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

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 »

Why does grass turn yellow in the winter?

By | 27/01/2017

In the UK, the winter months of December, January and February are cold and dark. There can be as little as 8 hours of daylight per day, and most of this can clouded over. Many plants hibernate through the winter because it is not worth them trying to make food. Trees drop their leaves and herbaceous plants die… Read More »