Protect Your Lawn From Brown Patches (Fungus)

Tall fescue lawns are looking great right now. However, the hot, humid weather headed this way brings the potential for lawn diseases. These can be very detrimental to lawns in our area, causing thinning and browning that can only be repaired by aerating and seeding in the fall.
Here are some tips on preventing fungus.

Proper cultural practices can help minimize the onset and damage from lawn disease. Be sure to water deeply and infrequently, during the early morning hours. Don’t water your yard at night. Watering at night, keeping that grass damp overnight with high humidity and high night time temperatures creates prime growing conditions for brown patch fungus.

Also, always mow the grass at 3.5 to 4 inches. However, if conditions are favorable, lawn disease can still attack a healthy stand of turf.
Dreamlawns can protect your lawn from this disease with timely fungicide applications. Our program includes fungicide applications during the summer months. Feel free to call or email us for more information on our fungicide program.

Protect From Lawn Fungus Virginia Beach

What Steps do I Take to get my Mower Ready for the Spring?

Spring is almost here, and in many parts of the country it’s time to think “lawn.” That means it’s time to check your lawn mower to be sure it’s ready to cut grass. When the mower was stored for the winter, it should have been cleaned and the gasoline drained.
However, here are a few hints if you didn’t:

Look underneath: Caked and gunked with grass? Scrape off what you can and clean with a brush.

Check the air filter. It’s probably dirty and clogged. Replace it — it’s usually cheap!

Dull blades mean a dull mowing job! Unless you are the handy type and can sharpen the blades yourself, let a pro do it.

The importance of having sharp blades goes beyond aesthetics. When the blade is dull it stresses the plant which also makes it more susceptible to disease. When your blade is dull it makes your mowing have a white appearance and the tip is torn. How often you need to sharpen depends on the size of your lawn and how often you mow. A rule of thumb would be to monitor the up close and far away appearance. If it looks like clean even cut you will know!
Up close photo of a lawn mowed with a dull blade.
From Popular Science Magazine

Read what our customers are saying about us!

“I have just completed one year with the folks at DREAMLAWN and have found them to be prompt, thorough and very professional. Turning my lawn over to DREAMLAWN was not an easy task as I have taken care of my lawn for years and am very particular about how well my grass is cut and is prepared for each of the four seasons here in Virginia.

I have further found that each of my DREAMLAWN treatments were done with expertise and concern for completing the job professionally and to the satisfaction of the customer. My lawn has maintained an excellent color and has been healthy as we head into the winter months. Treatments are well priced and if I have had any concerns about any of the treatments, I could immediately call and these needs would be met.

I would recommend anyone to DREAMLAWN to keep their lawn and shrubbery in peak condition throughout each of the seasons we experience here in Virginia Beach.”

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Virginia Beach, Va 23456