Lawn Disease Control

Control Lawn Disease with our Annual Maintainer Program

Healthy lawns are disease resistant. Lawn Doctor’s Annual Maintainer Program consists of the right combination of six seasonal treatment services that are designed to build a healthy lawn. Through a custom and unique blend of balanced fertilizers, weed control and preventative insect control, Lawn Doctor lawns grow stronger, more beautiful and healthier. A healthy lawn is naturally more resistant to disease. A healthy lawn also has a greater ability to fight back from environmental stress and strain that make it susceptible to disease.

Trained Lawn Care Professionals Identify and Treat Lawn Disease

A variety of environmental and other factors – like severe weather, increased foot traffic, poor irrigation or improper mowing – can lead to disease in even the healthiest lawns. Lawn Doctor’s trained technicians are especially adept in identifying signs of lawn disease common to our neighborhoods. Through ongoing evaluation and service, Lawn Doctor’s lawn care specialists are able to quickly identify and treat lawn disease, minimizing the effects.

Common Lawn Diseases in Our Area

Snow mold attacks your lawn’s grass leaves and generally will occur in early spring. While proper fall and winter lawn care – raking and mowing lawns through the fall and limiting snow piles in winter – will minimize the opportunity for snow mold, it is a disease that is often all too common despite good care. Noted by well-defined circular patch clusters and not recommended to be treated with fungicide applications, your Lawn Doctor technician will identify and provide the best course of treatment. Learn more about pink snow mold.

Red thread, identified by the presence of pink or red antler-like structures on the tips of the grass blades, causes circular patches of tan or pink turf and common in late spring. Learn more about red thread.

Dollar spot is common in our area during the summer months. Fungicide applications are not often recommended for treating residential lawn dollar spot conditions. Lawn Doctor’s trained technicians will provide the best course of treatment. In fact, Lawn Doctor’s Annual Maintainer care applications will minimize dollar spot effects and help prevent damage. Read more about dollar spot.

Leaf spot, a summer disease, and melting out, commonly appearing in the spring with cold, rainy weather, are two similar diseases that cause purple/brown lesions on your lawn. These diseases can commonly affect lawns in our area and Lawn Doctor’s specialized care applications will help minimize the effects. Learn more about this lawn disease.

Rust affects slow-growing lawns in our area like Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass in late summer and early fall. A variety of related fungi cause rust, which affects the appearance of your lawn with a yellow-green cast. The orange spores that cover the grass will leave a rust-colored residue onto shoes, pets and clothing. Learn more about this fungal disease that can affect your lawn.

Promote Disease Resistance with Proper Care

Lawn Doctor delivers a variety of custom lawn care services throughout the growing season in order to help ensure a strong and healthy lawn that is more resistant to disease. Lime applications, soil enrichment and core aeration are designed to keep your lawn at optimum health and promote disease resistance.