Lawn Disease, Insect and Grub Management

Lawn Disease Treatment

Lawn disease diagnosis and treatment by lawn maintenance experts can help you maintain a healthy, green lawn. High humidity, moisture, stress conditions and certain grass varieties can create favorable conditions for problematic fungi growth that results in lawn disease. Lawn disease treatments recommended by your lawn care expert are based on analysis of the type of grass in your landscape and your growing environment. For example, a GoldLeaf technician will treat sunny areas different from shaded areas because they have unique requirements. Some of the most common lawn diseases include leaf spot, red thread, dollar spot and patch disease. Red thread, leaf spot and dollar spot are all foliar diseases, and the surest timing for effective lawn disease treatments is to wait until your lawn care specialist begins to see symptoms.

Lawn Maintenance for Diseased Lawns

Lawn maintenance for diseased lawns is often a season-long endeavor. When a lawn disease application is applied to your turf, the protected part of the plant is removed as the blades grow and are mown off. Thus, multiple lawn disease treatments may be required throughout the season, depending on the lawn disease, the weather, and your tolerance for brown areas caused by the lawn disease. The longevity of a protective lawn disease application in the home lawn environment depends on the variety of grass in your landscape, weather and other conditions specific to your property. Unfortunately, the pathogens are never totally eradicated from the lawn. They can lay dormant in the thatch or in the plants waiting for the right conditions to become active. Your lawn care consultant will work with you to develop a program that integrates carefully targeted treatments for specific areas where undesirable weeds, crabgrass, damaging insects and lawn diseases exist. In order to develop turf that is more competitive against lawn disease, your lawn maintenance program may also include a balance of specially formulated nutrients and slow-release fertilizers.

Lawn Care and Common Lawn Diseases

Lawn care for lawn disease control requires extensive lawn maintenance knowledge and experience with the conditions specific to your region. Leaf Spot occurs predominantly in the spring when there is a lot of succulent new growth that doesn’t have the chance to harden off. Treatment for leaf spot lawn disease may be required every 2–3 weeks to gain control. Should this disease persist, slice seeding new grass varieties into your lawn is recommended to reduce the percentage of grass types that are susceptible to this lawn disease.

Red thread can be a season long lawn maintenance problem, from March to November. This lawn disease is most prevalent when the weather is damp or humid.

Dollar Spot is most common on bent grass, but it affects all cool season turf grasses. Environmental conditions favoring dollar spot lawn disease are warm days and cool-warm nights with high humidity or prolonged dew. It can generally be thought of as a summer lawn disease, occurring primarily from June to September.

Dollar Spot


Patch disease infection doesn’t become obvious until the plants go into stress, normally in June or July from the summer heat and reduced rain. Your patch disease treatment is preventative and covers both summer patch and brown patch conditions in your lawn.

Brown Patch


Insect and Grub Management

Lawn and Garden Insect Solutions

Lawn and garden insect control requires expansive knowledge and experience dealing with common lawn insects that cause significant damage to your lawn. A lawn care specialist has the expertise necessary to help you develop a program that addresses your personal preferences and integrates carefully timed and targeted treatments.

White grubs and chinch bugs create the most problems for your turfgrass. In the northeastern United States , white grubs are the most widespread and destructive pests and often require insect control services. They damage turf by chewing off its roots close to the soil surface. The hairy chinch bug is also prevalent in the northeast. Chinch bugs use piercing mouth parts to suck sap and inject toxins into the crowns and stems of grass plants. They attack a variety of grasses including Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescues, perennial ryegrass, bentgrass, and zoysia.

Insect Control in Your Lawn


Insect control in your lawn and garden by a professional can help you achieve the healthy, green lawn you’ve always wanted. We can provide you with comprehensive lawn and garden care to help you obtain, maintain, and enjoy a fantastic looking lawn while accommodating your treatment preferences. The key to quality insect control in your lawn is to inspect the lawn regularly in order to spot unwanted insect populations early and enlist professional care

Grub Problem