Every lawn owner has to face some grass disease that affects the health and appearance of the sod at least once in their lifetime. While we at Atlanta Sod Farms believe that prevention is the best cure for grass diseases, lawns get affected due to various reasons. When lawn diseases appear, the sooner you can spot them, the easier it is to eradicate them. Our Atlanta sod company provides healthy and high-quality sod for new and renovated yards, and one common question we get from first-time yard owners is what diseases they should watch out for. Even for experienced yard owners, it is possible to ignore signs of lawn disease if they don’t know what they are. So, to help yard owners in catching the signs of lawn diseases earlier on, we have created this helpful guide, and it is a must-read for every yard owner.
Common yard diseases and their signs by your very own Atlanta sod company
As an Atlanta sod company that cares about the health of your lawn, we understand how difficult it is to maintain healthy grass in your yard. Grass, just like any other plant, is vulnerable to several diseases. And here are some common types of lawn diseases every yard owner should watch out for:
Brown patch disease: This disease is one of the most common lawn diseases that commonly affect lawns In fall, summer, and spring, and it causes the grass to develop brown patches. The patches that form in your property due to this disease can be up to 3 feet in diameter, and they can be spotted as sunken areas. This disease can often make way for other problems, and therefore it should be spotted and dealt with as soon as possible. Luckily there are plenty of remedies for brown patch disease, and the healthy sod varieties we offer at Atlanta sod farms reduce the likelihood of brown patch disease.
Gray leaf disease: This disease involves discoloration of the edges of grass leaves, and it also leaves patches on the grass that are gray. This disease commonly affects Tall Fescue grass, and therefore if you have a Tall Fescue lawn, you should watch out for this disease during summer times and extended days of rain.
While not commonly seen in the Atlanta region, summer patch or ringspot disease is a more difficult lawn disease. This disease usually originates in early summer, but it gets more severe by the end of the summer. Early detection is crucial for limiting the damage caused by this disease. This disease also causes circular patches of browned grass later in summer, and it is difficult to control. So, the best approach is to look out for early warning signs and start using countermeasures as soon as possible to make sure this disease doesn’t progress to more severe stages.
By ensuring you get high-quality sod, ensuring proper sod installation, and giving good care to your lawn, you can reduce the chances of these diseases afflicting your grass. If you are looking for high-quality sod, you can always get in touch with us.