlight. Make sure your grass has enough time to dry out during the day because wet grass plus night time temperatures equal bad news for your lawn.
Rust fungus is a shade loving disease that usually occurs in the early spring to fall when temperatures are between 60-85 degrees. At first sight, your grass will look like it’s covered in rust. This orange color comes from the fungus releasing its spores onto the grass and spreading. As it spreads, it severely weakens your lawn and leaves it vulnerable to other lawn problems.
Dollar spot usually starts small, about the size of a silver dollar coin. You might not notice it right away, but as the spots grow in size and merge into larger spots, then you have a real problem. These spots are caused by dying grass, and that means you’ll have to spend weeks or even months repairing that area and getting it back to what it once was. Dollar spot is most active when humidity is high, and temperatures are above 70 degrees.