What Is Brown Spot?
Your Guide to Common Lawn Problems in Arnold, MO Cardinal Lawn Care
Taking care of lawns in Arnold and Pevely, MO since 2010
So you walked into your Pevely backyard the other day, and you notice brown patches where it used to be all green. On closer inspection, it looks like there are cobwebs or dryer lint on these patches.
The individual grass blades are looking ragged and brown too. What’s up with your lawn?
It could be brown spot, a fungal disease that starts out small in a circular or U-shape. Depending on the level of disease, brown spot will continue to grow and make your lawn look ugly.
And those cobweb-looking things? It’s mycelium which is part of the fungal disease.
Brown spot usually shows up in the spring after the snow melts or in mid-summer when it’s muggy and hot for a string of days or weeks.
How to Help Your Lawn Recover from Brown Spot
Before you jump into your car and race to your nearest Lowe’s or Home Depot to buy fungicide to kill brown spot, make sure you call the best lawn care company in Arnold, Missouri first. A Cardinal lawn care technician will visit your property to look at your lawn’s brown spots and make a proper diagnosis.
You also won’t need to use any fungicide as long as you slow down or stop adding fertilizer and lessen how much you irrigate your lawn each week.
Lawn fertilizer and overwatering your lawn feed the fungus, and it’ll continue to spread throughout your lawn. In most cases, your lawn service professional will recommend core aeration to open up the soil to receive more light and air. Aeration will help kill the fungus and get your lawn back to normal.
To stop feeding the disease, he’ll also recommend getting the dew off of your lawn grass every morning. You can either run your lawn mower over your lawn or drag a garden hose across your lawn to help dry the dew.
Next, your lawn care technician will continue to mow your lawn to help your grass recover from brown spot.
Your lawn doesn’t have to succumb to brown spot disease. Instead, fight back and invest in core aeration and proper mowing techniques. These two practices will help your lawn grass outgrow the fungus and go back to growing thick and green.
If you think you have brown spot disease on your Pevely lawn, you need Cardinal Lawn Care to diagnose and treat the fungus. Call us today at 314- 686-3907 or fill out our contact form.
At Cardinal Lawn Care, we serve the following Missouri cities and towns: Pevely, Fenton, Sunset Hills, Concord, Oakville, Arnold, Imperial, Horine, Hillsboro, Cedar Hill, Scotsdale, Byrnes Mill, and High Ridge.
Day, Julie, “How to Identify the Cause of Brown Spots in Your Lawn,” TodaysHomeowner.com.
Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science, “Brown Patch.”