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Red Thread

Turf affected: All species of grass Symptoms: Pinkish red threads that form around the leaf blades and bind them together. Eventually, the affected turf will turn brown. The red threads are most visible when the turf is wet and you may see red spores on your mower and shoes. Disease occurrence: Early spring Management: The best…

Leaf Spot

Turf affected:  Kentucky bluegrass (especially common bluegrasses), fescues and other lawn grasses Symptoms:  Small lesions on leaf blades. Dark coloured spots that eventually turn light tan but remain bordered by a dark brown outer edge. Eventually these plants die out and turn brown or straw coloured, this can occur in patches. Disease occurrence:  Spring, typically…

Fairy Ring

Turf affected:  All species  Symptoms:  Large arcs or rings consisting of very green grass, dead grass, mushrooms, puffballs or a combination of all. Disease occurrence:  Late March to early November Management:  Remove desiccating organic matter such as tree stumps, rotting lumber, etc… from the soil before planting.  Provide proper fertilization (more nitrogen) and irrigation along…

Dollar Spot

Turf affected:  Bluegrass and Ryegrass Symptoms:  Straw-colored patches 2 to 6 inches in diameter.  Hourglass shaped lesions with reddish-brown margins develop across the leaves. Disease occurrence:  Late March to early November. Management:  Drought soils and prolonged wet foliage are key factors for disease development, so water deeply but infrequently early in the day to allow…

Dog Spot

Turf affected: All species.  Symptoms: When your pet urinates on your lawn, it can cause the grass to burn out and yellowish dead spots will appear due to the high levels of nitrogen in their urine. It’s worse with female dogs because they typically have stronger urine, and they usually revisit the same spots, but…

Brown Patch

Turf affected:  Bluegrass, Fescue, and Ryegrass  Symptoms:  Circular brown patches up to 3ft in diameter that develop during hot, wet weather.  Infected leaves become dark, wilt and die quickly when the disease is active.  The entire patch will eventually become a brownish tan color. Disease occurrence:   Mid June to early September Management:  Avoid excessive fertilization…

Rust

Turf affected:  Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Tall Fescue  Symptoms:  Small yellow specks on leaves and stems develop into orange or red pustules.  Heavily infected lawns may have an orange or reddish hue, and the lawn may begin to thin out.  This “rust” will be visible on shoes and mowers after being on the lawn. Disease occurrence: …

Red Thread

Turf affected: All species of grass Symptoms: Pinkish red threads that form around the leaf blades and bind them together. Eventually, the affected turf will turn brown. The red threads are most visible when the turf is wet and you may see red spores on your mower and shoes. Disease occurrence: Early spring Management: The best…

Leaf Spot

Turf affected:  Kentucky bluegrass (especially common bluegrasses), fescues and other lawn grasses Symptoms:  Small lesions on leaf blades. Dark coloured spots that eventually turn light tan but remain bordered by a dark brown outer edge. Eventually these plants die out and turn brown or straw coloured, this can occur in patches. Disease occurrence:  Spring, typically…

Fairy Ring

Turf affected:  All species  Symptoms:  Large arcs or rings consisting of very green grass, dead grass, mushrooms, puffballs or a combination of all. Disease occurrence:  Late March to early November Management:  Remove desiccating organic matter such as tree stumps, rotting lumber, etc… from the soil before planting.  Provide proper fertilization (more nitrogen) and irrigation along…

Dollar Spot

Turf affected:  Bluegrass and Ryegrass Symptoms:  Straw-colored patches 2 to 6 inches in diameter.  Hourglass shaped lesions with reddish-brown margins develop across the leaves. Disease occurrence:  Late March to early November. Management:  Drought soils and prolonged wet foliage are key factors for disease development, so water deeply but infrequently early in the day to allow…

Dog Spot

Turf affected: All species.  Symptoms: When your pet urinates on your lawn, it can cause the grass to burn out and yellowish dead spots will appear due to the high levels of nitrogen in their urine. It’s worse with female dogs because they typically have stronger urine, and they usually revisit the same spots, but…

Brown Patch

Turf affected:  Bluegrass, Fescue, and Ryegrass  Symptoms:  Circular brown patches up to 3ft in diameter that develop during hot, wet weather.  Infected leaves become dark, wilt and die quickly when the disease is active.  The entire patch will eventually become a brownish tan color. Disease occurrence:   Mid June to early September Management:  Avoid excessive fertilization…

Rust

Turf affected:  Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Tall Fescue  Symptoms:  Small yellow specks on leaves and stems develop into orange or red pustules.  Heavily infected lawns may have an orange or reddish hue, and the lawn may begin to thin out.  This “rust” will be visible on shoes and mowers after being on the lawn. Disease occurrence: …

Dog Urine & Your Grass

Dog urine on grass is a common problem for dog owners. The urine from dogs can cause unsightly spots in the lawn and kill grass.

What Is The Best Height To Cut My Grass? Why?

Caring for your garden can be a lot more complicated that it seems it would be on paper. You have to keep on top of raking leaves in fall, make sure pests and weeds aren’t taking over, make sure you aerate your lawn once a year.

Lawn Care Tips To Get Rid Of Pest Infestation

When owning a lawn, there are numerous issues that can affect its looks and health. And, one of the most devastating issues individuals can experience is pest infestation. Luckily, there are ways to accommodate this issue.

Lawn Care Experts Cite The Benefits Of Verticutting

When maintaining lawns, there are numerous methods as well as solutions homeowners can choose from. However, not all solutions can provide you with the best results. Fortunately, there are still services that can ensure the best features such as verticutting.

Important Summer Lawn Care Tips

Everyone wants to have a beautiful lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, but a lot of people do not know how to achieve that beautiful, lush, healthy, green lawn during the warm summer months.

Remarkable Uses Of Oatmeal For Lawn Care And Gardening

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can include in your diet. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Although it is low in fat and cholesterol, it is one of the most filling foods around. As such, if you’re trying to lose weight, as long as you minimize the number of…

What Is Snow Mold And How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Any homeowner who has to look after their lawn can tell you what an uphill battle it can sometimes be. It seems that there is a never ending supply of diseases and afflictions ready to strike down your lawn at a moment’s notice.

Environmental Benefits of Lawns

Climate is controlled at ground level by turfgrasses as they cool temperatures appreciably, thus working as exterior “air conditioners.”

How Often Should You Be Aerating Your Lawn

Looking after your lawn & making sure it stays fresh and healthy is often easier said than done. From clearing leaves & snow from your lawn in the colder months to fertilizing, mowing and removing weeds, you have to put a lot of work to keep your lawn green.

How Salt Can Damage Your Lawn

As the winter rolls on and the cold weather sets in, people using salt to deice become a regular sight. Salting may be great for preventing ice from forming on roads or driveways, but you should make sure none of that salt then makes its way onto your lawn.

Dog Urine & Your Grass

Dog urine on grass is a common problem for dog owners. The urine from dogs can cause unsightly spots in the lawn and kill grass.

What Is The Best Height To Cut My Grass? Why?

Caring for your garden can be a lot more complicated that it seems it would be on paper. You have to keep on top of raking leaves in fall, make sure pests and weeds aren’t taking over, make sure you aerate your lawn once a year.

Lawn Care Tips To Get Rid Of Pest Infestation

When owning a lawn, there are numerous issues that can affect its looks and health. And, one of the most devastating issues individuals can experience is pest infestation. Luckily, there are ways to accommodate this issue.

Lawn Care Experts Cite The Benefits Of Verticutting

When maintaining lawns, there are numerous methods as well as solutions homeowners can choose from. However, not all solutions can provide you with the best results. Fortunately, there are still services that can ensure the best features such as verticutting.

Important Summer Lawn Care Tips

Everyone wants to have a beautiful lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, but a lot of people do not know how to achieve that beautiful, lush, healthy, green lawn during the warm summer months.

Remarkable Uses Of Oatmeal For Lawn Care And Gardening

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can include in your diet. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Although it is low in fat and cholesterol, it is one of the most filling foods around. As such, if you’re trying to lose weight, as long as you minimize the number of…

What Is Snow Mold And How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Any homeowner who has to look after their lawn can tell you what an uphill battle it can sometimes be. It seems that there is a never ending supply of diseases and afflictions ready to strike down your lawn at a moment’s notice.

Environmental Benefits of Lawns

Climate is controlled at ground level by turfgrasses as they cool temperatures appreciably, thus working as exterior “air conditioners.”

How Often Should You Be Aerating Your Lawn

Looking after your lawn & making sure it stays fresh and healthy is often easier said than done. From clearing leaves & snow from your lawn in the colder months to fertilizing, mowing and removing weeds, you have to put a lot of work to keep your lawn green.

How Salt Can Damage Your Lawn

As the winter rolls on and the cold weather sets in, people using salt to deice become a regular sight. Salting may be great for preventing ice from forming on roads or driveways, but you should make sure none of that salt then makes its way onto your lawn.