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How to Prevent Lawn Disease

How to Prevent Lawn Disease

Lawn disease comes in many forms and can plague your yard, rendering it unattractive and unhealthy. Learn here about how the most common diseases and how Green Lawn Fertilizing can help combat its effects and prevent future outbreaks.

Prevention is the key to avoiding lawn disease, because prevention is much easier than treatment. However, the earlier you treat, the more likely the lawn disease can be stopped. The following are some ways to know that you may be about to experience lawn disease, and what to do about it.

Maintaining bright green grass during winter becomes much more difficult, and changes to your grass can profoundly affect how healthy your grass is the following year as well. Read about some of the effects of cold weather on your lawn.

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Winter is your lawn’s least favorite season. During this time of year, frosts can bite at your well-maintained grass and plants, hail can batter them, and snow can crush them under its weight and cause soil compaction, as well as potentially trapping moisture and heat in the grass below it which can lead to lawn diseases such as Snow Mold. Find out how to avoid these potential winter disasters using the guide to winter lawn protection below.

As we are getting into the full swing of applying Round 1 treatments here at Green Lawn Fertilizing, we are seeing an abundance of Snow Mold on lawns throughout our service area. This is a fungus which is highly common in the beginning stages of the lawn care season as we try to exit the cold, harsh winter weather and head into the spring.

When the snow begins to melt in spring, some homeowners will be due for a nasty surprise—namely, that of snow mold. Snow mold is a fungal lawn disease that strikes in the wintertime and can cause noticeable damage to your lawn come spring. Learn how to recognize snow mold when you see it, the factors it is caused by, and what you can do to prevent it.

Snow mold, red thread and lawn moss are three unwelcome lawn conditions whose texture and colors can detract from the uniformity of an otherwise neat, green lawn. Find out how to recognize and prevent these unsightly lawn blemishes.

As a lawn care fertilizing company, our state-certified technicians, service managers and even general management attempt to tackle every lawn disease as it's own individual case. Certain lawn diseases are more complex to diagnosis and treat, whereas others can easily be prevented with a Fungicide program or proper a proper lawn pH. Other factors that can lead to lawn disease are: excessive thatch, low soil fertility; compacted soils, heavy prolonged dews; uncontrolled infection from the previous lawn care year and of course the unpreventable, ever changing weather patterns.

As the snow begins to melt, you may find your lawn full of circles or patches of dead-looking grass. Your turf may be suffering from Snow Mold.