• 02 Jan

    Lawn Disease Control

    Common Lawn Diseases and Examples Turfgrass is susceptible to many different types of lawn diseases and once established these diseases can be devastating. The best way to prevent disease is by maintaining a healthy lawn, being careful not to over-water, and watering at the correct time of day. Maintaining healthy, attractive lawns takes hard work and manaagement practices that reduce the likeliohood of disease. Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control treats snow mold, fairy ring, dollar spot, mushrooms, brown patch disease, rusts, powdery mildew, leaf spot / melting out, red thread and pink patch, and more! If your lawn is suffering from any of these diseases, please call our office or click, “Get A Free Instant Quote” to receive a free price estimate for your lawn.

  • 02 Jan

    Snow Mold

    Description: Snow mold is most common to Kentucky Bluegrass and Fescues in regions where snow falls and sits on the lawn for extended periods of time. Symptoms Yellow, tan, or salmon-colored water-soaked patches that measure 1 to 8 inches or more in diameter. Pale pink around the edges. Spores are produced in white or salmon-colored sporodochia that are found on the dead tissue. Blighting can occur in streaks caused by spores tracking on the wheels of the equipment.

  • 02 Jan

    Fairy Ring

    Symptoms: Symptoms vary with casual agents. Aboveground mushroom and puff ball basidiocarps may or may not occur. Typically has outer rings that are either dark-green or brown in color. Shape and size of the rings vary, depending on the species. Activity in turf ceases when the individual rings come in contact with each other. Some casual agents form fruiting bodies, but not rings and vice versa. Conditions Favoring Disease: Typically occurs in the summer. Can also occur on cool-season turfgrass in mild winter climates.

  • 02 Jan

    Dollar Spot

    Symptoms: Sunken, circular patches that measure several inches. Patches turn from brown to straw color and may eventually coalesce, forming irregularly shaped areas. May display small lesions that turn from yellow-green to straw color with a reddish-brown border. Lesions can extend the full width of the leaf. Conditions Favoring Disease: Continuous high humidity at temperatures between 59F and 86F. Favored by warm days, cool nights, and intense dews. Infects areas with low levels of nitrogen. More severe in dry soils.