Lawn Alert: Red Thread

This is a LAWN ALERT from Ford’s Hometown Services. Most New England lawns are experiencing a foliage disease known as Red Thread right now. Disease development occurs in temperatures ranging 40-70 degrees especially during long evening dew periods, rains and lawn watering in the late afternoon or overnight.

Your lawn may appear to have tan or pink patches 4-8 inches in diameter. A fungicide can be applied to suppress the disease in the plant, but the pathogen will remain in the soil waiting for the optimal conditions to return. Usually Red Thread is most prevalent in the Spring and Fall. Sometimes a feeding (fertilizer) will help “push” the disease out of the plant quicker.  Got Red Thread? Call for more information or pricing at: 1-800-649-9992 and ask for the lawn department. Remember, we give free estimates on our lawn care and pest control services.


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