Summer patch disease control provided in Bethlehem, Allentown, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Ensure this mid-summer disease does not strike your lawn with routine lawn care practices.
There are many different types of lawn diseases that can strike a lawn without notice, especially when the grass has not been properly cared for with correct treatments. In mid-summer, the summer patch disease will appear.
At Green Turf Care, we provide summer patch disease control for properties in Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, and the nearby areas of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania.
What Is Summer Patch Disease?
Summer patch disease is caused by fungi that infects your grass during cool, damp weather in the spring. The fungi infests the grass roots and the parts of the grass that move water throughout the blades, making it more difficult for the grass to absorb water.
The disease first becomes visible during mid-summer, with brown patches about 1-3 inches wide that pop up, destroying the uniform quality of your lawn.
Conditions that Contribute to Summer Patch
When summer patch forms, it is generally linked to some conditions that contributed to its development. These conditions include:
- Overwatering: Too much water/moisture will create a damp environment ripe for fungi to form.
- Soil compaction: If your soil is hardened, your grass is not as strong as it could be and more susceptible to disease.
- Excessive thatch: Thatch buildup that has not been removed in a while can harm your lawn and weaken it.
- Low mowing: Cutting your lawn too closely will affect the health of your grass.
- Poor drainage: If water cannot drain off your lawn, then it will sit there and cause the ground to be too wet.
By preventing these conditions, your lawn is much more likely to avoid developing this disease.
How to Stop Summer Patch from Happening
As with any lawn disease, prevention is key. It is best to be proactive to avoid damage from fungi that attack your grass. To prevent summer patch, you need to follow strict cultural practices, such as implementing a routine lawn care schedule to strengthen the turf that includes fertilization, weed control, and more. The most effective way to stop summer patch that we at Green Turf Care have found is to aerate and overseed your lawn in the fall with Turf Type tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass.
If your lawn does end up with summer patch, you need to mow your lawn at a tall height, give your grass a good amount of nitrogen, and water the lawn with one inch of water per week during the hottest summer months.
Worried that your grass may fall victim to summer patch? Contact us for a consultation.
In Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and the nearby areas of Pennsylvania, our lawn care company can help cure lawns of summer patch disease. If you are worried that your grass could fall victim to it, contact us today for a consultation at (484) 452-3595.