Pink patch lawn disease (limonomyces roseipellis)

By | 07/01/2018

Pink patch (limonomyces roseipellis) is a parasitic fungus which can infect lawn grass. It often appears in conjunction with red thread lawn disease, causing similar symptoms. The disease causes areas of grass to discolour. These are usually circular, but they can coalesce into larger areas. These patches can appear over a few days, and may stay for several… Read More »

Fusarium patch lawn disease (microdochium nivale)

By | 17/11/2016

Fusarium patch disease is a very common fungal lawn disease throughout the whole of the UK. It is also sometimes called fuzz, snow mould or Microdochium patch. The current Latin name for it is Microdochium nivale (syn. Monographella nivalis). It was previously called Fusarium nivale, from which it gained its most common name. Fusarium patch disease is the most common cause… Read More »

6 tips for winter lawn care

By | 02/01/2017

Considering undertaking any winter lawn care tasks can seem pointless during the winter months. Many families rarely see sun during the cold months of the year. Leaving for work or school before sunrise, and then returning after sunset. There are many problems which poor lawn grass can suffer from during the winter. Ignoring these too long can mean… Read More »

6 tips to help your lawn through the winter

By | 10/01/2016

Grass is an very hardy plant and has evolved to survive in some of the harshest environments on earth. Left on their own, most lawns will make it through the winter without any problem. However, there are some simple things that you can do to help your lawn through the winter, reducing the possibility of damage, helping you… Read More »

How to avoid laying terrible turf

By | 04/10/2018

I recently visited a customer who contacted me with great concern that their turf “wasn’t knitting together”. Upon arrival, it seemed the lines on their lawn was the least of their worries. It was terrible turf. I rarely recommend laying turf rather than sowing new seed. The quality of the final lawn that you get with turf often… Read More »

Countess Wear

By | 25/07/2018

The Lawn Man is the professional service for lawn care in Countess Wear in Exeter. My name is Kris Lord and I am The Lawn Man. I service all lawns in the Countess Wear suburb of Exeter. The Lawn Man has been servicing lawns since 2010 and have serviced hundreds of customers who trust me to help keep… Read More »

Yarrow (achillea millefolium)

By | 23/02/2018

Yarrow (achillea millefolium) is a herbaceous, perennial herb. It grows in gardens all over the UK. In a lawn is can form a thick, spreading mat and become an invasive weed. It has many common names including ornamental yarrow, milfoil, devil’s nettle and thousand-leaf. It has also named soldier’s woundwort in reference to its medicinal effects. The botanical… Read More »

Red thread lawn disease (laetisaria fuciformis)

By | 17/01/2018

Red thread (laetisaria fuciformis) is a parasitic fungal disease which infects grass. It can appear in conjunction with pink patch lawn disease, causing similar symptoms. The disease causes areas of grass to discolour. These are usually circular, but they can coalesce into larger areas. These patches can appear over a few days, and may stay for several weeks.… Read More »