Lawn Mold Treatment And Prevention
For lawn mold treatment and prevention, the best way to prevent lawn fungus and mold is to eliminate or minimize the turf disease conditions. The conditions fungus finds favorable are the opposite for ideal grass growth.
Mold and fungus thrives with moisture when grass is more or less consistently dry. Now, you cannot control when and how much it will rain, but you can control when your sprinkler system comes on.
- When you need to water, you can reduce fungus conditions in your lawn by running your sprinklers during the morning or early afternoon. This watering practice will allow the grass the opportunity to dry off before night time. Watering at night may be true for saving water, but it creates more favorable conditions for fungus growth.
- Lawn mowing at a higher mower setting helps as well. When grass is mowed very low and “scalped” the new growth is very tender. The tender, juicy new growth is a perfect setting and host for fungi, compared to the older, tougher and seasoned grass blades.
When you follow the guidelines of proper, routine lawn care, you and your lawn should have little fear of a fungus in grass or other turf grass diseases. A lawn full of thick, beautiful, healthy grass makes for a healthy lawn able to resist lawn fungus and other diseases very well.
Apply a fungicide to your lawn to reduce the mold and fungus. Choose a fungicide that addresses the infection you have in your yard. There are two types of fungicide: contact and systemic.
- Contact fungicide comes in a liquid. It coats the surface of the plant and kills the spores it comes in contact with. It normally wears off fast and is minimally effective.
- Systemic fungicide is usually granular and dissolves into the soil, where it’s taken up into the root system. This treatment lasts longer since it is planted into the soil.
You should follow the instructions on your product’s packaging.
Try natural treatments that kill fungicide. If you don’t like using chemicals, there are a few natural options you can try. Pour or sprinkle the natural treatment over the infected patch.
- Neem oil
- Compost tea
- Baking soda solutions can all kill fungus.
Natural options work best on new growth or small quantities of fungus. Keep other people and pets away from the affected areas for a few days after you applying treatment.
Rapidly warming weather could kill the mold immediately. Similarly, some thread molds go away when the sun warms and dries the lawn. Other fungi, like powdery mold, thrive in dry weather with high humidity. Fungal infections can go away on their own if you properly maintain your yard.
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Published on December 17th, 2017
Updated on July 4th, 2018