Tag Archives: Pink Patch

Pink patch is the common name for the fungal lawn disease limonomyces roseipellis. It is a very common lawn disease in the UK.

Pink patch on lawns

The infection appears as circular patches of untidy pink coloured patches of grass. Upon closer inspection, fine pink cotton-like balls grow out of the grass leaves. This is where it gets it’s name.

The infection moves between grass plants and spreads across a lawn. It can affect the look of a lawn during the summer months.

Find out more about limonomyces roseipellis, how to spot it and how to control it, in these blog posts.

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 »

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 »