Tag Archives: Fungal Disease

Identifying and treating fungal disease is an important aspect of modern lawn care. Lawn grass can become infected by a number of fungal infections all through the year.

Fungal disease on lawns

Red thread (laetisaria fuciformis) is the most common fungal disease. It usually occurs on UK lawns when the weather is warm and damp, although it can occur at other times of the year too.

Fusarium is one of the most damaging lawn diseases. It can actually kill the grass and can infect lawns over the winter when we may not be as vigilant.

Other diseases which to look out for include rust, pink patch, dollar spot and other rarer lawn diseases.

For more information about UK lawn fungal diseases have a look through these following blog posts.

Should I seed or turf my new lawn?

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.

Question: Patchy lawn in colour and growth

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 »

Red thread lawn disease (Laetisaria fuciformis)

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 »