Prevent & Treat Brown Patch in Your Lawn
It’s September of 2018 and the cooler wet weather we’ve been having has caused an explosion of Brown Patch and Gray Leaf Spot across the Houston area. We have the Nitro Phos fungicides you need now to prevent Brown Patch and Gray Leaf Spot from invading your lawn. Those same chemicals will also work to stop damage if you’re already seeing Brown Patch or Gray Leaf Spot. Call us at 281-431-7441 today!
Call 281-431-7441. Do you have a brown circle in your lawn? In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about how to treat brown patch in your St. Augustine grass lawn. Michael’s family has been in the grass business since 1981 so he’s an expert on the topic.
Summary of Michael’s video about How to Treat Brown Patch
Now I’d like to talk a little bit about some of the drawbacks to the St. Augustine in general. The brown patch I guess, is the first one that comes to mind. Brown patches are those brown circles that appear in the, usually in the fall when the night time temperatures start to drop but you still have the warm daytime temperatures.
Brown patches, those brown circles that you see appear usually in the lower wetter, low lying areas of your yard. They start there, then they spread out. Brown patches of fungus, they can be controlled … The best way to control it is to get out ahead of it.
We now recommend either Nitro Phos PCNB or Nitro Phos Eagle Turf fungicides for Brown Patch prevention and treatment. We carry those products at our Arcola office, so call us at 281-431-7441 for more information.
Early September you get a bag of the Scotts Lawn Fungus Control as a granule, you put it out the same way, you put out your fertilizer and your spreader and you water it in, and then about three or four weeks later, I think the bag says you follow it up with another application and that kind of keeps it at bay and does a real good job.
There’s a lot of different things out there. There are a lot of products out there that you can treat it with, but I have found staying out in front of it, and there’s not really much out there that can stop that or reverse the effects of it. So it’s usually best to stay out in front of it and hopefully prevent it from happening in there to begin with. Then you don’t have the big ugly brown circles in your yards. So that’s certainly something to keep in mind.
More information about the chemicals used to treat brown patch are available at this link.
Texas A&M University has a world-famous turfgrass research program and its website, Aggie Turfgrass, has extensive information about the weeds and the insects that can impact Texas lawns. It’s a fantastic resource to help you identify the weeds or the insects that might be affecting your lawn grass.
If you have questions about brown patch or the best grass varieties for your next grass project, please call us at 281-431-7441 today. We’re located in Arcola, TX, just off Highway 6 and a few miles east of Sienna Plantation.