Two of the most common lawn diseases in Ohio are red thread and snow mold. Each of these diseases can negatively impact your lawn, and they both thrive in environments that have excessive moisture. Red thread can be recognized by its reddish-pink blades, whereas snow mold appears in full sight once the snow begins melting away from your lawn in the spring.
You can keep an eye out for these 2 lawn diseases by monitoring your grass throughout the winter season. Even if they do appear, you can put a stop to them by scheduling professional lawn disease control treatments with an experienced lawn care team that you can trust.
1. Red Thread
Stringy, red turf isn't normal. In fact, there's a name for it - red thread foliar disease. This lawn disease is the culprit of many damaged yards in Ohio. It is caused by fungi that can spread throughout the root system of grass when the blades are wet. You can spot red thread in your lawn by determining a few distinct characteristics.
Red thread will cause your grass blades to die in patches. These patches will appear tan and reddish-pink in color. The blades of grass will also appear wilted and rotten in the affected areas. Some of the spots in your lawn may even have white mold growing over the red thread patches.
If this sounds like your lawn, then the most effective way to get rid of the disease is to stop the active fungi from spreading with professional curative lawn disease control. The best way to prevent unsightly red thread patches in the future is to implement professional lawn care throughout the year.
2. Snow Mold
As its name alludes, snow mold is a lawn disease that can affect your turf during the snowy season. It is a common issue for lawns in Ohio. As the snow rests on your lawn throughout the season, it can cause snow mold fungi to develop on the surface. The problem is, this lawn disease only becomes noticeable in the spring once the snow begins melting away.
Snow mold leaves behind patches that can range from being as small as a quarter to much larger than a basketball. There are two types of snow mold that affect lawns in Ohio: pink snow mold and grey snow mold.
A professional can assess the damage that has been caused a determine a treatment plan to get rid of it. A curative treatment schedule will stop the mold in its tracks. Much like with red thread disease, a regular lawn care routine that includes fertilization, aeration, and several other services is the way to avoid lawn diseases in the future.
Pay attention to the health of your grass in the winter. The sooner you catch a lawn disease, the sooner curative treatments can begin eliminating it.
Schedule lawn disease control as soon as your lawn experiences red thread or snow mold.
Red thread and snow mold lawn diseases can quickly create problems for the health of your turf. To get rid of these pesky lawn diseases and protect your grass, you can schedule our lawn disease control. We offer this and several other services like fertilization, aeration, overseeding, and weed control to restore your lawn after we've eliminated the disease-promoting fungi. Our services are available for residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, and nearby areas in Ohio. Give us a call today at (419) 528-5698 to schedule our lawn disease control service or any of our other lawn care services. Our professionals are standing by and ready to assist you with all of your lawn care needs.
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