Pythium root rot in Fayetteville, Georgia, is one of the most debilitating lawn diseases to your lawn and landscape.  Also known as root rot disease, this lawn disease is perpetually linked to conditions of excessive soil moisture.  It typically occurs in areas of high irrigation and rainfall that remain wet for prolonged periods of time and especially in areas with limited drainage.  Pythium root rot in Fayetteville, Georgia, lawns may infect any warm season turf grass at any time of the year if the conditions are right.  Symptoms may first appear as yellow or brown irregularly shaped patches.  An infected lawn may also show signs of thinning or reduced growth.  Below are a few management tips if Pythium root rot is suspected in your lawn:

  1. Make sure that you are mowing at the appropriate height for your turf stand
  2. Avoid over watering your lawn
  3. Minimize shade conditions to allow more air flow and sunlight
  4. Improve drainage
  5. Reduce soil compaction by Aerating at least once a year