Avoiding Lawn Diseases
There are a few things you can do to avoid lawn diseases and funguses. The ideal start is preventatives like a fungicide treatment during the optimal window of time using Local Turf Pros.
Keeping your grass well maintained regularly is a great start. Never mow more than a third of the length of your grass. This causes stress and opens the doors to an invasive fungal disease like brown patch, dollar spot, leaf blight, and even leaf rust.
It is a bad idea to water your lawn during the afternoon. This causes fungal diseases in your lawn. It also wastes your water as it is evaporating and the lawn does not benefit at all. Never let water sit on your lawn overnight. We understand that if it rains you cannot really help that.
We recommend watering for 30 minutes in the morning 3 times per week. Ideally you want about 1 inch of water each week. You will have to work with mother nature to get this right and if it rained you may need to scale back on your watering efforts.
Using Local Turf Pros
With Local Turf Pros you don't have to worry with these fungal issues. They may pop up but we will be ready to treat if they do. We normally do not see any lawn disease issues with our clients as we apply preventatives during the appropriate seasonal window. Sometimes that is not enough but we will be on top of it if not.