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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.

Types of Lawn Diseases

Lawn diseases are not easy identifiable as many causes exist for grass browning and thinning. Poor maintenance, over watering, over usage of fertilizer, not enough aerating, and cutting grass too short can all cause poor lawn conditions. It is often only the lawn maintenance specialists from companies such as LawnSafe that can identify specific lawn diseases.

Most of the lawn diseases are caused by fungi growing on the lawn. Some are identifiable by rings in the grass while rusty colours and yellow turning grass can also be indications of a grass disease. Some of the symptoms are that of dry patches while moulds on the lawn can also be an indication of grass problems.

Grease Spotting

It normally affects grass in humid areas and is identifiable by the brown patches which have a type of white fungus around the patches. The grease spots often occur in streaks.


It is another form of disease which can be identified by the colour it leaves on the foliage and grass. Grass where morning dew is experienced is at risk and grass where the soil is extremely compact as well.  The best solution for the problem is regular aerating of the lawn and to minimize shade. It is important to make use of a well planned fertilization program as available from us to improve the nitrogen level of the lawn.


Several types of weeds tend to overtake the grass during the temperature and climate changes that occur from spring to summer months. You need to fertilize during this period, ensure that the grass is well aerated, that top dressing is applied where needed, and that the grass is mowed in the proper way to reduce the risk of weed infestation.  Some of the more common weeds that can take over are that of Dandelions, Clover, Dock, Watercress, Broad Lead, Chickweed, and Hibalsem.

Get expert help against all types of lawn diseases. Contact us today for an analysis of your lawn and a well planned weed control and fertilization program.

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