This time of year brings us heavy rain and some very hot temperatures. A combination of this kind usually causes fungus in many lawns to flare up dramatically. It’s important to take the correct steps to stop the spread as soon as possible. Make sure you don’t fertilize a fungus, as it will only make it spread. Applying the wrong treatment could mean disaster for your lawn and garden.
It’s essential that you visit your local lawn and garden professional and find a solution that will suit the needs of your yard. To control the spread of fungus in your grass and ornamentals, a fungicide is the best course of action. After the proper fungicide is applied to the lawn or shrubs, it will take a few mowings and cutting back to see the results.
Also, make sure you monitor your watering schedule and ensure that your lawn is being properly hydrated. Just because we’ve had a few days of rain doesn’t mean it will be okay for a long period of time. With the very hot temperatures, your turf and ornamentals will dry out very quickly. So, make sure you don’t leave your irrigation off for too long and keep your grass looking great.
column by EVAN QUINN
BIO: Evan Quinn is a native Floridian who went to high school at Winter Haven High. He learned hard work and customer service from his labor on the family’s poultry operation while growing up. He has operated Quinn and Company Land Services, Citrus Nursery Management, and Central Florida Pest Management for the past 11 Years.