Tag Archives: Fusarium

Fusarium is a large family of filamentous fungi. They are part of a group often referred to as hyphomycetes. The fungi is widely distributed in soils. It is also associated with plants and particularly grasses.

Fusarium can damage your lawn

In a lawn care environment, fusarium fungus can attack grass. The damage can be permanent and the lawn scars and needs repairing.

A fusarium patch infection usually occurs in the winter. Especially during snow falls. A covering of snow provides an excellent environment for the fungus to spread under a snow blanket. The damage is only revealed after a thaw. It is for this reason it is also called snow mould.

An infection can be seen through a cotton-like growth on the grass. The leaves of the plant die and the fungus spreads in a circle. The infection can be treated with a fungicide by your lawn care professional. Damaged areas of grass often do not recover and must be repaired when conditions improve.

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 »

Will snow harm my lawn?

During the winter I am often asked if a layer of snow will harm the grass. The basic answer is no, it will not harm grass at all. In England, your cool-season grass will be happy and content even under a thick blanket. In England we grow cool season grasses, which are quite at home in mild temperatures of a… Read More »