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Fungal disease can infect any lawn


Hey guys, this is Aaron Suttenfield with RDS Lawn Care. And I just wanted to share with you a quick video. This is a lawn that is experiencing some disease pressure. And you’ll see in the video here attached the little black specks that you see on it are a fungal disease that’s happening in this fescue turf. It’s very common this time of year. But I want to make you aware that even with preventative fungicides, which this lawn has received, you can still get fungal pressure. There’s a lot of cultural things that are going on that that contribute to this. You know, using fungicides is a great tool and it helps. But if you don’t have healthy soil, if you’re not watering properly, even if you’re doing all those things properly, and we get a lot of late afternoon thunderstorms, your lawn is still susceptible to disease pressure. The timing between those treatments is important. There’s a lot of factors that go in and as a technician and someone who’s treating a lawn, I could do everything perfectly still get some disease pressure. You know how I know that this is my lawn. I take care of this I live here I water it. I’m the person in charge of this lawn, and I’ve got disease pressure. And I can promise you that I’m getting fungicide treatments, preventative fungicide treatments on this. And so I think it’s important to understand that even when we do everything perfectly, we can still have issues because this is a living organism and we’re in control to a point I believe that I’ve got some soil issues that I’m correct this fall with some compost top dressing, getting more organic matter into the soil will help but I just thought I’d share that with you today that even with you know, doing everything as well as we can and me taking care of this property personally, this is still a problem for for for our lawns and this lawn. We haven’t lost this lawn. It’s in good shape. We’re fine but we do have disease pressure in this lawn. So hope that helps. If you have any questions please give us a call or reach out thanks.


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