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.

Pink patch lawn disease (Limonomyces roseipellis)

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 »

Fusarium patch lawn disease (Microdochium nivale)

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 »

Is your lawn infected with rust disease?

Recently, I have observed one or two of cases of my maintained lawns becoming infected with lawn rust disease. So I thought I’d explain a little about this disease and why grass in the UK is currently susceptible to this common infection. What is rust disease? Sometimes known as leaf rust or lawn rust, rust disease is a… Read More »