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Lawn Issue Types: Snow Mold, Brown Patch, Dollar Spot

For many landscapes on various properties, the grass and lawn areas are foundational parts of the entire setup. Ensuring that no significant issues arise here is important, whether we’re talking about things like disease, fungus or other possible risks that may be present to your lawn. 

At Olympus Landscaping, we’re happy to assist with numerous areas of landscape design, installation and maintenance for Herriman, Highland and Draper clients. Our services range from full design and setup solutions to long-term upkeep, and care for your lawn is just one of numerous forms of upkeep we offer. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over several lawn diseases or other risks that are theoretically possible on a given lawn, plus how to watch out for them and prevent them from becoming issues for your lawn (areas we’re happy to assist with wherever needed).

Snow Mold

One particular lawn risk that’s most common during the late winter or early spring period we’re in right now is snow mold. Snow mold is a fungus that thrives in cold, damp conditions and can be particularly difficult to deal with because it’s often covered up by the heavy winter snows of this time of year.

To help prevent your lawn from being affected by snow mold, you’ll need to properly maintain the environment for much of the late winter and early spring season. This includes regularly raking the lawn to remove moisture, keeping the grass mowed low where applicable and making sure there’s no significant debris on the lawn that can contribute to extra moisture buildup.

Brown Patch Lawn Disease

Another fungus-related risk that may potentially appear on your lawn is the so-called brown patch disease. This is a fungus that tends to thrive in humid conditions, and it causes large patches of brownish coloration on the lawn or other grass areas greatly impacting their appearance.

Preventing brown patch from becoming an issue involves regular maintenance of your landscape, including timely mowing of the lawn, good air circulation and proper watering. Allowing your lawn to dry out for a few days between each watering session is also essential in avoiding this issue.

Dollar Spot Lawn Disease

One of the most common lawn diseases you may encounter is the dollar spot disease. As its name implies, it usually appears in small circular patches that are about as wide as a dollar bill or so, but which can spread and fill up larger areas of lawn if not managed properly.

This issue, which tends to form in late spring or early summer, is most common on lawns that have not been fertilized properly – and this means proper fertilization is key for avoiding this issue. Regular mowing and proper watering also help, plus you may wish to get professional lawn care services from a landscaping specialist if the issue continues.

We hope these tips have been helpful in understanding some of the more common issues that can potentially occur on your lawn. At Olympus Landscaping, we’re experienced with landscaping services in the Herriman, Highland and Draper areas, including full design and lawn care services. If you need assistance with your landscape design or lawn care needs, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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