The Lawn Man

Lawn Diseases

Name Description
Anthracnose

Anthracnose is most common on Poa annua grass in the UK and Ireland but has been noted on Agrostis and Fescue. This pathogen can cause two types of disease depending on the prevailing weather conditions.

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Brown Patch

Brown Patch is not very common but it is most frequently seen on close mown areas such as golf greens and bowling greens.

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Dollar Spot

Dollar spot lesions on leaves are a pale, bleached colour. Small (dollar size) spots of bleached turf occur on close mown grass.

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Fairy Ring

The term 'fairy ring' is used to describe a number of turf grass diseases where soil-borne fungi cause certain symptoms to develop on the surface of the sward. Fairy rings are caused by the activity of many fungi classified as basidiomycetes.

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Fusarium Patch

Fusarium Patch can be a devastating disease on fine turf surfaces as the patches may be many inches in diameter and adversely affect the playing surface as well as its aesthetic value.

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Leaf Spot

Severe infection may thin the sward, cause dieback and leave patches with weak turf, affecting the aesthetic value and the playability of the turf

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Red Thread

Found on any area of turf, especially golf greens, tees, fairways, bowling greens, lawns, parkland and sports pitches. Red thread does not commonly affect the playing quality of the turf but reduces the aesthetic appearance.

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Seedling Diseases

Seedling diseases may be caused by many fungi including Microdochium nivale (Fr.) Samuels and I.C. Hallett, Fusarium spp. Drechslera spp., Bipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc.) Shoemaker, Rhizoctonia spp and Pythium spp.

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Take-All Patch

Take-all patch symptoms begin as a slight reddening or bronzing of bentgrass usually in a ring during summer months.

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Yellow Tuft

Small spots 1-3 cm in diameter of yellowed densely tillered plants with shortened roots, that are easily pulled from the turf.

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Please note: We do not treat for diseases as part of our lawn care treatment service, this is an optional service which will be tailored to remove that particular disease.