It’s Brown Patch Season in B/CS
Brown Patch is a disease in turf grass that is caused by Rhizoctonia fungus and it is the most detrimental of all turf grass diseases. During late summer and early fall we see the nightly temperatures fall to 70 degrees which are followed by warm days. When these temperatures become coupled with precipitation and excessive watering practices, Brown Patch fungus will inevitably become an issue.
What does Brown Patch look like?
Infected areas may not show any signs out of the ordinary during the early development of the disease. When Brown Patch becomes visible it will appear in circular brown spots in your yard. This is only the beginning of a long fought battle if not taken care of immediately, since the fungus is known to spread extremely fast.
Once the patches grow together, there will be nothing but large dead areas of grass. The blades will lack that lush, green color there once was and may appear wilted and yellow or brown.
When left untreated, Brown Patch fungus will ultimately destroy the affected areas of your lawn.
Your lawn is an investment and can dramatically improve the look of your home.
Aggieland Green is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat Brown Patch. Our lawn health programs for St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns are designed with Brown Patch in mind. We treat proactively for the disease as well as several other issues that can be devastating to your yard.
For more information about our pricing and program details, contact Kersten at Aggieland Green and mention that you are interested in Brown Patch prevention for your yard.
Simply call (979) 690-7300 or you may fill out your FREE estimate request located on the right-hand side of this page.
How often should I be watering?
It is important that you are mindful about your watering procedures and seek professional help to combat Brown Patch fungus and maintain the overall sustainability of your yard for years to come.
- This is the time of year when you can save money by watering less.
- Be sure to ONLY water in the morning hours, once the sun is up. Avoid watering at all other times of the day if you can.
- At this time of year, we recommend watering 1-2 times per week only if there is no precipitation in the forecast.
- If there is rain in the forecast, turn your irrigation system completely OFF.
- For seasonal recommendations, please see our Watering Guidelines