Newnan lawn large patch disease is very similar to Brown Patch Disease due to them both being caused by the Rhizoctonia Solani fungus in your turf.  However, large patch disease occurs at a different time of year and produces more distinct symptoms in the turf grass.  Large patch disease is also treated differently than brown patch disease.  Large patch disease affects warm season turf grasses in Newnan such as Bermuda grass, Centipede grass, St. Augustine grass, and Zoysia grass.  Newnan Lawn large patch disease develops in your lawn during fall and spring months when the temperature of the soil drops below 70 degrees.  This type of disease is stimulated by cool, wet weather, excessive nitrogen in soil, poor soil drainage, low mowing height, and overwatering the turf.  Evidence of large patch disease is most noticeable in your Newnan lawn throughout early spring when the turf begins to green up from winter dormancy.  Newnan lawn large patch disease symptoms include a brown or yellow patch usually one to two feet in diameter and can expand up to several yards in your Newnan lawn.  These patches are very thin and asymmetrical in shape with the outer edge appearing as red or bronze in color when it is actively developing in your Newnan lawn.  Our team of technicians at Nature’s Turf, Inc. is always monitoring our clients lawn for large page disease as part of our Newnan Lawn Care Program.

Managing Large Patch disease in your Newnan lawn:

  • Do NOT fertilize with nitrogen within 6 weeks of expected turf grass dormancy
  • Irrigate your Newnan lawn only as needed during the months in fall and spring
  • Mow at the recommended height for your turf grass
  • Use nitrogen fertilizers 3 weeks after turf green up to encourage the recovery process of the disease
  • Fungicides are most effective when used as a preventative in the fall months.  This type of treatment should be done when the temperature of the soil drops beneath 70 degrees.