Lawn Disease

Fusarium patch lawn disease
Fusarium patch disease is the most common of all turf disease that attacks lawns in the UK.

All lawns are susceptible to disease, the majority of these are caused by fungi that is present in the soil. A turf disease is anything that has a negative effect on the health of the plant.

There are many reasons why lawns and turf suffer from problem. These reasons can include insufficient or excess nutrient levels, grass species, soil pH, restricted air movement and climatic conditions that favour an attack.

The pathogens and fungi that cause diseases are always present within the soil or organic matter in the root zone. They only attack the grass plant when the right conditions favour fungal activity resulting in an attack.

There are various types that affect lawns in the UK. Some are more severe than others and attack the grass at different times of the season.

We have covered all of the main diseases likely to attack lawns and turf and these are as follows.

 

Lawn & turf disease identification

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Fusarium Patch Disease Anthracnose Disease Red Thread Disease

Fusarium Patch
[Microdochium nivale]

Anthracnose
[Colletotrichum graminicola]

Red Thread
[Laestisaria fuciformis]

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Take-all Patch Disease Fairy Ring Dry Patch - Lawn Disease

Take-All Patch
[Gaeumannomyces graminis]

Fairy Rings
[Basidiomycetes spp]

Dry Patch Disease

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Slime Mould

Superficial Fairy Ring - Thatch Fungus - Lawn Disease

Slime Mould
[Myxomycetes spp]

Superficial Fairy Ring
[Basidiomycetes spp]