South Louisiana and summer heat add up to big problems with our lawns. Most of the time with quick and proper treatment you can rid your grass and lawn of disease. Here are two common diseases in and around Baton Rouge area lawns.
While some folklore will say that Fairy Rings are a sign of good luck and fortune the truth is that for a homeowner it can mean bad luck and cause lawn problems. Fairy Ring lawn disease will cause rings of mushrooms to appear. While there are different types of lawn disease fungi that cause Fairy Rings they are most prevalent with soils that are sandy, under-watered or poorly fertilized.
The good news is that a well maintained lawn will tend to see less of this kind of disease. That's where Baton Rouge Lawn Mowing comes into the picture.
A very destructive disease that attacks in the spring and fall. This is caused by a fungus that survive in grass thatch and enter the grass blades when mowing begins.
Brown Patch will make circles that spread out and are literally brown dead grass. When watering your lawn be sure to do so early in the day so grass has an opportunity to dry. Proper fertilization is necessary so pay attention to what you are putting out there. De-thatching can help control Brown Patch. Baton Rouge Lawn Mowing can de-thatch your lawn and keep it healthy all summer.
All of Those Weeds
Welcome February 2020 and welcome clover. As children we loved looking for 4-leaf clovers. Some might even think of spring time when clover emerges, I think of breaking my back pulling every piece. There's also that famous yellow wildflower "Butterweed" that overtakes my flowerbeds at this time of the year.
Did you know that a little bit of proactive weeding and feeding can rid you of these pesky grasses and weeds?
Check out any home and garden section at your local store and you can find brands such as Preen, Scott's and more. Remember to read directions thoroughly and pay attention to the timing of application. Next year those weeds will be a thing of the past.
Here's a link to some information from the LSU Ag Center on how to control weeds.
Of course, if all of this seems a little too much for you don't forget to fill out the form on your right or give us a call. We are happy to take care of the weeds and keep your lawn happy and healthy.
Some Tips for Applying Fertilizer:
When Should I Fertilize My Yard?
We live in a sub-tropical zone. This means that your grass is likely a warm season grass such as St. Augustine or Centipede grass. These grasses will usually get brown during the winter season and start actively growing again during early spring.
Depending on the condition of your lawn, you may have lots of weeds such as crabgrass and/or clover. So a weed and feed application may be the way to go. These are typically applied to the lawn in late winter or early spring. If you want to prevent the weeds from emerging late winter is your best bet. Be sure to read directions carefully before applying to your lawn. Don't over apply as it may cause damage to your lawn.
If your lawn is weed free then a fertilizer may be all that is needed. Fertilizer to encourage a strong and healthy lawn is typically applied in the spring time.
We will give the most expert and reliable attention to all of your yard service needs. Baton Rouge Lawn Service will take the guess work out of fertilizing, weeding and feeding and more. Give us a call now and we will take of your yard.