There are various diseases that can affect your lawn, but the good news is that by choosing a suitable lawn variety for your conditions and keeping it well maintained you will greatly reduce the chance of diseases!

There is still a chance of disease however, so knowing what symptoms to look for and what causes the disease will help you get in control before disaster strikes.

Many fungal diseases thrive in warm and humid conditions, while others set in during cool and damp conditions; by reducing humidity and improving drainage you will therefore reduce any fungal growth. One way to achieve this is by avoiding evening watering and leaf matter sitting on your lawn, reducing thatch build up, over-watering and over-fertilising.

It is best to chat to an expert about which disease you may have and how to treat it. If you have a vulnerable lawn then a preventive treatment in autumn can curb the problems that may show up in spring.


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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.