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How To Control Summer Patchsummer patch

The middle of summer is when you want your lawn looking its best. But a closer look might reveal some issues that may be concerning such as a common lawn disease which usually occurs late in the summertime known as summer patch. Toward the end of the summer, you may notice on your lawn some emergences of yellow in your lush green lawn; that’s summer patch trying to break out of the soil and establish itself on your lawn. If left untreated, this disease has the potential to kill off the root system of your turf grass.

The summer patch pathogen, Magnaporthe poae, is most active during late spring and summer when turfgrass root growth is diminished. It thrives on wet soil conditions and can spread very quickly under the ideal circumstances. When present, summer patch can initially appear in the form of circular patches or rings, ranging from 6 inches to 3 feet in diameter.

You might see include blade color change from a healthy green to tan-brown, often with a reddish color as they start to die off.  This reddish color is an early symptom of something more severe and often only appears after a small area of grass has died. Grasses infected by summer patch are tend to wilt, growing poorly, or start to sink down in the turf stand.

If your lawn has summer patch, we would advise you to act quickly and save your lawn before it spreads. Solutions Pest and Lawn has everything you need to restore your lawn and eliminate summer patch.

How To Get Rid Of Summer Patch: 3 Step Solution

Treating a lawn disease like summer patch can be quite a challenge without the right products and correct approach to combat the disease. It will take a combination of high-quality fungicide products and cultural control practices to chase off this disease. The most important factor in treating a lawn disease is timing. Identifying and treating a destructive disease like summer patch early can save your lawn. Below we have laid out 3 simple steps to follow to successfully conduct a DIY treatment to eliminate summer patch.

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

Step 2: Once you are for certain you are dealing with summer patch, you can then equip yourself with the right fungicides to get rid of it. We have a number of different fungicide concentrates which can sufficiently remove summer patch from your lawn. The key is to act quickly. Equip yourself with a hand-pump sprayer and mix the concentrate according to the label instructions. Spray a liberal amount 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 summer patch. 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 summer 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 your lawn healthy by providing proper light, water and fertilizer will strengthen the plant’s ability to ward off any repeat attacks of summer patch or any other lawn disease.

Browse our summer 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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