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 »

The first case of red thread disease in 2013

By | 29/05/2013

Red thread disease (Laetisaria fuciformis) is a fungal infection which can attack grass in warm, wet summers. In 2012, red thread rose to almost epidemic levels, infecting almost 70% of lawns in the South Manchester area. The recent wet weather has meant that the grass sward is damp for most of the day which are ideal conditions for… Read More »

Red thread on a lawn … in January!

By | 07/01/2013

On my first day back out on the van after the Christmas break. The first treatment rounds of the new year saw some very sorry-looking lawns. The UK has experienced almost continual rain now for many months, often torrential. Many of my lawns have been saturated. In many cases have had to put up with standing water for… Read More »

Does your grass have a red thread infection?

By | 15/05/2012

In the England, we are currently experiencing a prolonged period of warm, wet weather. Such conditions are perfect for the spread of fungal infections throughout lawn turf, as damp grass traps spores and creates the ideal environment for their growth. The most common, especially at the moment, is the fungus commonly called “red thread” (laetisaria fuciformis), and I… Read More »


By | 12/10/2018

The Lawn Man is the professional service for lawn care in Redhills, Exeter. My name is Kris Lord and I am The Lawn Man. I service all lawns in the Redhills suburb of Exeter, in Devon. The Lawn Man has been treating domestic lawns since 2010. I have hundreds of satisfied customers who I have helped to keep… Read More »

Mowing your lawn around lawn treatments

By | 18/07/2020

I am often asked about mowing your lawn around lawn treatments. I am flexible as to when I visit to apply a treatment and will always be able to work around your mowing schedule, if needed. Mowing around your lawn treatments can be a little complicated. It depends on the condition of the lawn and treatments which are… Read More »

Should I seed or turf my new lawn?

By | 05/05/2020

I am often asked by customers if they should sow seed or lay turf to create their new lawn. There are many factors to consider when deciding which method to choose. Find out the pros and cons to the different ways and find out which method fares better in the long run. Whether you are trying to grass a slope or building that beautiful lawn of your dreams.


By | 03/09/2019

The Lawn Man’s lawn care service provides high quality, reliable lawn treatments for Sidmouth and surrounding villages. My name is Kris Lord and I am The Lawn Man. I provide a professional, affordable, lawn care service to all domestic lawns in the Sidmouth area of East Devon. I have owned my own lawn care business for nearly ten… Read More »

Question: Patchy lawn in colour and growth

By | 03/08/2019

I received this excellent question in July 2019. A patchy lawn is a common issue and the possible causes of this case are worth exploring further. Alex wrote: Hi Kris, I laid my lawn (turf rolls) almost exactly a year in July 2018. I prepared the surface and placed a rooting fertiliser before laying the turf. It was… Read More »