Prevent Leaf Spot With Proper Lawn Maintenance
As with almost any turf disease, a strong, healthy, well-maintained turf will be able to withstand and guard against leaf spot and melting out.
Avoid Lawn Stressors
- Avoid overwatering, which can cause your turf to become saturated and facilitate fungal growth.
- Thatch buildup can harbor disease causing spores and bacteria.
- Cutting your lawn too short and too often can cause it to weaken and prevent it from growing deep roots. Aim to cut only two inches of length at each mow, adjusting mower blade accordingly.
- Fertilize your lawn as needed. Over and under fertilization can open your lawn up to diseases, since improper fertilization can cause lackluster lawn health.