Lawn diseases

The grass in your back garden is a living thing, and just like human beings, lawns are susceptible to a variety of diseases.

If your lawn has been looking a little unhealthy of late, the cause may well be some kind of lawn disease. But there are lots of different conditions that can affect British lawns - so how do you identify what type of disease you're dealing with?

If in doubt, your best bet is to call a lawn disease expert who can diagnose your lawn and recommend the best course of treatment. Lawn disease control is one of the many services we offer here at Lawn & Weed Expert - our lawn care specialists have been nursing sick lawns back to full health for many years. We're happy to visit properties in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and most other locations across South Wales.

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To help you identify the problem with your stricken lawn, we've put together the following list of common UK lawn diseases and their symptoms. Read on to find out whether your garden's unsightly appearance could be a sign of lawn disease.


Common lawn diseases and how to identify them

  • Anthracnose - look for patches of yellowing or tan-coloured grass with tiny fungal hairs on the blade

  • Dollar spot - look for small, circular spots of dying grass

  • Fairy rings - look for rings of mushrooms or lush green grass surrounding an area of brown grass

  • Fusarium patch - look for patches of dying grass and a pinkish growth in cold, wet weather

  • Lawn rust - look for patches of yellowing grass and powdery orange / yellow spores

  • Leaf blight - look for small brown / yellow spots on blades of grass, usually in warm weather

  • Red thread - look for grass turning brown and red threads on blades of grass (more info here)

  • Slime mould - look for slimy-looking growths on your grass (exact appearance varies depending on mould species)

  • Snow mould - look for brown patches followed by fluffy white growth, usually during colder periods

  • Take-all patch - look for patches of brown or reddish grass, usually in summer


How to treat lawn diseases

Different lawn diseases require different forms of treatment. Sometimes, simply aerating your lawn and applying some fertiliser will help your grass to get better on its own. In more severe cases, it may be necessary to use fungicides.

But the correct course of action will vary depending on what exactly is wrong with your grass. Again, we recommend asking a professional to inspect your lawn and render their diagnosis - an experienced lawn care specialist will be able to identify the disease(s) you're dealing with and take effective action to restore your garden's appearance.

If you'd like Lawn & Weed Expert to help you heal your ailing lawn, give us a call on 0800 111 4958 or email today.

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