Due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and droughts, many homeowners choose St. Augustine grass for their yard. However, there are still quite a few St. Augustine grass problems that homeowners can find themselves confronted with. Fungi, chinch bugs and weeds are a few of the most common issues that can result in brown patches, uneven grass and dead spots that are unsightly and may require the assistance of a lawn professional to resolve.
Let’s examine each of these lawn conditions in a bit more depth.
The main types of fungus that affect St. Augustine grass are:
- Take-all root rot (Gaeumannomyces graminis)
- Brown patch, also known as large patch (Rhizoctonia solani)
- Anthracnose (Colletotrichum graminicolais)
- Nigrospora stolon rot (Nigrospora sphaerica)
While drought and other factors can cause take-all root rot any time of the year, homeowners should look out for symptoms in the fall and spring months. The tops of the grass impacted by this fungus turn … Read Full Post »