You don’t have to deal with those straw-colored dollar spots, red threads, bare spots, and grey snow mold this year if you’ll learn to find ways to counteract their emergence. You probably agree that prevention is always better than treatment that’s why practicing the right lawn care methods is extremely important.
Did you know that lawn fungus thrives in a wet environment? For this reason, leaving your turfgrass wet when night falls will only make it more vulnerable to fungal diseases. To keep this from happening, it’s best to water your lawn before 10 a.m., because during this time, the dew is still on the ground. This approach will minimize the length of time that your foliage is wet and prevent the lawn fungus from developing and spreading.
In case you’re not aware, the shorter your grass is mowed, the more stress your lawn suffers because the stems of their grass blades become too exposed. When this happens, your lawn becomes too stressed to ward off any type of disease that may threaten to destroy it. It’s best to set your mower blades higher so that you’ll only be cutting the top 1/3 of your turfgrass. Having longer grass allows your lawn to have a more extensive root system to help it withstand adverse conditions, as well as crowd out fungus development.
One of the best ways to keep your lawn healthy is to fertilize it on a regular basis. While you’re at it, be sure that you’re keeping everything balanced because fertilizing too much or too little can damage your grass. It’s best to perform a soil test to determine the fertilizer needs of your lawn.
The lawn care experts at O’Hara Pest Control can help you keep your lawn lush, green, and healthy all-year-round. Call us now to schedule an inspection.