Lawn diseases have a significant impact on your grass plants, affecting your turf’s general aesthetic and vitality.
Your lawn can be susceptible to many diseases throughout the year, some are a result of poor lawn maintenance, whereas others will appear regardless of your lawn care regime. Weather conditions can stress your lawn encouraging diseases such as red thread, leaf spot, Microdochium patch (fusarium,) snow mould and dollar spot. In any of these cases we’re prepared with a cultural programme to help the lawn and if necessary a fungicide treatment which reduces the activity of the disease, allowing your lawn to recover.
Lawn disease comes in many forms, it’s generally caused by fungus which attacks the grass and deprives it of vital nutrients. Disease will weaken the grass plant, cause discolouration, and ultimately kill your lawn. Infections can occur at any time of the year but are most likely to appear during warm and wet periods.
We’ve listed the most common lawn diseases to be seen in the UK, making it easier for you to identify them.