Donít let red thread disease take
over your lawn!
Red Thread affects blue grasses, fescues, ryegrasses and bent grasses. The
disease is mostly cosmetic and does not infect the crown or roots. Symptoms
include the grass blades dieing from the leaf tip downward. Irregular circular
areas of dead leaves that are tan in color. Circles vary from 4-8 inches in
diameter. The disease development is most common in the spring and fall during
periods of intense moisture in slow growing turf's that are deficient in
nitrogen and moisture and soils that are compacted.
Water deeply and infrequently without causing moisture stress. Avoid early
evening watering. Mow frequently to recommended mowing height. Incorporate
management practices that encourage leaf growth. Fertilize to maintain
appropriate nutrient levels. Aerate to relieve compacted soils. Seed thinned
turf with disease resistant cultivars
Lawn King, LLC performs turf
disease scouting when we perform each fertilizer application. If there is a
problem, we will inform you as to the type of disease, the severity and if
treatment is required. Of course, as a team, (you and I) if you notice a
problem, you should contact us immediately.