Red Thread disease is extremely common in the UK. Warm and wet conditions such as those in early Autumn are perfect for red thread but it can also be a problem in the spring and summer! Red Thread disease is not fatal for lawns The first thing to know is that this disease will not … Continue reading How can I avoid my customers’ lawns getting red thread disease?
What is red thread disease? Red thread disease is caused by a fungal pathogen called Laetisaria fuciformis (formerly known as Corticium fuciforme). It infects and kills leaves of grass but it does not usually kill the plant. Unfortunately, it affects some most of the common lawn species that we see including creeping fescues and perennial ryegrass. Red thread … Continue reading What is red thread disease?
How do lawns get waterlogged? You know what we mean by 'waterlogged'; where the soil has so much water in it that the lawn squelches as you walk over it. Sometimes there can be so much water that it pools on the surface and looks like a temporary lake! Even regular amounts of rain can … Continue reading Waterlogged lawns?