Georgia doesn’t see too many cool months, so there are a few summer weeds that last year-round, with lawn disease being prevalent in this area. The best way to keep your lawn safe and healthy throughout the many warm months is to educate yourself on which weeds will be growing in your area and which diseases will affect your turf so that you can identify and combat them properly. Without knowing these things, your grass could go untreated for so long that it would do irreparable damage.
So before getting to that point, it’s time to arm yourself with knowledge. Some weeds and diseases will be more commonly known than others, but truthfully, all will negatively affect your turf. Here are some weeds and diseases to look out for while enjoying the summer sun.
We’re starting with the big guns here because if you know anything about Georgia at all, you know crabgrass is one of the most common weeds around. Sadly, this type of plant will begin germinating in the winter, well before it shows up in June or July. It can affect your soil for up to three years once it plants its roots in your turf.
Oddly, this grass invader is technically an herb. It can be used in salads or broken down to make use of its components for oils. Although it has its various uses, most of these are obscure and unknown, so it’s commonly considered a weed because it is unappealing to the eye.
While well known and commonly found in southern states, this disease can appear small or large, depending on the severity. It actually will occur from a stressed-out lawn, which is odd to think about, since we mainly correlate stress to humans. But your grass is a plant, and with the Georgia heat, it is bound to feel a little stress as well. It shows this stress by appearing sick with diseases like dollar spot.
This non-discreet name gives away almost everything you need to know about how to identify this disease. When your lawn is switching from 80-degree heat with high humidity during the day, back down to 60-degree weather with far less moisture in the air at night, it begins to develop brown or yellow patches throughout your turf.
North Georgia Lawn has experts that can treat any type of grass. In fact, North Georgia Lawn has developed customized lawn care programs with regularly scheduled care for Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass, and fescue turf to ensure your unique lawn is getting the exceptional attention that it deserves.
Our clients can call us at (678) 508-0050 or reach out to us on our contact page to request a free quote for whatever summer lawn issue you may be dealing with. Our clients can even check us out on Facebook to see what we’re all about.