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Red Thread
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What Is Red Thread?

Red Thread, also known scientifically as Laetisaria fuciformis, is a lawn disease that can cause significant damage to your turf. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in wet and humid environments. The good news is that Red Thread is not very common, and there are several things you can do to prevent it from appearing in your lawn. 

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What Is Leaf Spot?

Leaf Spot is a lawn disease that causes grass to become riddled with unsightly spots. It is a versatile disease that can be either fungal or bacterial, and it is notorious for ravaging lawns that are exposed to prolonged periods of moisture and humidity. As a lawn disease, Leaf Spot often comes from infected leaves spreading disease to healthy turfgrass.

Dollar Spot Lawn Disease
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What Is Dollar Spot?

Dollar Spot is a fungal lawn disease that can infect both warm- and cool-season grass types. This disease causes unsightly patches of yellow or tan grass to develop on low-mowed lawns. Though Dollar Spot is most often identified by the small size of the infected patches it leaves behind, those small patches often melt together to form widespread damage across your entire lawn.

Rust Lawn Disease
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What Is Rust?

Rust is a fungal lawn disease that affects struggling turfgrass. This disease is infamous for leaving an orange substance on everything it contacts, which is also how it spreads infection. This article will help you understand how to identify Rust and how to prevent it from spreading.

Large Patch
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What Is Large Patch?

Large Patch is a very common lawn disease that affects warm-season turfgrass. This disease is caused by the exact same fungus that is responsible for the well known Brown Patch disease, making symptoms and treatments for both quite similar. If you have ugly patches of discolored and damaged turf across your lawn, this article will help you determine whether you are dealing with Large Patch, as well as what you can do to prevent it!

Brown Patch
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What Is Brown Patch?

The humid climate of North Carolina can be a breeding ground for lawn diseases, the most common of which is known as Brown Patch. As a fungal lawn disease, Brown Patch is caused by a specific type of fungus named Rhizoctonia solani. This fungal disease causes circular patches of browning turf to plague your lawn, and it spreads rapidly once these patches begin to emerge. 

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Understanding And Preventing Lawn Disease

There are so many questions to be answered when we talk about lawn disease: What is it? What are the effects? Can I avoid it? How do I treat it? With all of these and other questions in mind, RDS Lawn Care Services wants to make sure you know everything you need to know in order to protect and defend your property against harmful lawn diseases. Keep reading to find out how lawn diseases spread, different types you are likely to encounter, and how you can take steps to prevent these diseases from destroying your turf!

Fungal Pressure in North Carolina
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Fungal Pressure in North Carolina

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