Turf Disease Control

Turf Diseases can be difficult to control or eliminate. They can be present one year and absent the next. Sooner or later, just about every turfgrass may develop disease problems if conditions are favorable.

Disease control is achieved using fungicides either preventatively (before disease is present) or curatively (after disease is present). Once disease is present, fungicides will slow the spread while the turf is allowed to recover.

Improving air flow, drainage, and proper watering will also help with disease.

Grassmasters offers various disease treatment programs designed to prevent problems before they start.

Common Eastern North Carolina Diseases

  • Brown Patch: A fescue lawns worst nightmare. Brown patch is a problem disease we see May through August. Fungicides will be needed every 28-30 days while conditions are favorable.
  • Large Patch: Large patch is a spring and fall disease infecting Centipede, St Augustine, and Zoysia grass. It often shows up during wet conditions and warm night temperatures.
  • Spring Dead Spot: Spring dead spot in bermuda grass. It is caused by a fungus that infects the turf in the fall. However, symptoms do not appear until the following spring with large circular dead spots, which do not green-up with the rest of the bermuda grass.
  • Take All Patch: Take All Patch is a soil born turf fungus that can affect any turf grass. Normally, it is found in Centipede lawns and forms crescent shaped places in the lawn. If not treated, it will slowly spread outward.