Fall Brown Patch Fungus is a gross nuisance to the health and beauty of your lovely lawn. It will spread through your well-manicured lawn quickly like a gross, brown ninja. Fungicides are almost always applied on a curative basis for controlling brown patch fungus. Both contact and penetrant fungicides are effective in controlling this disease. At AELMI, we have an abundance of available treatment programs that can help you treat your lawn for Fall Brown Patch Fungus, or any of the other hosts of pesky weeds and pests that have declared war on your beautiful lawn! We’ve included some very helpful information about Brown Patch. If you think you have it, or if you’re not sure and would like an expert to diagnose your lawn, then call AELMI at 678.840.4449! We can help!
- When Fall arrives, it will bring cooler temperatures that will slow the growth of our warm-season Southern turfgrasses, and prepare them to go dormant for the winter. This also happens to be the combination of factors that favor the development of brown patch fungus, the most common disease of turfgrass lawns. If you have had problems with brown patch before, you will most likely have them again as temperatures become favorable for disease development, particularly with rainy seasons. Applying a fungicide will help you get ahead of this disease.
- Fall Brown Patch starts out as small circular brown areas that are several inches in diameter. And as soon as you turn your back, they will quickly increases in size.
- Brown patch fungus does not usually kill the grass, but it will attack the base of the grass sheaths, and cause them to rot. This results in increasingly thinning areas of grass in your yard. Those thin areas will then be very susceptible to a rapid invasion of weeds.
- Fall applications of fungicides can limit the damage of Brown Patch to your yard. If effective, these treatments will cause the fungus to go completely dormant until conditions become unfavorable for disease development.