Red Thread and Pink Patch.
Red Thread - Laetisaria Fuciformis
Pink Patch - Limonomyces Roseipellis
Suscepitlbe to all turf grasses, but more servere on fine Fescue and perennial Ryegrass. Commonly occurs in Autumn and Spring.
I get asked this question a lot whilst treating lawns in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and South Cambridge. Mowing in the winter can be a tricky. looking out on the lawn on a drab day, your probably thinking that the lawn is to wet or the lawn is to long, or even its to cold. Hopefully these tips from our Friends at Etesia can help with your thoughts.
If you have pets you are likely to be familiar with the problem of pet urine causing scorch patches on lawns. Most associate the problem with dog urine only but cat urine can be just as bad. It’s generally worse with female dogs because of the way they squat as opposed to the “sprinkling” technique of males.
As you may know as much to my wife annoyance I use my lawn to experiment on! this time I thought I would show all my customers how important lawn cutting is.
As I have mentioned before the partnership between myself and you is the biggest part of Lawn Care. On your part, letting me know if you notice any thing abnormal happening to the lawn (thinning, browning, pests etc) as I only see the lawn around 5 times a year, the other 2 parts are watering and cutting. Mine is to make sure that treatments are done in the correct seasons and I follow the best practice. You might have been effected by the weather last Autumn/Winter I had to stop all scarification work as it was to wet and I picked it back up this spring.
April Showers they say! driest April in over 30 years. What should be a few months of strong growth, helping lawns recover form winter stresses, is turning out to be a few months where some lawns are entering 'Summer Dormancy'. They look very straw like, even dead in places. We can turn this round with the follow advice.
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Scarification is well under way in Hertfordshire. This process removes dead material (Thatch) from the base of the grass plant. Thatch is like a barrier suffocating the plant, this process allows oxygen, light, nutrients and water to the root zone.
Scarifying can be a harsh process and, initially, will make your lawn look worse but, ultimately, can make it much better. So, please have faith!