Crisp autumn air is a welcome relief after a long, hot summer — unless you’ve been overwatering your lawn. Cooler temperatures and increased moisture make your grass susceptible to fungal disease.Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall multiply the chances of disease problems in local lawns. Bermuda, zoysia and St. Augustine grasses can be susceptible to fungal diseases if the following conditions are present: overwatering or high soil moisture, high soil pH, poor soil fertility or improper mowing height.
Let’s take a look at the common fungal turf diseases that are possible in San Antonio.
For green healthy lawns, always follow the dictum, “Less is best.” Less water, less fertilizer and less compaction.
Kelly Ann Cameron