Fungus in Florida lawns, especially St. Augustine grass, is a common issue that results when yards become over watered during the winter dormant season. Believe it or not, grass becomes dormant in the Tampa Bay area during late fall and early winter and lasting till about March. By keeping the same irrigation schedule from Spring and Summer, mixed with the cool air and shorter days, fungus will develop and spread like a rapid fire throughout the yard. Mowers can easily be infected by the spores and spread the fungus from lawn to lawn.
Homeowners can keep fungus from spreading by reducing watering days and times, eliminating night time watering, sanitizing lawn equipment and applying proper fungicide treatments. Here at Forever Green Lawn and Pest Control, we can help prevent fungus from destroying your yard.