Atlanta lawn diseases such as spring dead spot disease are highly destructive to bermudagrass.  There are a few different fungi responsible for the development of spring dead spot disease that attacks the roots of the turf during the fall and winter months.  Though this initial attack does not kill the turf it does make the bermudagrass more vulnerable to freezing damage, making spring dead spot damage more severe after a period of cold weather.  Atlanta lawns affected by this disease show symptoms of circular patches ranging in size from six inches to three feet in diameter.   The infected patches of turf will eventually breakdown and perish.  Generally this type of Atlanta lawn disease develops in burmudagrass that is between three and six years old.  Excessive nitrogen, soil compaction, and large amounts of thatch are also significant elements that promote the infection and spread of spring dead spot disease in your Atlanta turf.  Atlanta Lawn Diseases can be tough to control but our trained technicians are always looking for issues during our Atlanta Lawn Care Treatments.

Managing Atlanta Lawn Disease:

  • In areas prone to harsh winters, select bermudagrass that has been cultivated to tolerate cold weather conditions
  • Aerate and dethatch the lawn turf regularly
  • Do NOT use nitrogen applications 6 weeks prior to expected turf dormancy
  • Use preventive fungicides in the fall when soil temps are between 60 and 80 degrees