Turftonic Disease treatment

Lawn diseases are conditions caused by various pathogens, including fungi, bacteria, and viruses, that affect the health and appearance of grass in a lawn. These diseases can impact the overall vitality of the lawn, leading to issues such as discoloration, thinning, and even death of the grass. Here our treatment is to prevent diseases as prevention is always better than the cure.  Understanding common lawn diseases and their symptoms is crucial for effective management and prevention. Here are some examples of lawn diseases:


Brown Patch:

  • Cause: Fungus Rhizoctonia solani.
  • Symptoms: Circular, brown patches ranging from a few inches to several feet in diameter. The affected grass blades have a tan or brown lesion, and the outer edge of the patch may appear darker.

Powdery Mildew:

  • Cause: Various fungi, such as Erysiphe spp.
  • Symptoms: A white, powdery substance on the grass blades. It can cause stunted growth, yellowing, and distortion of the affected grass.

Fusarium Patch (Microdochium Patch):

  • Cause: Fusarium fungi.
  • Symptoms: Circular patches of yellow or tan grass, often with a pinkish hue. The affected areas may become water-soaked and slimy during wet conditions.

Red Thread:

  • Cause: Fungus Laetisaria fuciformis.
  • Symptoms: Red or pink thread-like structures on the grass blades, especially during humid conditions. The affected areas may have a bleached appearance.


  • Cause: Fungi from the Pucciniales order.
  • Symptoms: Orange to rust-colored pustules on the grass blades. Severe infestations can lead to overall yellowing and weakening of the grass.

Pythium Blight (Grease Spot):

  • Cause: Pythium spp.
  • Symptoms: Irregularly shaped, greasy-looking patches that may have a slimy appearance. Infected grass may wilt and die rapidly, particularly in warm and wet conditions.

Prevention and Management:

  • Cultural Practices: Regular mowing, proper watering, and adequate fertilization can promote a healthy lawn that is more resistant to diseases.
  • Aeration: Improves air circulation, reduces thatch, and helps prevent certain diseases.
  • Disease-Resistant Grass Varieties: Choose grass varieties known for their resistance to specific diseases prevalent in your area.
  • Fungicides: In severe cases, fungicides may be used as a preventive or curative measure. Consult with us for appropriate recommendations.

Early detection and proper management are key to minimising the impact of lawn diseases. If you suspect a disease, it's advisable to consult with us for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options.

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