Tag Archives: Lawn Disease

Lawns in the UK can all suffer from a lawn disease. These diseases are mostly fungal infections which can infect a lawn at all times of the year. Some, such as red thread, are very visual and unsightly. Others, such as fusarium can be very damaging indeed.

Spotting lawn disease

To a professional, spotting disease on a lawn can be simple. However, for homeowners, they may be more difficult to spot. Gradual changes may not get noticed and curious spots may linger for a very long time.

If you think your lawn has a lawn disease it is a good idea to have it confirmed by a lawn care professional. A course of treatment can then be undertaken to minimise damage.

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 »

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 »

Pink patch lawn disease (limonomyces roseipellis)

By | 07/01/2018

Pink patch (limonomyces roseipellis) is a parasitic fungus which can infect lawn grass. It often appears in conjunction with red thread 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… Read More »