Disease Control

Disease can range from brown patch and rust to snow mold and dollar spot. Because disease in turf can be difficult to detect and diagnose, rely on the knowledge and ability of Go Green professionals to diagnose the problem. Once detected a cultural method or a professionally applied control product should rid the lawn of the disease. Whenever the lawn does not look right, contact us, so we can get out there and make a quick determination.

Lawn

Lawn disease requires the right combination of grass type, environment and pathogen. The detail above shows the grayish-white mycelium of gray snow mold covering a section of turf. The damage to your lawn can be extensive. Fairy rings form in soil that’s high in woody organic matter. In moist conditions, the rings may be accompanied by mushrooms.



Lawn

Cool-weather stripe smut displays black stripes of erupted spores on blades. Grass becomes dry and blades curl. Circular patches of matted, straw-colored grass surrounding a tuft of green grass may be necrotic ring spot. This disease is especially common to bluegrass and red fescue.



Lawn

Brown patch features circular areas ranging from a few inches to several feet in diameter. Healthy green leaves may persist in brown areas. Pink snow mold develops from late fall to early spring, during moist cool weather, with or without snow cover. Pink mycelium is visible in sunlight.




Lawn

Dollar spot affects low-nitrogen lawns—especially when the grass is stressed by drought and subject to heavy dew.

Rust appears on low-fertility, compacted or shady lawns, when growth slows due to hot, dry weather.