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How To Control Anthracnoseanthracnose

There are a number of various disease and fungi which can plague a lawn, sometimes it’s from forces outside of your control, other times it may be due to neglecting routine maintenance of your lawn. One such fungus that can frustrate homeowners in their efforts to have a healthy green lawn is anthracnose.

Anthracnose is a fungal disease that typically grows on plants in the early spring when the weather is still quite cool and is wet. Anthracnose mainly shows up on leaves and twigs. Cold, rainy weather are the ideal conditions for the spores of anthracnose to spread. When the weather is hotter and dry during the summer, the disease may die out but it very well could re-emerge once those rainy, wet conditions return. This problem may creep up annual but fortunately it isn’t fatal to the plants that it infects.

You can detect that a plant is infected with anthracnose when you see developments of dark-colored, water-soaked lesions on stems, leaves or fruit. The centers of these lesions often become covered with pink, gelatinous globs of spores. This fungi can spread and can degrade a healthy garden or turf into a rotting mess.

If you have anthracnose fungi present on your land, you will need to take action to put a stop to it. At Solutions Pest and Lawn, we can equip you with what you need in terms of products and techniques via our free DIY advice.

How To Get Rid of Anthracnose: 3 Step Solution

Treating a lawn disease like anthracnose can be quite tricky if you do not have the right information and correct approach. You can certainly buy quality products, but if you think that just spraying a fungicide willy nilly will do the trick, you’re sadly mistaken. The most important factor in treating a lawn disease is timing. Identifying and treating a fungus like anthracnose early can save your lawn and garden. Below we have outlined 3 basic steps to follow to successfully conduct a DIY treatment to eliminate anthracnose.

Step 1: To begin with you first need to be sure that the fungus you see is indeed anthracnose. We’ve described how it looks above but if you are not entirely sure that you have anthracnose, you can get in touch with us and take a photo of the fungi and send it to identification@solutionsstores.com and we will respond back with a correct ID of the fungus and recommend you products and tips to treat this fungus properly.

Step 2: Once you have correctly ID’d the fungus as anthracnose, you can then equip yourself with the right fungicides to eliminate it. We have a number of different concentrates which we carry in stock which can effectively remove anthracnose from your lawn. The key is to act fast. Equip yourself with a hand-pump sprayer and mix the concentrate according to the label. Spray libearlly over the infected plants and check back to see if the product is working. You may have to re-apply fungicides a few times to provide continuous control of anthracnose. Retreat if you begin to see symptoms again. We also suggest wearing the proper safety equipment for the job to prevent chemicals from coming in contact with your eyes or skin. Gloves, safety goggles and long sleeved clothing should suffice.

Step 3: Once the anthracnose has been eradicated, work to keep it from returning by practicing good routine lawn care. Keeping plants healthy by providing proper light, water and fertilizer will strengthen the plant’s ability to ward off a fungus attack. Stressed trees and plants have a difficult time recovering from anthracnose fungus.

Browse our anthracnose control products below. If you have any questions or concerns, send them our way via email, phone, or online live chat and we will be sure to get back to you with the help you need.

 

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