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Brown Patch

🚨Turf Alert: Brown Patch🚨

Over the last few weeks, our GrowCow technicians have noticed Brown Patch settling in and taking hold of lawns in our area. What is Brown Patch you might ask? This is a summer disease that starts as small, irregularly shaped circles on the lawn and grows larger over time. 

I think I have Brown Patch, how do I know? 

If you are not sure, you can easily look at the blades of grass for some small brown circles (lesions) on the grass blades. These small circles are the disease settling in and here is a photo for reference.

I have Brown Patch, how do I fix the issue? 

Thankfully you have identified it early and we would love to help correct this problem. We constantly test products to ensure that your treatment effectively controls the disease while being as safe as possible for your family and the environment (there are a lot of nasty products out there). 

First, our trained technicians would treat your lawn for the disease. This will stop the disease and protect the rest of the lawn from getting it for the next month. 

Second, the lawn will start to recover from the disease, over the next 10-14 days the new grass blades will grow healthy and green. As you mow the lawn the old grass will be removed and the lawn will look better. 

Third, our monthly treatments throughout the summer months will keep the disease from coming back. 

Lastly, make sure that you are following the best practices for a healthy lawn:

  • Mowing with a sharp mower blade
  • Mowing between 3.75 and 4.25 inches
  • Watering infrequent (3 days per week) early in the mornings
  • Yearly aeration and seeding to improve soil and lawn health

Learn more about Brown Patch and other summer stress

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