Happy Thursday! As we head into the warmer months, especially after the rain we’ve had, it’s important to be on the lookout for lawn fungus. These are four signs of one particular fungus- take-all-root rot.

The first visible sign of root rot is bright yellow or highlighter green blades. Even at this stage, root rot has started taking over your yard.

After this, there will be brown, irregular patches of grass around the yard, where the grass wilts. Unlike brown patch, which has very circular patches of brown grass, these are often splotchy and uneven.

Another sign of root rot is that it’s very easy to lift the grass up from the soil, because of the damage to its roots.

It’s important to act fast if you suspect you have root rot, although you’ll want to rule out chinch bugs before treatment. Fungicide can help control the take-all root rot from spreading and destroying the entire lawn. If the fungus completely takes over, you may have to re-sod the yard.

We hope this helps. Leave any comments or questions below. If you’re interested in fungicide, call us at 318-286-0967. Have a good one!