You can prevent and treat brown patch with one fungicide. We now recommend Heritage G for both uses. Call us at 281-431-7441.
Do you have a brown circle in your lawn? In this video, Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine talks about how to prevent and treat brown patch in your St. Augustine grass lawn. Our fungicide recommendation has changed to Heritage G.
Summary of How to Treat Brown Patch
I called their office and spoke with Anderson. He answered my questions and advised me how to get to their location. When I arrived, Anderson greeted me and proceeded to load my trailer with a half-pallet of St. Augustine grass while I paid Shannon. She was very friendly and provided me with a sheet with care instructions. Then as I was strapping down the grass, Anderson advised me on how to care for the grass, almost verbatim from the care sheet. I planted the grass and watered it in. It is a beautiful green color and obviously healthy grass. I am very pleased with my experience with Houston Grass.
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Now I’d like to talk a little bit about some of the drawbacks to the St. Augustine in general. Brown patch is the first one that comes to mind. Brown patch is those brown circles that appear in the spring and the fall when the nighttime temperatures are cool, but you have the warm daytime temperatures.
Brown patch usually appears in the wetter, low lying areas of your yard. They start there, then they spread out. Brown patch fungus can be controlled. The best way to control it is to get out ahead of it.
We now recommend Heritage G fungicide for brown patch prevention and treatment. We stock this product 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.
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.
You Can Prevent and Treat Brown Patch
We carry the Heritage G you need to prevent brown patch from appearing and to treat brown patch that’s already taken hold.