Do you have unanswered questions about the brown patches on your lawn or the spots on the grass blades? Get those questions answered by Iowa’s experts in lawn care

April 3, 2018

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Common Lawn Diseases and how to treat them

Spring is the season for your yard to be in full bloom. No other season comes close to the vibrancy of spring. Yes, this is so true – in an ideal world. Lo and behold, midway through spring, you are haunted by brown spots on your turf grass and on the leaves of your plants.

A wise thought to remember is that your yard is not immune to lawn diseases. They are the nuisance that ruin the peace of your lawn. They sneak in at the time you least expect as your turf is at the peak of spring bloom.

This gives you the notion that your lawn is in top shape, when lurking at the corner is a disaster waiting to happen. While it is good to keep an eye on your lawn for unwanted pests or disease, it is still always better to know the root cause and prevent them from happening.

Let’s begin by identifying what’s responsible for the grass going brown and the leaves growing spots. There can be a lot of them. Most of the causes, you probably know. It can be the lack or excess of mowing, the use of chemicals, moisture especially if left overnight, fungus developing from the moisture, insects and other pests, soil issues, and so many others.

But before we point fingers on any of these, first, let’s zero in on what these lawn diseases are. After all, how can you remedy when you do not know what you’re up against?

The brown patch appears when there is much rain and humidity, and when temperature drops below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You have reason enough to hate on this disease as it is one of the most destructive of all lawn diseases. It sneaks up at night and destroys huge areas of your lawn overnight.

There goes waking up to spring green. No way will you let this brown patch ruin your spring and summer lawn. If you’ve ever dealt with a brown patch, you must know it literally happens overnight.

That is because the brown patch is caused by fungi that thrives on high temperature and high humidity levels, causing grass to undergo stress. The remedy? Do not water too much. Mow high. Make sure thatch is removed, and keep your soil aerated.

The red thread is a fungus-caused disease that indicates a deficiency in nitrogen and potassium. This is why you should not over-fertilize, but make sure that your turf gets enough of these essential nutrients, too. Enough nutrients from fertilizers is an easy fix for this and can remedy the leaves affected by the red thread.

Rust brings about an orangey hue on your lawn. This disease is also caused by fungi due to lingering moisture in warm, shaded areas. If not treated, it can destroy your beautiful turf. Fight rust with the right amount of fertilization, mowing, and pruning of trees shading some areas of your lawn.

The summer spot or summer patch is also a lawn disease caused by fungus. This occurs a lot on lawns exposed to the heat of the sun. Look for the best fungicides to apply on your lawn every twenty-eight-day interval to control the presence of fungi.

Schedule a free consultation with All American Turf Beauty and learn more about the dynamics of your lawn from the experts. For more expert tips, visit us at All American Turf Beauty or call us at 1-800-365-8873 and book an appointment with our lawn care professionals.

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If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

To qualify for the guarantee, you must call All American Turf Beauty within 30 days of application.

Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.

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