Lawn Care to Control St Augustine Lawn Disease
Once an outbreak of lawn disease has occurred in our Saint Augustine grass lawns, the very best methods to begin treating it are also the best methods for the prevention of lawn disease. So if we haven't already been following these cultural management practices to reduce the possibility of lawn fungus outbreaks, then it's time to start right now with a simple year round lawn care program.
To put lawn disease and how to treat it into perspective lets take a quick moment to look at the optimum growing environment for any type of lawn fungus or lawn disease
Fungus diseases love excess moisture, darkness, warmth and humidity, it's here that they will thrive, flourish and multiply while under these perfect conditions.
Therefore, the enemy of lawn disease will be light and dryness. So to make our lawns more resistant to and more able to fight disease infections, we need to remove the environmental conditions which promotes fungal growth.
And these are the best ways to achieve this:
Reduce Shade On Susceptible Lawns
Prune back surrounding trees and bushes to increase direct sunlight levels to any lawn areas affected. This will aid in reduction of lawn disease infections by increasing direct sunlight, increasing lawn health to fight infections and evaporating excess water which may be present in the thatch layer.