Peachtree City Lawn Diseases are the most challenging turf problems to identify and manage. Often, the organism causing the disease is not visible and the symptoms that are clearly visible can be caused by several different diseases or disorders. Disorders are caused by harsh growing conditions in Peachtree City such as extreme temperatures, too much or too little water, light and fertilizer. Disorders are not transferrable and do not spread from plant to plant. Diseases are caused by pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses which multiply and spread from plant to plant. Fungi and nematodes (tiny roundworms) are the most common cause of turf diseases.  Peachtree City Lawn Diseases are the most severe when the turf environments are favorable to pathogen development and unfavorable to turf growth. Turf that is healthy and growing vigorously is far more resilient to diseases unlike weak and distressed turf. When you notice a plant injury the first thing you need to do is determine whether or not the damage is caused a disease or an environmental factor. If the injury is a disease, it is important to find out what type of disease so it can be treated properly and reduce the damage to the rest of the turf. By managing the turf with proper irrigation, drainage, air flow and soil compaction, a healthy environment for your Peachtree City lawn is created and makes the lawn less susceptible to diseases.  Nature’s Turf, Inc. is constantly educating our team of technicians to spot possible Peachtree City Lawn Diseases as part of our Lawn Care Program.
Signs and Symptoms to look for Peachtree City Lawn Diseases:
• STAND symptoms are the noticeable symptoms on the turf that can be seen from a distance.
Examples include: spots, circles, patches and rings.
• PLANT symptoms are apparent on the individual plant itself.
Examples include: leaf spots and lesions, stem lesions, foliar blight, foliar dieback, and crown and root rot
Remember diseases are most likely to occur when the turf grass is under stress. Managing fertilizer and irrigation will help keep plant traumas at a minimum and keep disease occurrences at bay.