When disease hits your lawn grasses, control can be difficult unless you know how to identify lawn and grass diseases and understand the causes behind them. Many common lawn and grass diseases have fungal problems at their source. Fortunately, proper lawn maintenance and care prevent and resolve most fungal lawn diseases. There are many different types of lawn diseases that can strike a lawn without notice, especially when the grass has not been properly cared for with correct treatments.

As with any lawn disease, prevention is key. It is best to be proactive to avoid damage from fungi that attack your grass. To prevent fungus, you need to follow strict cultural practices, such as implementing a routine lawn care schedule to strengthen the turf that includes fertilization, weed control, proper watering habits and more.