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Got lawn fungus? We can help!

Fungus can be a common problem in lawns, as it can thrive in warm, damp conditions and cause unsightly blemishes on grass. If you are trying to get rid of fungus in your lawn, here are a few steps our landscape maintenance team takes especially tailored to the Bend, Oregon landscaping needs:

  1. Identify the type of fungus and mushrooms present in your lawn. Different types of fungus require different treatment methods, so it is important to accurately identify the type of fungus you are dealing with. You can do this by consulting with a lawn care professional or by taking a sample of the affected grass to a local cooperative extension office for testing.

  2. The best steps our landscape maintenance team takes to improve the health of your lawn are: maintain a consistent watering schedule, fertilize appropriately, and mow at the proper height.

  3. When needed we will use a fungicide specifically designed to treat the type of fungus present in your lawn. Our licensed spray technitians follow label instructions carefully and apply the fungicide according to the recommended frequency and dosage.

  4. Avoid over-watering your lawn. Fungus thrives in damp conditions, so it is important to water your lawn only when it is necessary and to avoid over-watering.

  5. Rake and remove any infected grass clippings from your lawn after mowing. This will help to reduce the spread of the fungus and promote healthy grass growth. Our maintenance team can do this by using mechanical detachers or lawn aeration equipment. 

By following these steps, we can help to get rid of fungus in your lawn and maintain a healthy, attractive yard. 

The most common lawn fungus we see in Bend, Oregon

Brown patch fungus: This fungus causes circular patches of dead or dying grass, typically in areas with high humidity and poor drainage. It can be treated with a fungicide specifically designed to control brown patch fungus.

Powdery mildew: This fungus appears as a white or gray powdery substance on the leaves of grass and can be treated with a fungicide specifically designed to control powdery mildew.

Dollar spot: This fungus causes small, circular patches of dead or dying grass and can be treated with a fungicide specifically designed to control dollar spot.

Rust: This fungus causes orange or red pustules on the leaves of grass and can be treated with a fungicide specifically designed to control rust.

Are there organic fungicides?

Yes, there are organic fungicides that can be used to treat fungus in your lawn. Organic fungicides are made from natural substances and do not contain synthetic chemicals, making them an alternative option for those who prefer to use more natural or eco-friendly products.

Some common organic fungicides for treating lawn fungus include:

  1. Neem oil: This oil is extracted from the seeds of the neem tree and can be effective in controlling a wide range of lawn fungus, as well as pests such as aphids and whiteflies.

  2. Baking soda: Baking soda can be mixed with water and applied as a spray to help control powdery mildew and other types of fungus.

  3. Vinegar: Diluted vinegar can be applied as a spray to help control fungus on grass.

  4. Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can be mixed with water and applied as a spray to help control lawn fungus.

It is important to note that organic fungicides may not be as effective as synthetic products in controlling lawn fungus and may require more frequent application. It is also a good idea to consult with a lawn care professional or a local cooperative extension office for recommendations on the most appropriate product for your specific needs.