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Gray Leaf Spot
Gray Leaf Spot was prevalent last year; if your grass has this fungus it needs to be treated immediately with a fungicide labelled for Gray Leaf Spot, or contact us to treat for you. We are currently treating with Heritage which contains Azoxystrobin .
Leaf spots first appear as tiny brown to gray colored spots with purple to brown margins that enlarge and become elongated or diamond-shaped. Areas of the leaf blade will also turn yellow. In severe cases, lesions develop on stems and spikes and the leaves will wither and die. Grass may have a burned or scorched appearance resulting from death or spotting of the leaf blades. Water only in the late morning; do not water at night. For more information and photos click here.
Chinch Bugs Vs. Brown Patch
Do you wonder why your grass is dying or why you have brown circles in your yard? Below is some basic information to help you differentiate between the two most common problems that afffect St. Augustine lawns in and around the Houston area.
|are insects that feed on your grass|
treat with insecticide (labelled for chinch bugs)
|grass will die but might fill back in if treated in time|
|you need to water your lawn more|
|areas first effected are next to cement, driveway, sidewalk, street|
|area is irregular shaped grass will look very dry|
|chinch bugs are active in hot dry weather|
|summer / hot dry fall|
|is caused by a fungus|
|treat with fungicide (labelled for brown patch)
always follow label instructions
|grass will green up again without treatment (most cases)|
|you need to water your lawn less|
|areas first effected are shaded low spots, moist areas, low area between property lines|
|area is circular and can fade from yellow to brown|
|brown patch forms in wet cool weather|
|fall / winter / wet springs|