Brown patch lawn disease treatment and other disease management services in Alpharetta, Roswell, and other areas of North Georgia.
We work hard to prevent and treat this lawn disease that can destroy your yard.
Having a healthy lawn means your property looks better (and may even have a higher value) than if you let it succumb to disease. One common lawn disease we see every year is known as “brown patch” and can get worse if you ignore it.
TurfXpert specializes in residential, commercial, and HOA lawn care and can treat and control brown patch before it takes over your yard. We serve properties in Roswell, Marietta, Woodstock, and nearby cities in North Georgia.
What is brown patch?
Brown patch refers to those spots on a lawn that have turned yellow or brown, seemingly overnight. These patches start out small and will start to get bigger if not treated.
Brown patch lawn disease is a fungal disease that thrives when conditions are hot and humid. Luckily, brown patch can be both prevented and controlled.
What are some common signs and symptoms of brown patch lawn disease?
Yellow or brown grass isn’t always a sign of the brown patch fungus, so how can you tell? Here are a few ways to tell if you have brown patch:
- Color – You’ll probably notice a yellow patch on the first day. By the next day it may turn brown. Additionally, around the edges of the patch you may notice a darker ring of purple or burgundy.
- Shape – Patches are generally circular but may have a slightly irregular outline. If brown patch has a significant spread, you may only notice irregular patches of green grass.
- Size – Brown patch can range in diameter from several inches to several feet.
- Weather – This disease thrives when it is hot and humid and when evening temperatures get above 70 degrees.
- Other signs – You may also notice shriveled blades and rot at the base of blades. Some darker blades may also have white spots.
What kinds of grasses are affected?
In North Georgia, cool-season grasses thrive, but they are also susceptible to brown patch. Some grass varieties affected by this disease include:
- Tall fescue
- Perennial rye
How can I control brown patch?
We can’t control the sun and the rain, but there are some preventative practices to reduce the possibility of disease.
Proper fertilization and watering practices can help prevent brown patch. Avoiding excessive fertilizer in the late spring and summer can help, and avoiding watering at night can minimize the humid conditions that the fungus prefers.
The fungus lives in the thatch layer at the base of the grass; aerating once a year can break up this thatch layer and reduce opportunity for fungal growth. Existing brown patch can be treated with fungicide.
You should also make sure you have proper drainage in your lawn, this can help with controling moisture.
Are you having problems with lawn diseases like brown patch? Call us today.
Let the pros at TurfXpert handle brown patch for you. In Woodstock, Marietta, Roswell, and nearby areas of Georgia, we offer lawn disease control services to residential, commercial, and HOA properties. Call us the moment you see signs of disease before it gets out of hand. Contact TurfXpert today at (833) 444-8873 to learn more.