It's spring in Savannah, GA. That means it's time to wash the yellow gook off your car, and start working about lawn fungus. Gro-Masters has been a trusted lawn care service in Savanannah, GA for over 20 years. This is our second article about lawn fungus. To see the first lawn fungus article with descriptions of different lawn funguses, click here.
Lawn fungus is a very common, potentially devastating problem threatening your lawn. In fact, many lawn diseases begin as a result of fungus infestation. Gro-Masters has been a trusted lawn care service in Savanannah, GA for over 20 years. We have prepared this article to help Savannah, home owners better understand their lawns and what affects them.
Typically, lawn fungus is caused by unaerated soil, over-watering and/or under or over fertilizing. But one of the most common contributors to lawn fungus is humidity and high temperatures, which pretty much characterizes the climate in Savannah, Georgia. Here are some signs to look for:
Unsure whether you are getting your money’s worth out of your current lawn care provider? Can you even tell if they have come to cut the grass at all? Maybe it’s time to switch to a trusted professional company like Tidewater Landscape Management. Does your lawn still catch your eye when you get home from work? Well it should.
Do you have pests in your grass, fungus, disease? What about dead, dry patches, brown grass, have these issues ever been addressed? Has anyone form your current provider talked to you about why your lawn is dead? If you answer “No!” to any of these questions, maybe it’s time to call Tidewater.
For those fans of both a well-maintained lawn and football, ideally a game of football would happen in the field down the street. But, after taking the steps to create the perfect lawn (perhaps you read our e-book “Giving Your Lawn the Home Field Advantage”?) it may be impossible for some to resist playing on it. If this is the case at your house then you have likely seen a concerning amount of wear and tear. The wear and tear will be worse if the inspiration to play has come when the lawn is wet or frozen, and therefore more vulnerable to damage.
If you like to get out and mow your own lawn but you want it to look like it is professionally maintained, keeping it at the ideal height is the secret to your success. Letting your lawn grow too long, or cutting it too short will not only look bad in the short term, but it makes your lawn more susceptible to weeds, diseases, insects and die off. Cutting it to the correct height will stimulate growth from the crown of the grass and give your turf a dense growing pattern that will look stunning. So, what is the ideal height to keep your grass looking good? There are a few things to consider.
So, your turf looked perfect, then all of a sudden it was not looking so good. Don't worry; it's probably not your fault. Even if you've followed all the best management practices, our best efforts do not necessarily guarantee protection from diseases such as fungus and blight.
A perfectly level lawn is not only a sight that causes envy and pride, it is also quite useful. If you want to practice your golf swing, play a game of bocce, croquet, or football, and ensure your garden party guests are safe and impressed, a level lawn makes a big difference.