Ascochyta Leaf Blight

Lawn Disease Alert: Ascochyta Leaf Blight In this post, we will discuss Ascochyta Leaf Blight, how to identify it, the conditions which it appears in, and how to treat and control Ascochyta Leaf Blight. What is Ascochyta Leaf Blight Ascochyta Leaf Blight is a fungal lawn disease which can cause brown patches of grass to appear very quickly [...]

2018-04-13T13:43:25+00:00 Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases|

Green T Disease Alert: Red Thread Disease!

Red thread is often a common occurrence on lawns in the cooler and more humid areas of the country. It can be most severe on slow growing, nitrogen hungry turf grasses such as bluegrasses, fescues, Bermuda grasses, rye grasses and bent grasses. Related: Types of grasses in northern Illinois What does Red Thread look like? [...]

2018-04-17T13:46:27+00:00 Lawn Diseases|

Green T Fungus Alert: Powdery Mildew!

The term "powdery mildew" actually refers to an entire group of fungi, each one attacking different types of plants. It usually starts with a few round white or grayish spots that you can rub off with your finger. They spread and join until the entire top leaf surface is covered, then it moves on o [...]

2018-04-17T13:18:48+00:00 Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases|

Dealing with Thatch in Your Lawn

Spring is right around the corner, and we're all ready for it to arrive with its warm weather and sunny days. But is your lawn ready? After the long cold winter months, your lawn builds a layer of dead grass and debris referred to as thatch. Dealing thatch is your first step this spring to [...]

9 Superb Tips To Prevent Asocochyta Leaf Blight

  What Is Asocochyta Leaf Blight? Asocochyta leaf blight, sometimes known as leaf spot, is a common fungal problem that affects several species of grass during the summer. This type of leaf blight affects Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue species of grass. Asocochyta leaf blight causes bleached, browned, and damaged patches of lawn. [...]

Why Is It Better To Wait Until Fall For Lawn Aeration And Overseeding?

WHY IS IT BETTER TO WAIT UNTIL FALL FOR LAWN AERATION AND OVERSEEDING? One of the keys to a healthy, beautiful lawn is incorporating aeration into your regular lawn care routine in the fall. In addition to regular lawn maintenance duties like mowing, watering and fertilizing, fall lawn aeration helps ensure your soil is getting [...]

Controlling Fairy Ring in Your Lawn

There are many common lawn diseases that regularly attack Illinois turf, but few are more difficult to control than fairy ring.  Fairy ring attacks all turf grass types that are common to the Chicago area and it can be caused by different types of soil-inhabiting fungi.  The fungi live within the thatch and soil and [...]

2018-04-06T16:40:20+00:00 Lawn Diseases|