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How To Control Brown PatchBrown patch

Have you taken a step outside your yard and noticed that what was once a lush green turf now has an unsightly brown spot? This may very well be a fungus disease that goes by the name of brown patch and if left untreated, they may be more than one of those ugly brown spots creeping up which can make your lawn look in awful condition.

Brown Patch is a common lawn disease and can become a widespread problem in the summer time due to the rising temperatures. This disease is caused by Rhizoctonia solani fungus and has the capacity to infect a number of different turfgrass species but the most susceptible grass species include perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and multiple bentgrasses. Brown Patch can become an especially troublesome problem in the mid-to-late summer during longer periods of high heat and humidity.

Brown patch is characterized by spotting on the leaf blades which can bleed together to turn the leaf brown and circular areas of brown or dead grass outlined by a narrow, dark ring. Different types of grass are affected in different ways and the disease can very quickly spread without intervention.

If your lawn has brown patch, you’ve come to the right place. Solutions Pest and Lawn has everything you need to restore your lawn and eliminate brown patch.

How To Get Rid Of Brown Patch: 3 Step Solution

Treating a lawn disease like brown patch can be quite difficult to maintain without the right products and correct approach to combat the disease. However, even if you buy quality products to treat the disease merely spraying a fungicide around on the turf is not enough to fix the problem. The most important factor in treating a lawn disease is timing. Identifying and treating a fungus like brown patch early can save your lawn and garden. Below we have outlined 3 basic steps to follow to successfully conduct a DIY treatment to neutralize brown patch.

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

Step 2: Once you are for certain you are dealing with brown patch, 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 brown patch 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 liberally 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 brown patch has been wiped out from your lawn, you must work to keep it from coming back by practicing organic control measures and routine maintenance. Keeping plants healthy by providing proper light, water and fertilizer will strengthen the plant’s ability to ward off a fungus attack.

Browse our brown patch 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 happy to assist you.

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