Gray leaf spot is a common lawn disease that affects many turfs throughout Texas. This fungal infection can cause significant damage to your lawn if left untreated, such as thinning grass and brown spots on the blades. If your lawn is suffering from gray leaf spot, the best course of action is to contact a professional lawn care company that can provide a curative treatment. Then, you'll want to schedule services like liquid aeration and fertilization to help your turf recover and become healthy and vibrant again.

What is gray leaf spot, and what kind of damage can it cause?

Close up on a grass blade diseased with grey leaf spot on a potential client's property in Round Rock, TX.

Gray leaf spot is a fungal disease that affects many types of grasses here in Texas. This lawn disease thrives in warm, humid environments, so it becomes more prevalent between late spring and early fall. It can cause significant damage to your turf if left untreated, including include small, brown spots on the blades that gradually enlarge and turn gray or tan in color. As the disease progresses, it can lead to thinning grass and bare spots across your lawn. Not only that, but it severely weakens its health and makes it more susceptible to other stressors, such as drought and weeds.

What should you do if your lawn is suffering from gray leaf spot?

If your lawn is infected with gray leaf spot, the best thing to do is schedule a curative treatment with a professional lawn care company. For starters, pros have the expertise and knowledge to accurately diagnose the fungal disease and determine the appropriate treatment. What’s more, they have access to the most effective fungicides, which are generally more powerful than store-bought treatments. They will be able to apply these treatments safely, stopping gray leaf spot in its tracks so your turf can get back on the road to recovery.

You'll want to schedule lawn care services to help your turf recover after gray leaf spot.

Once gray leaf spot has been dealt with and eliminated from your lawn, the next thing you’ll want to do is make sure it makes a full recovery. Another great thing about working with professionals to help control this fungal disease is that they are able to provide additional lawn care services that can help your turf recuperate, such as liquid aeration and fertilization.

Liquid aeration will loosen compacted soil and help nutrients and resources, such as sunlight, water, and air, reach the roots of your grass. With improved access to everything it needs, your lawn can quickly recover from the stress of gray leaf spot and begin growing new, healthy grass again. Meanwhile, fertilization treatments can also be beneficial after a fungal infection because they provide it with the nutrients it needs, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, to rebuild its strength, encourage root development, and yield vibrant growth. With these lawn care services, your turf can make a full recovery and look like it never had a disease in the first place!

Routinely fertilizing your lawn and aerating it at least once a year will keep it in tip-top shape so it can naturally resist gray leaf spot in the future.

Call us today to schedule our lawn disease control service.

If your lawn is suffering from a gray leaf spot infection, turn to our team at Century Lawn and Landscape. We will address the lawn disease, effectively eradicate it, and provide ongoing support to ensure your lawn makes a full recovery and goes on to flourish. We proudly offer our lawn disease control service to residential property owners in Austin, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, and surrounding communities in Texas. Give us a call at (512) 786-1694 to schedule our service today. We look forward to working with you!