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Take-All Root Rot: A Lawn Killer!

Does this look familiar? It could be Take-All Root Rot, caused by the fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis, most commonly found in St. Augustine and Bermuda turf grass; but it can also affect Zoysia, Fescue, Perennial Rye. With our current high humidity, warm days and cool nights, this serious fungal disease is having a party in your landscapes, especially if you’ve been watering improperly.

As soon as you notice grass blades turning yellow and the roots darkening, call us immediately for a diagnosis, as early detection and control is key to successfully healing your lawn. Untreated, the fungal disease will spread, causing grass to decline and possible die out.

Frequent shallow watering is a big cause of this fungal disease, especially in compacted soils. Lawnmowers and other maintenance equipment spread the disease from lawn to lawn. Soil aeration, organic compost application, bio-fungicides and reducing irrigation water are the best natural ways to control this disease.

For more information about how organic methods and proper watering can control fungal diseases this spring and summer, contact us today.

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