North Carolina’s climate is conducive to fungus growth. The most pervalant fungus that effects the turf grass plant is brown patch. Brown patch generally appears in the summer months when daytime temperatures are in the 80s and nighttime temperatures are in the 60s. As the temperature increases, the fungus flourishes.
How do I know if I have Brown Patch in my lawn?
Brown Patch is marked by brown or tan lesions with a darker brown on the edge the lesions. These leaf lesions will be irregular in shape and size. The brown patch will grow in circular areas through out your lawn and some times look black in color.
How do I avoid and treat Brown Patch?
There are preventative measures you can take to protect your lawn from this disease. Avoiding long periods of leaf wetness and applying fungicide every 21 to 28 days can help avoid this disease.