As we approach this 4th of July weekend we’re coming out of a June that’s experienced near-record levels of rainfall. Lawns are growing faster than normal which uses more fertilizer than normal weather conditions. If your yard isn’t very green or almost chlorotic, your lawn is more than likely suffering from adequate food.
The image shown in this post is of a fungus (lawn disease) called Red Thread. We’re seeing more of this disease appear on Northeast Ohio lawns this year because of the lack of nutrients for fast growing grass.
Mild cases of Red Thread can easily be treated with a fertilizer application. If it becomes more severe we may need to apply a fungicide treatment. Our specialists will be able to determine the best treatment for each lawn.
Identifying Red Thread Disease
How do you know if your lawn has the Red Thread fungus? Generally, Red Thread will appear to be brownish or yellow in color but if you look very closely at the affected areas of grass you should see a red or pinkish tint. If you’ve identified the reddish color in your lawn then it’s likely the fungus is Red Thread.
If you’re having problems identifying your current lawn disease as a result of this spring’s weather, don’t worry, you can call us and we’ll have a technician come out and identify the disease and treat it right away.
Sometimes weather conditions that are abnormal can increase disease in your lawn. If you see anything in your lawn you aren’t sure of, call Custom Spray and we’ll get your lawn green and healthy again. Phone# 330-861-5035