common lawn problems

Is your garden not looking its best? Does it appear more damaged at certain times of the year? Are there strange things growing in your lawn?

Read our handy guide on common lawn problems and how to fix them, to help you identify the issue and get rid of it.


lawn disease prevention

Properly maintaining your lawn will help prevent many of the common types of lawn disease. So, we’ve created a guide to help you out.


leaf spot and melting out

There are a lot of different diseases that can affect your lawn, leaf spot and melting out are two of them! For a long time, lawn care specialists didn't know the difference between these two diseases, so they were referred to as a single disease - Helminthosporium leaf spot.

As more testing was done, it came to light that despite looking similar and sharing characteristics, leaf spot and melting out are, in fact, two different diseases. Today we're going to take a look at these diseases and explain what they look like and how to treat them!


Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we come across lots of different lawn diseases on a daily basis. Sadly, even the best-kept lawns can fall foul to lawn diseases once in a while, particularly if conditions are perfect for lawn diseases to thrive. We're going to take a look at some of the most common lawn diseases and what causes them so that you can do your part in preventing the development of lawn diseases in your garden. 

The number 1 culprit - Fungus!

There are fungus and mould pathogens in most garden soils. For the most part, they live under the surface of your lawn and help to decompose thatch. In these low levels, fungus and mould can actually benefit your lawn. However, given the right conditions, a build-up of fungus and mould in your lawn can lead to lawn diseases like red thread, slime mould, snow mould and more! More...

Red thread grass

Red thread is a fungal lawn disease that frequently affects UK lawns. It is especially prevalent in late summer and autumn, when humidity levels are high.

If you've spotted those telltale red threads amongst the grass in your garden, don't panic - this disease can be fought! An application of fungicide should do the trick, although it may take a few weeks for your lawn to fully recover.


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