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.

5 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the season of lawn care. Your grass has a tough time during UK winters. Short days, low light levels and wet soil is far from ideal conditions for grass plants. Follow these top tips this year to bring your lawn back to its best and set it on the right path to looking great this summer.

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 »