What relief the cooler weather brings, but along with it comes the season for Brown Patch. Just as the name implies, this disease, caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani,causes expanding brown patches in the lawn.
Our Massey GreenUP Landscape Program is very effective at treating and stopping this disease before it gets out of hand. Once a treatment is applied, recovery usually starts within 1 – 2 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
If brown patch is an ongoing problem, it may be possible that the lawn is receiving too much water. Lawns need less water during the winter because it doesn’t evaporate from the soil as quickly as it does during the summer and plants aren’t using the water up as quickly. Watering once per week is generally sufficient in the fall and winter months.
If you see a brown patch in your lawn, contact Massey Services for a free landscape inspection. We’ll be able to identify your problem and provide recommendations to make your lawn green, healthy and beautiful.