Over the last couple of days we have seen an abundance of rain, which has helped yards around St. Louis with the seasonably hot weather we have had over the past month or so.  Hot humid weather can actually bring harm to lawns when the rain finally clears. These factors are definite ingredients for Brown patch to pop up in St. Louis area lawns.

When temperature tends to be hot during the day and warm at night these are ideal conditions for this disease to grow. Brown patch comes from a plant pathogen fungus called “Rhizoctonia solina.” Property owners will tend to think the lawn needs to be fed or needs a watering. This is not the case as this will feed the lawn pathogen. Lawns will start to have brown lesions in the center or on top of the grass blade. Proper identification is key as the problem can spread quickly to other areas of the lawn. Once a fungus is apparent in the lawn it is ideal to bag the clippings and dispose of them to help prevent spreading the disease even further. There are treatments for this disease.  We can treat your yard of this disease, and identify other problems in your lawn.