How To Control and Prevent Brown Patch in Kentucky Lawns
- February 22, 2021
Maintaining a lawn comes with a lot of work and responsibility. Homeowners spend a lot of money and effort each year trying to create the perfect yard. That’s why when brown spots show up out of nowhere it can cause great concern. The important thing is to not panic. Lawn diseases like brown spots are often telling you something more about your lawn. By being able to identify the brown spot you’ll be able to control and prevent it.
Brown patch is a common lawn disease caused by a fungal pathogen that affects cool-season turfgrass species such as tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and bentgrass. Brown patch is a foliar disease, meaning it only affects the blades, not the crowns or the roots. Outbreaks in lawns can result in thin, weak turf that may be susceptible to weeds and moss. Even a mild case of brown patch can ruin the uniform appearance of your lawn.
Brown patch is most common during hot and humid weather when nighttime temperatures rise above 65 degrees F. Prolonged wetness caused by rain, poor soil drainage, or watering too late in the afternoon are also significant contributors..
Brown patch isn’t easy to miss. If you have a pristine, weedless lawn you’ll notice it right away as a patch of brown or tan colored grass. The disease rots the grass from the base, causing them to dry up and die. The size of the patches can grow over time and merge with other ones, growing over several feet in diameter.
Brown patch can kill and weaken your grass, leaving it vulnerable to weeds and other diseases.
At Farison Lawn Care, we have been providing our community with unmatched lawn care service for over 45 years. We have built a trust with our customers that keeps them returning year after year. You won’t get the same cookie-cutter lawns you’d get with the national brands. At Farison you get friendly professionals that are also part of the community that takes the time to get to know and understand your yard before coming up with a treatment plan.