Leaf Spot is common and very destructive to Kentucky bluegrass. It is most damaging when the weather is cool and moist during the spring and fall.
Grass blades have small oval spots with straw colored centers and maroon borders. Infected areas turn yellow and die. The lawn appears to be under-watered and under-fertilized, but don’t be fooled
What Will Happen To My Lawn?
In addition to damaging the leaf blades, the fungus can attack the crown and roots of grass plants. This usually occurs in the spring and early summer, and can cause extensive dieback of the grass. Left untreated, the plants can die in large, irregular patches several inches up to many feet in size. This may produce an irregular patchwork of damage across an entire lawn requiring multiple treatments of fungicide to get the disease under control. Combating Leaf Spot can be a timely and unpleasant weekend activity.
What Can I Do?
Make sure you bag your grass clippings to prevent the spread of this disease until lawn has recovered. Avoid overwatering. Do not water the lawn in the late afternoon or evening. Provide good soil drainage. Do not allow thatch levels to accumulate. Sometimes a fungicide is necessary to achieve complete control. Some local hardware stores carry fungicides that can treat Leaf Spot. Be sure to read the label and apply according to the directions. Depending on the severity of the disease, more than one fungicide application may be required.
How Can Natural Way Help?
We have trained, certified professionals who are used to dealing with Leaf Spot and other problems. We can aerate your lawn to help with drainage and thatch management. Natural Way can also treat your lawn with a fungicide that will control Leaf Spot and minimize overall damage.