Springtime is a time for rejuvenation and new growth. Your lawn is emerging from winter dormancy and preparing for the warmer weather just ahead! It is important to keep your eye on your lawn as it is going through this transition period. Because it is not in its strongest state just yet, and it can be susceptible to lawn diseases.

Spring dead spot is a common lawn disease that we see here in Georgia. One of the main symptoms to keep your eyes out for is random, circular dead patches of grass as your turf greens up in the spring. If you find that spring dead spot disease has taken ahold of your grass, it is best to contact a professional to cure it. To prevent the disease from returning next year, you can schedule a preventative treatment in the fall and invest in lawn care services to keep your lawn strong enough to fight off this disease.

What does spring dead spot look like, and what should you do if you find it?

Dead spot found in lawn in Duluth, GA.

Spring dead spot is easy to identify. Its symptoms show up as circular patches of dead grass that stand out in the spring when the rest of the grass around it is green and growing. It can be quite difficult to treat once your lawn is infected with spring dead spot. That’s why it’s best to reach out to a lawn care professional to handle it. A lawn care professional will start by applying curative treatments to your lawn to stop this disease in its tracks. Then, they’ll curate an individualized plan for you to nurse your grass back to health.

How can you prevent spring dead spot from appearing next year?

TurfXpert professional spraying lawn with fertilizer treatment in Duluth, GA.

If you had spring dead spot on your lawn this spring, there are several ways you can strengthen your lawn to prevent it next year. You want to start by scheduling a preventative treatment in the fall. The reason this treatment needs to be scheduled in the fall is that this is when spring dead spot starts to form on your turf. Additionally, the treatment is most effective when soil temperatures are between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, so you need to wait for the soil temperatures to cool down before administering it.

Different lawn care services will also strengthen your grass against spring dead spots and other lawn diseases. Aeration will open passageways that allow nutrients and resources to easily access the roots of your grass. If you pair aeration with overseeding, then you can thicken your lawn and promote healthy, new grass growth. Dethatching your lawn is another way to remove excessive build-up between your grass and soil, which can help make it easier for nutrients to reach the roots of your grass, which in turn will help your grass grow stronger. You should also supply your grass with a boost in nutrients using a low-nitrogen fertilizer treatment to give your grass the nutrients that it needs to thrive.

Andrew O'Neill at TurfXpert.

In addition to nitrogen, most fertilizers also contain phosphorus and potassium. These nutrients work together to help your lawn become strong and resistant to diseases!

Call us today to schedule our spring dead spot control treatment!

Spring dead spot is a stubborn lawn disease, but it can be treated, and steps can be taken to prevent it from ever developing on your lawn. At TurfXpert, we offer a preventative treatment to keep spring dead spot from appearing on your lawn. We also offer various lawn care services to help nurse your lawn back to health. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in Woodstock, GA, and surrounding cities like Roswell and Alpharetta. Call us today at (833) 444-8873 to schedule our spring dead spot control treatment.