Reasons why there are dead patches on your lawn? Great Content from our Autumn/Winter Newsletter…read all about it!!
Welcome to this month’s newsletter from Anthony, packed full of great information and top tips on how best to take of your lawn.
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Reasons why there are dead patches on your lawn?
The coarser grasses such as Yorkshire fog, poa annua meadow grass, unfortunately these are a make up of a lot of lawns. Due to the nature of the shallow root structure, prolonged dry spells can cause damage and even in bad cases kill the grass.
Lawns require watering during long periods of dry weather same as flowers, but a good watering once a week would probably be enough to prevent patches of grass dying off. We understand if there are water restrictions in place that this can’t take place.
Red thread is an extremely common turfgrass disease that can develop when soil temperatures are up and in warm damp conditions it can stay around until later in the year. It can develop on most turfgrasses but ryegrasses, meadowgrasses and fescues appear to be more commonly affected. This disease is often referred to as an indicator of low fertility and symptoms will often develop more severely if nitrogen or potassium is limited. It appears like small strands of red thread it comes in patches and can start small and become quite dense in the lawn. In its secondary stage the patches turn hay-like. If you have this problem please contact your local representative.
Thatch is a build up of dead plant material from over the years from mulching grass or over feeding with straight fertilizer or for years of badly neglected lawns. In dry weather this is very vulnerable to burn off quickly as the layer of thatch absorbs moisture and does not allow it through to the soil for the grass roots to avail of it. How to identify a thatchy lawn – if you walk on the lawn and its very spongy under foot, then more than likely you have a thatch lawn. Thatch lawns don’t cure themselves! You are better to talk to your local representative about an Aeration program or as we have seen many times, with thatch that is 3 – 4 inches deep its best to get Greenfeet to do a Lawn Revamp.
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