The Q&A Archives: brown spot fungus

Question: I have brown spot fungus on my lawn. How do I treat this and what exact product would I use to rid this from my lawn before it completely wipes out the lawn.

Answer: There are a number of products available for control of brown patch:

Spectracide Immunox; Ferti-lome F-Stop Lawn Fungicide; Green Light Fung-Away
Bonide Fung-onil Lawn Disease Control; Bayer Advanced Lawn Fungus Control. Choose whichever is locally available and apply according to label directions.

The best way to prevent brown patch in the home lawn is by following good lawn care practices. This is much easier and less expensive than the use of fungicides and can be very effective.

Avoid high rates of nitrogen fertilizer on cool season grasses in the late spring and summer. Avoid high nitrogen rates on warm season grasses in mid to late fall.
Irrigate grass only when needed and to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Water early in the morning. This disease can spread fast when free moisture is present.
Avoid spreading the disease to other areas. Remove clippings if the weather is warm and moist to prevent spread to other areas during mowing.
Keep lawns mowed on a regular basis to the proper height for the grass species you are growing. Prevent excessive thatch buildup.
Provide good drainage for both surface and subsurface areas.

Best wishes with your lawn!

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