Leaf spot disease control treatments for properties in Bethlehem, Emmaus, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania.
This fungal disease often affects Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass.
When leaf spot disease strikes your lawn, it can act quickly, taking over section by section until there is nothing left. This disease affects most of the common types of grass in our area, including tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass.
Our lawn care experts offer leaf spot disease control treatments for residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and the nearby cities of Pennsylvania.
Leaf spot generally begins in the summer with warmer evening temperatures and rainy weather.
Leaf spot disease used to be referred to as "melting out," but those are two different diseases caused by different types of fungi. Leaf spot is caused by Drechslera poae and tends to show up in the summer. Conditions for leaf spot to form include:
- Warmer evening temperatures
- Long periods of dew formation
- Rainy weather
- Excess amounts of nitrogen in the lawn
- Overwatered lawn
- Full shaded grass
Mowing the area can also cause the disease to spread as it is transmitted via spores. This disease is also spread by the wind or rainy weather.
The first signs of leaf spot disease are a visible discoloration in the lawn that is usually brown or tan in color. Upon closer examination, you will see spots on the grass blades that are purple or brown with visible decay around them.
Fighting leaf spot includes several different types of lawn treatments.
If you want to prevent leaf spot disease, the first step is to avoid mowing your lawn too closely. Longer grass and thicker blades mean that the grass is stronger and can fight off this disease.
It is also important to avoid putting too much nitrogen into your lawn. A well-seasoned lawn care expert will know exactly how much nitrogen to add to your soil and grass in order to avoid a surplus that leaf spot will love. Our lawn care treatments will help your grass be healthy enough to avoid lawn disease problems.
Fighting the initial appearance of leaf spot, however, may require the application of fungicides. We apply the fungicide to the affected areas first and then spread out from there to ensure that any nearby areas are treated for leaf spot.
The best defense against leaf spot is to ensure that your lawn does not become stressed out—in other words, keep it mowed, fertilize it properly, and aerate at least once a year.
Worried that your lawn may be affected by leaf spot disease? Contact our company to speak to us.
If you are uncertain or worried about your lawn being affected by lawn spot disease, then our company can come to assess the problem for you. We work in Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and the other areas of Pennsylvania. Contact us at (484) 452-3595 to speak with our team.