Heavy rainfall in summer can create a breeding ground for fungal turf diseases, which love the warm, wet environment and are taking hold in commercial properties across the region. Even healthy lawns are at risk.
You can’t control what the environment does, and it’s setting the stage for lawn diseases like dollar spot, brown patch and pythium blight.
The good news is, you can identify these lawn diseases when they first appear and stop them before they cause significant damage to your turf.
That said, allow these diseases to fester and you could be reseeding areas of your lawn in the fall. Not to mention, your lawn will look like it needs a rescue squad the rest of the summer.
Properly identifying lawn diseases in Northeast Ohio can be tough. Some of these diseases look a lot alike and the triggers, which are mainly environmental, are similar.