Fall is upon us, bringing with it the vibrant hues of changing leaves and a welcome respite from the summer heat. However, for the lush lawns across northwest Georgia, it also brings a potential threat: the Brown Patch Fungus, scientifically known as Rhizoctonia Solani. At Alternative Environments, your trusted lawn care services company, we’re here to guide you through understanding and managing this common turfgrass disease to keep your lawns healthy and vibrant.
Brown Patch Fungus thrives in the cooler temperatures of fall, which slow the growth of our warm-season southern turfgrasses and prepare them for winter dormancy. This disease often starts as small, circular brown areas several inches in diameter, which can quickly expand, causing unsightly damage to your once-lush lawn. If you’ve encountered problems with brown patch before, it’s likely that you’ll face them again as temperatures become favorable for disease development.
Now is the pivotal time to consider applying a fungicide to get ahead of this disease. Fall applications of fungicides can limit damage to the turf until it goes completely dormant and conditions become unfavorable for disease development. Acting proactively can help to mitigate the spread of the fungus and protect your lawn from extensive damage.
Fungicides, both contact and penetrant types, are effective in controlling Brown Patch Fungus and are typically applied on a curative basis. Here’s a brief overview of how they work:
- Contact Fungicides: These remain on the surface of the grass and act to kill the fungus upon contact.
- Penetrant Fungicides: These are absorbed by the grass and work from within to combat the fungus, providing longer-lasting protection.
Choosing the right fungicide and application method is crucial to effectively control the spread of the disease and protect your lawn from further damage.
At Alternative Environments, we specialize in providing top-notch lawn care services tailored to the unique needs of the northwest Georgia area. Our experienced team is well-versed in managing and treating Brown Patch Fungus, ensuring that your lawn remains a vibrant and welcoming outdoor space.
If you’ve noticed signs of Brown Patch Fungus on your lawn or want to take preventative measures, now is the time to act! For your convenience, we’ve included a simple form below this blog post for you to get pricing and availability of our specialized treatment programs. By filling out the form, you’re taking a crucial step towards safeguarding your lawn against the threat of Brown Patch Fungus this fall. Let’s work together to ensure your outdoor space remains vibrant and healthy, with Alternative Environments by your side every step of the way!
Fall is a season of beauty and change, but it also brings challenges for maintaining a healthy lawn. With the right knowledge and timely action, you can protect your turf from the damaging effects of Brown Patch Fungus. Trust in Alternative Environments to guide you through effective prevention and treatment, ensuring that your lawn remains a lush, healthy oasis despite the challenges posed by Rhizoctonia Solani.
Let’s keep the vibrant greens of northwest Georgia thriving, even through the challenges of fall!