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.

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 »

Question: Lawn looking like straw after cut

By | 15/08/2017

I received this question from a reader from surrey in August 2017 who is worried his newly turfed lawn looks like straw. Hi. Unfortunately I live in surrey but came across your site. Thank you for offering to reply to my email. I installed a lawn 3 months ago. I put down 20 tonnes of topsoil. It was… 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 »