melting out and leaf spot disease

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Melting out disease in lawns: A guide to identifying, treating, and preventing

Melting out disease is a common lawn disease caused by a fungus. I see a lot of it up here in New England. Though similar to leaf spot, melting out disease is a cool weather ...
powdery mildew

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Battling Powdery Mildew Lawn Disease: A Comprehensive Guide (2024)

You’ve probably seen it around: white, powdery stuff that shows up on leaves, stems, and even flowers of everything from vegetables and woody ornamentals to other plants like trees and grasses.  Yes, I’m talking about ...

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Red Thread Fungus & Lawn Disease (How to Treat Laetisaria Fuciformis)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS With this year’s excessive rain and overcast, I witnessed a lot of red thread in the spring of 2023. Here are a few quick bullet points on managing red thread disease ...
pythium blight lawn

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How to Treat Pythium Blight (Fungus Control)

Sometimes referred to as cottony blight, pythium root rot, or grease spot, pythium blight is a fungal lawn disease that affects various types of turf grass all over the country, but especially warm-season grasses in ...

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How To Treat Summer Patch Lawn Disease (Turf & Lawn Fungus)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS Summer Patch is often mistaken for other lawn diseases – particularly Brown Patch. It shares many characteristics including being a root disease that is most prevalent during hot, wet summer weather. ...

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How To Treat Dollar Spot Fungus (Lawn Disease)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS Being in the Northeast, I see quite a bit of dollar spot each season – particularly in 2023. Dollar spot is often associated with low nitrogen and is most common in ...
leaf spot lawn fungus

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How To Treat Leaf Spot Lawn Disease

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS Leaf spots in plants can result from various diseases, all exacerbated by high humidity. To combat them, one of the best cultural practices I continue to tell my customers is regular ...

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Lawn Rust Fungus – The Ultimate Guide

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS I don’t see a lot of lawn rust around here, but when I do, there’s no mistaking it. Lawn rust is most common in early fall and can indicate low nitrogen. ...
gray snow mold

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How to Treat Snow Mold in Your Lawns (Typhula blight)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS I see a lot of snow mold every year. These circles of matted-down turf and mycelium appear on lawns every March and April after the harsh, cold, and snowy winters of ...


THE 5 BEST Lawn Fungicides for 2024 (Treatment for Turf)

LAWN PHIX PRO PICK After testing the best products side by side, I found Armada 50 WDG to be the best lawn fungicide available. It worked the best out of any systemic fungicide I’ve used, ...


Why Is My Grass Turning Yellow? (This is Why Your Grass is Not Green)

Why Is My Grass Turning Yellow? Heat stress, fungal diseases, pest infestation, and even dog urine can all conspire to turn your lush green lawn a different color. Yellowing grass is typically associated with a ...

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Brown Patch Lawn Disease (How To Prevent + Treat)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS I’ve had two turf-type tall fescue (TTTF) lawns over the past five years and am no stranger to brown patch disease. It is also the most common disease that I encounter ...