Fungal lawn diseases like brown patch are common here in Texas from late spring into late fall. Rainy weather and humid conditions during this time allow the fungus Rhizoctonia solani to quickly infect your lawn, killing grass in circular, donut-like patterns. If you suspect your lawn has fallen victim to brown patch, your first step should be to call a professional. Someone who works with lawn diseases for a living can determine if your lawn has brown patch or if it is suffering from another lawn disease, like take-all patch, or another condition, like dehydration.

If the lawn care professional determines that brown patch is the issue, you should schedule a curative treatment to stop it from spreading and schedule lawn care services to nurse your lawn back to health. Lawn care services like fertilization and aeration give your grass the nutrients and resources needed to recover after battling brown patch.

First, contact a professional to confirm your lawn has brown patch.

Brown patches in a lawn in Cedar Park, TX.

There are many lawn diseases that are common in Texas and some have similar symptoms, so it is easy to get them confused. Additionally, the brown patches throughout your lawn could just be from dehydration and not a lawn disease. Brown patch normally shows up as a circular patch of grass with a few lively grass blades in the middle. However, symptoms can vary depending on the grass and soil type.

It is important to contact a professional to make sure that the diagnosis is correct before you try and treat the issue. Self-diagnosing your lawn and choosing an incorrect treatment can worsen brown patch and kill larger areas of your lawn. Lawn care professionals frequently work with lawn diseases and know how to identify differences in symptoms. They can recommend treatments and advise you on what steps to take next.

A curative treatment will eliminate brown patch from your lawn.

After a professional confirms that your lawn has brown patch, you should schedule a curative treatment as soon as possible to prevent brown patch from spreading and damaging more of your lawn. Brown patch, if left untreated, will quickly spread and harm more of your grass, making it harder for your lawn to bounce back.

To eliminate brown patch, technicians will use a curative fungicide. They will apply it one time across your lawn to start the healing process.

Lawn care services help your lawn recover after brown patch and other turf diseases.

A professional fertilizing lawn in Austin, TX.

A curative treatment will stop brown patch from spreading more throughout your lawn; however, it can't reverse the damage that has already been done. Your lawn will need a few lawn care services to become green and strong again. Services like fertilization and aeration can provide your grass with the vital resources and nutrients needed to recover after a turf disease. Here's what you need to know:

  • Fertilization strengthens your lawn by feeding it nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other nutrients. This helps create a strong root system that helps grass turn green again.
  • Aeration services loosen up compacted soil, creating channels for the roots of your grass. Your lawn can then access water, sunlight, and other resources it needs to recover.

Is your lawn showing signs of a lawn disease? Call us to schedule a treatment.

If you think your lawn has fallen victim to brown patch, don't wait — call us at (512) 786-1694 to schedule a curative treatment. We service Austin, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, TX, and other surrounding areas. Because brown patch is common here, our experienced technicians are experienced and prepared to identify, treat, and replenish your lawn. Turf disease outbreaks can happen at any time, but we're ready on deck. Contact our team today to schedule our curative turf disease treatments.