Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Anthracnose Prevention Guide

Learn How to Prevent Anthracnose Lawn Disease

By DoMyOwn staff

Prevent Anthracnose By Keeping Your Lawn Healthy

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When your lawn is under pressure from the environment or other stressors, it is more vulnerable to disease. Anthracnose can move in when your lawn is weakened.

  • Foliar anthracnose often occurs when your lawn is stressed from summer conditions like heat, lack of water, mowing too short, soil compaction, and even lack of nitrogen.
  • Crown rot anthracnose can occur when there is too much moisture in the roots from overwatering or improper drainage combined with high traffic.

The best way to prevent anthracnose is to ensure your lawn is as healthy as possible.

Step 1

Keep Your Lawn Properly Maintained

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Keeping your lawn properly maintained is the best defense and protection against turf diseases, including anthracnose. Focus especially on proper fertilization, watering, and mowing. Following a lawn care schedule that caters to your particular type of turf will help to keep it healthy and looking its best.
Step 2

Apply Preventative Fungicides Each Season

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In conjunction with keeping your lawn healthy, applying preventative fungicide applications each season will help to ensure your turf will not experience turf diseases.

Aim to use a different fungicide product each year when you treat your yard. It's important to use products with different active ingredients and modes of action so potential fungus in your lawn does not become resistant to fungicides.

If you want to take the guesswork out of designing a preventative disease control program that rotates between products while ensuring the products are delivered to your home when it time to apply them, check out the DoMyOwn Turf Box program.

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