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Common Lawn Fungus and Other Diseases

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Does your lawn feel spongy or dry, like straw?

Did you know that brown patches on your lawn are more than just dry spots?

Lawn diseases are common in Michigan, especially during the summer. How can you spot these diseases before they start? What can you do to get rid of fungus in your grass?

Look for these signs of fungi and disease:

  1. Red thread: Look for pink or red “threading” through the lawn. These patches are fast-moving, and can be caused by overwatering the lawn during humid, wet periods. A lawn fungicide treatment performed in the summer can take care of this fungus.
  2. Dollar spot: This is a common problem on the lawn and at first glance can just look like dry spots on the lawn. Dollar spot thrives in humid conditions and late-day irrigation or heavy dew can keep it alive longer.
  3. Rust: Just like it sounds, rust diseases appear as yellow to dark brown infestations that, from a distance, make it look like orange or yellow rust spots on your lawn. You may even notice a rust color on the underside of your lawn mower when this disease is prevalent. Like with dollar spots, proper irrigation and nitrogen levels in your soil can often eliminate this common problem.
  4. Grubs: Signs you may have grubs include a spongy lawn (if grubs have been feeding on your grass, it may feel spongy underfoot, like walking on freshly laid sod); dying grass (grubs eat the roots of your lawn, resulting in grass that thins, turns yellow, and eventually dies); and finally, patchy lawn (random patches of dead, brown grass will appear in your yard where grubs have been feeding).
  5. Sod web worms: The caterpillar stage of lawn moths, are a pest of bluegrass lawns in Michigan. Damage by these worms usually first appears as small, brown patches of closely clipped grass. An insecticide may be used to manage damage from these pests.

There are so many issues that may appear in your lawn. If you’re tired of playing the guessing game and trying to choose the right treatment plan, we can help.

The best thing to do to tackle tricky lawn problems is to hire one of the professional lawn care companies in Howell. Experts who know the right products and techniques are the best people to take care of your lawn!

Hire the Pros in Howell for Your Lawn Fertilization Needs

We have the knowledge and expertise to get you a beautiful, green and healthy lawn. Unlike other lawn care companies in Howell, we have a variety of programs to suit your needs:

  • Full Fertilization Program
  • Fertilization with Crabgrass Control Application
  • Fertilization with Broadleaf Control
  • Summer Fertilization with Spot Weed Control
  • Mid-Summer Fertilization
  • Full Fertilization with Broadleaf Control
  • Turf Winterization

Partial programs and individual applications are available. Service months may vary with weather conditions. New customers receive a 5-percent discount for full program prepayment.
Noticeable results guaranteed! 

If you’re unhappy with the results of any treatment, call us and we’ll make it right. We are committed to quality service and customer satisfaction, but don’t take it from us - hear from one of our satisfied customers!

“I'm a long-time customer of Ever So Green lawn services. Once I made a mistake and went for a low-cost mail-order company. I got what I paid for, poor service and poor results. So now, I'm back to paying a little extra for a beautiful lawn I can be proud of!” – E. Smith, Google Review, May 2023

Relax and enjoy a beautiful lawn this season while we do the work! We take great pride in delivering expert and professional service to all our customers. Request a quote today to get started!

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