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.

Brown Patch Inspection Guide

How To Inspect Your Lawn For Brown Patch Fungus Disease

By DoMyOwn staff

Watch For The Conditions & Symptoms

When it comes to lawn diseases, understanding the conditions of disease development and the appearance of the symptoms will help you to pay attention to anything that might signal brown patch in your turf.
Step 1

Inspect After Moist Weather Conditions

Image showing how warm weather and wet conditions create a perfect environment for diseases
The local weather conditions affect development of brown patch more than everything else. Prolonged periods of relatively humid weather with extended timeframe of dew left on the turf, as well as warmer evening temperatures create the perfect environment for brown patch to take hold of your turf, which can begin to develop within a day or two.

This weather is the ideal time to inspect your lawn for brown patch symptoms, since it will not likely develop in your yard without these conditions. Look closely for any irregularities.

Step 2

Check Often Between Late Spring And Early Fall

This is a summer disease for turf, usually affecting lawns from late spring to early fall. This is the time to be on the lookout for brown patch symptoms
Step 3

Look For The Symptoms of Brown Patch

Image showing brown patch up close
Make sure you are aware of the symptoms of brown patch fungus disease. Brown patch can resemble other patch diseases, but the large, uneven circular brownish patches of grass surrounded by a dark border are some good indicators of brown patch.

The individual leaf blades will have lesions that are not any particular shape.

If you are not sure if you have brown patch or are unsure on how to identify it, you can contact your local extension office or this master gardener resource for expert help on identifying.

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