Tag Archives: Spores

Spore are units of sexual or asexual reproduction that may be adapted for dispersal and for survival. They form part of the life cycles of moss, plants, algae and fungi.

Spores and lawn care

Many diseases and other problems on your lawn are spread by spores. This includes lawn diseases such as red thread, moss and liverworts.

They are released by the adult organism into the wind, travel great distances and survive for a long time. Once they settle they quickly grow into new adults.

There can be millions released into the atmosphere. Find out more about them and how they affect your lawn in these articles.

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 »