For homeowners, Michigan’s cool, moist climate is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it provides an environment capable of supporting a vast array of plant life, making it easy for you to grow anything you want in your garden. On the other, this same environment nurtures fungi and bacteria, which spread quickly through your yard and destroy anything you’ve planted.
Of all the diseases you have to deal with, leaf spot disease, also known as melting out, is one of the most devastating and difficult to eliminate if you’re trying to maintain a lush bed of grass. Marked first by leaf damage and then by rotting roots, leaf spot fungus can destroy your lawn if not dealt with quickly, making it essential that you take decisive action.
Leaf spot is a disease caused by a number of different fungal organisms from the category Helminthosporium. It is marked by the following symptoms:
Recognizing the early symptoms of leaf spot disease is critical for keeping the overall damage to a minimum. If you catch leaf spot when it is still limited to the grass blades, you can get rid of it and restore your lawn to full health. But if you let it reach the point of melting out, there’s likely little you can do to save the current grass. You should memorize the symptoms and be ready.
As an expert on lawn disease control in Southeast Michigan, Lush Lawn is familiar with leaf spot disease and knows how to keep it at bay. We use a combination of preventative and restorative services, including:
Lush Lawn is committed to eliminating leaf spot disease and all other threats to your lawn’s health. For more information or to request treatment for your yard, contact us today.