Anthracnose

Anthracnose Prevention Guide

Learn How to Prevent Anthracnose Lawn Disease

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Overview

Prevent Anthracnose By Keeping Your Lawn Healthy

When your lawn is under pressure from the environment or other stressors, it is more vulnerable to disease. Anthracnose can move in when your lawn is weakened.
  • Foliar anthracnose often occurs when your lawn is stressed from summer conditions like heat, lack of water, mowing too short, soil compaction, and even lack of nitrogen.
  • Crown rot anthracnose can occur when there is too much moisture in the roots from overwatering or improper drainage combined with high traffic.

The best way to prevent anthracnose is to ensure your lawn is as healthy as possible.


Step 1

Keep Your Lawn Properly Maintained

Keeping your lawn properly maintained is the best defense and protection against turf diseases, including anthracnose. Focus especially on proper fertilization, watering, and mowing. Following a lawn care schedule that caters to your particular type of turf will help to keep it healthy and looking its best.


Step 2

Apply Preventative Fungicides Each Season

In conjunction with keeping your lawn healthy, applying preventative fungicide applications each season will help to ensure your turf will not experience turf diseases.

Aim to use a different fungicide product each year when you treat your yard. It's important to use products with different active ingredients so potential fungus in your lawn does not become resistant to fungicides. The following MOA chart makes it easier to choose the best rotation of fungicides.

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