Fusarium Patch disease grows in mild and wet conditions, and develops in excess levels of nitrogen. When the grass is very wet, the fungi can often be seen on the surface of the lawn. It has a white-pinkish cotton look.
When does Fusarium Patch develop?
It can attack at any time of the year but most commonly occurs during autumn and winter, particularly when drainage is poor.
Fusarium attacks most grass types, but in particular it attacks annual meadow grass (Poa annua). Decreasing the amount of Poa annua can therefore reduce Fusarium patch.
How to get rid of Fusarium patches
Most disease problems during winter occur when dew stays on the grass all day long. Removing dew with the back of a flat rake will help the lawn dry quicker. Using a flat rake will also give your lawn a visually pleasing striped effect.
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