Of all the grass diseases ‘Red Thread’ lawn fungus is the most common.
The disease causes the grass leaf to die often giving the lawn a blotchy, brownish appearance. Whilst the disease is active the blotches will have a pink colouration and on closer inspection you will see 2mm long pink threads or needles.
The Red Thread fungus seriously disfigures lawns in the right conditions. Recent heavy rain combined with warmer weather raises humidity levels making conditions for the fungus ideal. Red Thread is already active on most lawns and any additional rainfall will increase the severity of the attack.
Once the disease has ceased being active, we do recommend aeration and even scarification in the Autumn to improve drainage and to remove excess thatch that can harbour fungal spores. For Further information on this please visit our website or click the links above.