Kettering, a suburb of Dayton, is known for its innovators and researchers. It is home to some of the most highly trained and experienced workers, prominent colleges and universities. The village itself was named Kettering after the famous inventor of the electric automobile starter, which changed the modern car’s revolution.
The residents and businesses of Kettering expect nothing less when it comes to their landscaping needs. At Agxact, we, too, have spent years of research finding and using the most innovative and successful products to create the most vibrant, green lawn for your Kettering backyard needs. Our seven-step application Turf Care Program has been proven to build healthier soil and stronger root health, all of which are needed to protect and combat pests and disease.
Here in Kettering, our cold winters, warm wet springs, and hot, humid summers make way for a number of different lawn diseases.
Dollar spot appears on your Kettering, Ohio lawn as small patches of dead grass about the size of a dollar coin. These dead patches are often light tan in color, appearing almost white. It typically begins to grow and infect susceptible grasses in the spring when night temperatures exceed 50 degrees. Most prevalent after cool, rainy nights, brown patch is caused by drought stress, low mowing, excessive thatch accumulation, frequent irrigation, and downward air movement. Utilizing a standard fertilization program and regular disposal of grass clippings will help to prevent this dreadful disease.
Fairy Ring is one of the most common spring lawn diseases here in Ohio because it thrives in cool, rainy weather. It’s easy to identify because it stands out as a large ring of dead grass or mushrooms. The mushrooms are a fungus that starts growing underground, breaking down essential nutrients in the soil. It is caused by expired or dying matter in the soil and excessive thatch. The key to fairy ring prevention involves keeping a clean yard, dethatching, and aerating to alleviate soil compaction.
One of the most common late spring/early summer lawn diseases, brown patch appears as large circular and irregular patches of dead grass. Symptoms vary depending on the turf type, but it usually causes the grass to look fatigued and dried out. Brown patch spreads quickly. Therefore if you notice irregular patches of brown, dried grass on your lawn, you will want to give us a call. The key to brown patch prevention is good lawn care practices, especially when it comes to watering. Investing in a regular lawn maintenance plan such as our seven-step application lawn care program will ensure your turf is properly fertilized with the appropriate amounts at the precise times.
Agxact’s seven-step comprehensive Turf Care Program offers the fertilization needed to protect your lawn from succumbing to these and other lawn diseases. Learn more about our lawn care program or contact us and see how we can safeguard your Kettering lawn.