Brown Patch, aka Large Patch, is a very common fungus in Central Texas lawns. It typically begins in late August or early September, depending on temperatures and rainfall, and can continue through early spring.
What begins as small circles in the lawn spreads into larger areas and eventually covering the entire lawn. Lawns in late October and November that are fully brown may look dormant, but are actually infected with disease.
Your lawn should be green and looking good until the first frost or freeze. We include two fall Brown Patch Suppression treatments in our St. Augustine + program that prevent brown patch during the fall months, until that usual first frost.
Brown Patch and other diseases such as Grey Leaf Spot are spot treated during the spring and summer months.
If you have Zoysia grass, we will keep an eye out for Zoysia patch in your lawn during the fall and the spring. If it needs a fungicide treatment, we will notify you.