Brown Patch disease is a serious fungal disease most commonly effecting cool season grasses such as Fescue in Peachtree City, Georgia.  Symptoms of brown patch disease vary depending on the environment, soil type, and the amount of time and effort that you put into your turf grass management.   This type of fungal disease most often first appears during the spring and can be seen as rings or patches of discolored turf, especially in areas that remain wet for extended periods of time.  Brown patch is also more severe in fescue lawns that are mowed much too close.  When lawns remain wet and mowed at less than optimal heights, a distinct grayish-purple border forms around the infected areas, known as a smoke ring.  You may even see new growth emerge from the surviving crowns located within the infected area.  The best way to prevent Brown Patch disease in your Fescue lawn in Peachtree City, Georgia is to always make sure you are following the best lawn care practices for your turf stand.  Incorporating better management practices such as reducing thatch, adequate water and drainage, improving air flow and annual aeration are just a few practices that strengthen your turf stand.  Depending on the severity of the disease, sometimes chemical control is needed.

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